85 Broads — The New York women’s networking group, which was bought by banking powerhouse Sallie Krawcheck in May, named Allyson McDonald as president. McDonald will oversee day-to-day operations of the business and work to develop and execute future plans. She has previously worked at Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments and New York Life, and more recently has been serving as a consultant on investing and philanthropy. For more coverage, see “Krawcheck’s 85 Broads New Hire Could Lead to Deals.”
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP — The New York-based law firm hired restructuring specialist Craig Bruens. Previously from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he represented debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings, Bruens comes on board as counsel and a member of the business restructuring group.
Dechert LLP — Kerin Cantwell has joined the Philadelphia-based firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner. Cantwell, most recently a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, specializes in the energy sector and advises on domestic and international corporate matters including the development and financing of projects in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Before Akin Gump, Cantwell was counsel at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, spending roughly five years in the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Lisiten Associates — The New York broker and advisory firm has formed a new unit, Mine Brokers USA. Lisiten Associates named Eric Hirsch president of the segment, which will focus on the mining industry, including metals and rare earth elements.
Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP — Mike Stosser joined the New York law firm’s energy group. Prior to this position, Stosser was of counsel at Day Pitney. He has more than 30 years of experience in the energy sector, including serving as senior vice president and general counsel of Ardour Capital Investments LLC. Stosser’s practice includes both traditional and alternative sources of energy.
Tamarix Capital Partners LP — The New York private investment firm hired Douglas Bunim as a senior associate. He will work in the firm’s SBIC fund. Previously he worked at H.I.G. Capital in the middle market fund.
Taylor Capital Group Inc. — The Chicago bank holding company hired David Drury to head sales and capital markets for its equipment-finance unit. Drury was previously managing director of intermediary funding at GE Capital, helping financial institutions acquire loans and leases in the secondary market. Drury will report to Edward Dahlka Jr., president of Cole Taylor Equipment Finance, a unit of Taylor Capital subsidiary Cole Taylor Bank.