NEWSMAKERS


Accounting

Arthur E. DeJong has been named partner at Kling & Pathak, a Cerritos-certified public accounting firm. DeJong previously served as senior manager at the firm.

Banking & Finance

Comerica Bank has named Daniel Robles assistant vice president and banking center manager of its Long Beach branch. Previously, Robles was assistant banking center manager for Comerica's East Long Beach branch.

Development

Jay Carson has joined Shangri-La Industries, a Century City development company, as executive vice president for policy and business development. Carson was previously press secretary to Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) during her recent presidential run.

Insurance

Momentous Insurance Brokerage Inc., a Van Nuys insurance company, has named Jeff J. Davis vice president. Davis was previously vice president of Abacus Insurance Brokers Inc. in West L.A.

Law

Law firm Buchalter Nemer has named Alex Angarita, Melissa Mac Pherson and Samy Sadighi associates, and Steven M. Spector shareholder in its downtown L.A. office. Angarita was previously associate with O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Mac Pherson was associate at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, a Houston-based law firm. Sadighi was associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, a downtown L.A.-based law firm. Spector was counsel at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP, a Century City law firm.

Yanna S. Bouris has been promoted to partner in the Century City office of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, an Irvine-based law firm. Bouris was previously associate with the firm.

Stephen E. Foster and Samuel D. Shapiro have been named partners of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, a West L.A. law firm. Foster was previously associate with the firm. Shapiro was of counsel.

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, a law firm co-headquartered in Boston and Washington, D.C., has named Andrew B. Grossman partner of the intellectual property litigation practice group in its downtown L.A. office. Grossman was previously partner in the downtown L.A. office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, a New York-based business and technology law firm.

The Century City headquarters of law firm Theodora Oringher Miller & Richman PC has hired Jason L. Haas as associate. Haas was previously associate in the downtown L.A. office of Jones Day, an international law firm headquartered in Cleveland.

Dana Levitt has joined the downtown L.A. office of Foley & Lardner LLP, a Milwaukee-based law firm, as partner in the general commercial litigation practice. Levitt was previously partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a Chicago-headquartered law firm.

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