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Amy Pandit and Tarek Abdalla Join Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office as New Partners

Jones Day announces that Amy Pandit and Tarek Abdalla have joined the firm's Pittsburgh office as partners in its banking, finance & securities, and business & tort litigation practices, respectively.

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D.F. King Expands Extraordinary Events Proxy Solicitation Team with Addition of Geoffrey Weinberg

Leading governance, proxy and ownership services firm D.F. King & Co., Inc., an AST Company, announced that Geoffrey Weinberg has joined as a Senior Vice President in the Extraordinary Events Group. In this role, Weinberg will work in the corporate proxy department in the firm’s New York office on M&A transactions and contested solicitations, including activist defense assignments.

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Anderson Kill Names New Practice Group Chairs

Deborah B. Koplovitz has been named co-chair of the firm’s cooperative and condominium group, following the retirement of former co-chair, Mort Rosen. Deborah will oversee the group with Peter Livingston, who continues his role as chair. Christopher C. Gerard has been appointed chair of the estates, trusts and tax services group, taking over leadership of the group from Dennis Zagroba.

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AST Welcomes Brett Weinblatt as New CFO

AST®, a full-service, tech-enabled ownership data management and advisory firm, announced that Brett D. Weinblatt has joined as Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the company’s financial strategy and operations. Weinblatt reports to Chief Executive Officer Marty Flanigan.

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Automotive and Industrial Transformation Expert John Loehr Joins AlixPartners as a Managing Director

AlixPartners announced that automotive and industrial strategy and transformation expert John Loehr has joined as a managing director in the firm’s global automotive and industrial practice. He will work from AlixPartners’ Chicago office.

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FTI Consulting Expands National SEC & Accounting Advisory Services Practice, Appoints Senior Managing Director Todd Rahn as Bay Area Leader

FTI Consulting, Inc. announced the appointment of Todd Rahn as a senior managing director within the firm’s forensic & litigation consulting segment and the launch of its SEC & accounting advisory services practice in the Bay Area, which Mr. Rahn will lead out of San Francisco.

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McGuireWoods Selects Mirlande Telfort for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program

McGuireWoods has selected New York partner Mirlande Telfort as its representative member of the 2019 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. The program fosters the development of talented lawyers from diverse backgrounds and prepares them for leadership roles.

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McGuireWoods Advises Dominion Energy in Merger with Dominion Energy Midstream Partners

McGuireWoods advised Dominion Energy in completing a merger agreement with Dominion Energy Midstream Partners, LP. The merger resulted in the company acquiring all the outstanding public common units of Dominion Energy Midstream in exchange for Dominion Energy common shares.

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Clifford Chance Advises Merck on Global Strategic Immuno-oncology Alliance with GlaxoSmithKline

Clifford Chance has advised Merck KGaA (Merck) on the conclusion of a global strategic cooperation agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The two companies will work together closely in the field of immuno-oncology.

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Former PCAOB Director of Enforcement and SEC, DOJ Veteran Claudius Modesti Joins Akin Gump

Akin Gump announced that Claudius Modesti, former Director of Enforcement at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), has joined the firm as a partner in its white collar defense and government investigations practice in Washington, D.C.

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