Barclays plc — Gary Posternack has been named global head of mergers and acquisitions at the London investment bank. Previously, Posternack served as the head of M&A Americas at Barclays Capital and before that, head of natural resources M&A. Before Barclays, he was at Lehman Brothers Inc., where he served as head of industrial M&A from 1999 to 2004. The moves comes on the heels of Barclays’ losing a string of bankers in 2014, including investment bank chairman, Ros Stephenson, who is joining UBS AG.
Bryan Cave LLP — The New York law firm has announced leadership changes at three of its offices. LaDawn Naegle became managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Washington, D.C., location on June 1, succeeding John Peirce. Naegle, a federal securities lawyer with an active public company practice, joined the firm in 1984 and has served on the executive committee since 2011. Peirce served as the managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office since 2010. In London, Carol Osbornewas named managing partner. She succeeds Rodney Page, who had been managing partner since 2010 and is now retiring. A 25-year deal veteran, Osborne joined the London office when the firm combined with Holme Roberts & Owen in 2012. In Paris, Constantin Achillas steps in for Joseph Smallhoover as managing partner. Achillas, who joined the firm in 2013, also heads the litigation and arbitration teams. Achillas has 25 years of deal-related experience providing legal counsel on banking, finance and project finance disputes. Smallhoover served as the managing partner in Paris since the office was established in 2008.