Banking & Finance


ohn Pedersen was named senior risk management officer and executive vice president of City National Corp. and its subsidiary City National Bank. Pedersen was formerly the chief credit review officer with the Beverly Hills-based bank. Also, Roger S. Stinnett was named vice president and manager of tax and financial planning at City National Bank. Stinnett was previously a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP.

Union Bank of California promoted Chris Del Moral-Niles to senior vice president and director of liability management in its downtown Los Angeles office. He previously served as the bank's asset and liability strategist.

Biofriendly Corp. named Cynthia L. Morphew regional vice president. Before joining the company, Morphew was the vice president of environmental affairs for the Texas Oil and Gas Association.

HNTB Corp. named Robert "Larry" Davis president of the firm's West division. Davis was most recently a commander and division engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division.

Health Care
Kristen Pugh was appointed associate vice president for government and community relations at Duarte-based City of Hope cancer center. Pugh was most recently the associate director of federal government affairs at Washington, D.C.-based American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

K & R; Law Group LLP named Jack A. Janov, Kevin C. Lacey and Edward A. Stumpp partners in the firm's Los Angeles office. Janov and Stumpp were formerly attorneys with the company's litigation practice group and Lacey was an attorney in the health care and corporate law division.

Carl Roude was named of counsel in the real estate practice group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP. Roude was previously managing counsel at Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc.

Proskauer Rose LLP named Monica Shilling and Anthony Pacheco partners. Shilling is a partner in the corporate department and Pacheco in the litigation and dispute resolution department, both at the firm's L.A. office. Shilling and Pacheco were previously attorneys in their departments.

Brian Davidoff was named managing director at Los Angeles-based business law firm Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff. He was previously managing the bankruptcy and corporate legal practice at the firm.

Bobby A. Ghajar was named partner in the Los Angeles office of Howrey LLP. Ghajar was most recently an associate with the firm's intellectual property practice.

Joh Stephens was named editor of The Planning Report and the Metro Report, monthly publications covering land use and public investment in Los Angeles. Stephens previously taught at Archer School for Girls.


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