The downtown L.A. office of law firm Jones Day has named Erin N. Brady of counsel, Christopher M. Healey associate, Lori Sinanyan of counsel, Bennett L. Spiegel partner, Stacie D. Torres associate and Richard L. Wynne partner. They join Jones Day from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a commercial law firm based in Chicago. Brady, Sinanyan, Spiegel and Wynne were previously partners. Healey and Torres were associates.

The Century City office of Venable LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm, has named Brad Cohen, Michael Foster, Robin Gilden, Michael B. Luftman and David Schwartz partners. The firm also named Charles Kolstad and Kyle R. Neal of counsels and Richard Luftman an associate. Cohen, Foster, Gilden, Michael Luftman and Schwartz were previously partners at Reish Luftman Reicher & Cohen. Kolstad was senior counsel at Reish Luftman Reicher & Cohen. Neal was senior counsel at Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP. Richard Luftman was an associate at Reish Luftman Reicher & Cohen.


IbisWorld, a Santa Monica-based market research firm, has named Robert Kempken vice president of research and production. Kempken was previously vice president of operations and strategic development with Transamerica, an insurance company.

Outside the Box Inc., a Montrose-based marketing company, has hired Donna M. Kreutz and Tony Rodriguez as national sales directors. Kreutz was previously vice president of business development for Smart Chip Technologies, a software technology company. Rodriguez was president of Printing Management Co-Op.


Paul Tepper has been hired as executive director at Western Center on Law and Poverty, a Koreatown non-profit protecting and promoting the rights of low-income people. Previously, Tepper was executive director of Weingart Development Corp., real estate development arm of the Weingart Center Association, a San Pedro non-profit organization providing shelter, chemical dependency services, education and employment support.


Coldpack, a San Diego-based insulated packaging company, has hired Gary St. George as key account executive in its Downey satellite office. George was
previously Western region sales representative at Lindar Corp., a plastics and Bioplastics-thermoforming company based in Baxter, Minn.

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