Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. — The New York financial services firm has named Hardy Manges managing director and co-head of municipal debt capital markets. Previously, Manges worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities where he served as executive director of municipal sales and trading.
Centerview Capital — The Greenwich, Conn.-based private equity firm hired Brian Ratzan as a partner in its consumer private equity business. Ratzan, a 20-year private equity veteran, will co-manage Centerview's consumer business with the firm's co-founders David Hooper and James Kilts. Prior to joining Centerview, Ratzan served as a partner at Pamplona Capital Management. Before that, he served as managing director at Vestar Capital Partners from 1998 till 2011, where he met and worked with Hooper. He also served as an investment banking professional of Credit Suisse (USA) Inc.
Cozen O’Connor — Will Stute has joined the fledgling Minneapolis office as a member. Cozen O'Connor, which opened the office in June 2013, expects Stute to represent clients with complex financial matters involving commercial fraud, shareholder derivative and class action, business tort, merger and acquisition litigation and securities fraud. He joines senior counsel Thomas Kane and members Peter Crema, Nadia Hasan and Heather Marx. Previously a partner in the Minneapolis office of DLA Piper, Stute specializes in cross-border disputes.
GeyerGorey LLP — Robert Connolly jumped to the Washington, D.C., law firm as a partner from DLA Piper in Philadelphia. He will be part of GeyerGorey’s corporate internal investigations practice and lead the firm's compliance team. Before DLA, Connolly was a prosecutor in the antitrust division of U.S. Department of Justice, which he joined in 1980. He later served as chief from 1994 until early 2013.
Ernst & Young LLP US — The New York-based provider of tax and transaction advisory services promoted Michael Solender to global vice chair and general counsel. Solender has been Americas vice chair and general counsel since 2009, as well as general counsel in the U.S. from January 2004 until June 2008. Previously, he was general counsel and chief legal officer of Bear Stearns Cos., which he joined in February 2002. Between 2000 and 2001, Solender was the general counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He also practiced litigation and regulatory matters at Arnold & Porter LLP from 1991 to 1999. Ron Hauben steps in for Solender. Hauben has been deputy general counsel of Ernst & Young for 10 years. Prior to that, Hauben held similar roles in the U.S. and global general counsel's office at PwC and was a partner at law firm Bryan Cave LLP.