Blank Rome LLP- The law firm hired Michael Cohen (pictured) as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Cohen, who was previously with Morrison & Foerster LLP, focuses on M&A, venture capital and private equity. He has experience in the consumer, media, health care and energy sectors.

Cooley LLP- Steven Tonsfeldt has joined Cooley as a partner in the firm’s Palo Alto, California, office. He focuses on M&A and hostile takeovers. Tonsfeldt was previously with O’Melveny & Myers.

Harris Williams & Co.- The middle-market investment bank hired Edward Arkus and William Bain as a managing director and director, respectively. They will both join the firm’s consumer group in London. Before joining Harris Williams, both Bain and Arkus worked in Hawkpoint’s consumer group.

K&L Gates LLP- Todd Betke has joined the law firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Betke works with private equity firms, venture capital and hedge funds on formation, regulation and M&A. He was previously with Pepper Hamilton LLP.

O’Melveny & Myers LLP- The law firm named Paul Scrivano as head of global M&A and private equity. Scrivano advises private equity firms and investment banks on M&A. He has previously worked on deals in the technology, health care, consumer, financial services and energy sectors.

UHY Advisors- The tax advisory firm has merged with accounting firm MohnAllen PC. MohnAllen managing partner Harold Mohn will join UHY's Columbia, Maryland, office. MohnAllen has an additional office in Frederick, Maryland.

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