Updated 12:39 a.m., Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

CAI Private Equity — The investment firm made Allan Weinstein a managing partner in New York. He will oversee CAI’s U.S. operations, which include portfolio companies in energy and utility services, as well as financial services, manufacturing, aerospace and healthcare.

Corporation Service Co. — The global services firm appointed Sandra Horwitz as managing director of its successor trustee and default administration group, CSC Trust Co., in Wilmington, Del. Horwitz will be responsible for expanding CSC Trust’s corporate trust services when it comes to restructuring and business development duties. The 29-year financial services veteran joins CSC Trust from HSBC Bank US NA, where she served as vice president.

Crédit Agricole — The investment bank hired Kirk Tholen as a managing director in Houston. Tholen will oversee Credit Agricole’s new energy acquisition and divestiture group. Tholen has held various engineering roles over the course of 13 years. His most recent position was at oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc.

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP — The law firm announced that partner Neil Caddy joined the London office as part of Milbank’s global leveraged finance practice. Caddy was previously with Mayer Brown, also in London. Caddy is the third partner to join Milbank’s London office in 2012, following the arrivals of Mark Stamp of Linklaters LLP and Nicholas Spearing from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Norwest Equity Partners —The middle-market investment firm named Stuart Schoenmann an operating partner. In this role, Schoenmann will assist Norwest in evaluating potential investment opportunities. He previously served as chief executive of CVI Melles Griot, a manufacturer of precision photonics products, in which Norwest made an investment in 2003.

O’Melveny & Myers LLP — The law firm brought in Mark Easton from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. where he served as the principal transactions lawyer for the company’s legal department. Easton will be based in O’Melveny’s Los Angeles office as a partner, working mainly with members of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media practice.

Perkins Coie LLP — Randy Bridgeman has joined the Chicago firm’s corporate governance and transactions practice as a partner. He was most recently a partner at K&L Gates LLP, also in Chicago. Bridgeman will coordinate legal matters for various client issues, including transactions, commercial contracts, litigation, employee benefits, real estate and intellectual property.

Robert W. Baird & Co. — The financial services firm poached David Schechner from Canaccord Genuity Inc. Schechner will be a part of Barid’s healthcare team as a managing director in Boston, where he will head the firm’s life-sciences practice. At Canaccord, he oversaw banking for pharmaceutical clients since 2008. Prior to that, he founded and led the biotechnology group at Needham & Co. LLC. Schechner has also held various leadership positions at Goldman Sachs & Co. and Bear Stearns.

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP — The law firm has opened an office in Seoul, South Korea—Sheppard Mullin’s sixteenth location. Seth (Byoung Soo) Kim, previously based in New York and Los Angeles, is the administrative partner of the Seoul office. Partners Gary Halling and Ken Carl are also part of the Korea team, but will conduct business from their offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. The firm also recently announced an addition to its Beijing office. Simon Kai-Tse Cheong has joined Sheppard Mullin as a partner, focusing on bankruptcy. He joins from the Chinese law firm Zhong Lun, also in Beijing.

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