A.T. Kearney Inc. – The Chicago consulting firm added three new specialists in the consumer goods and retail sector. Mark Anglin, Michael Dart, and Todd Hooper will be working within A.T. Kearney's private equity practice. They each join from New York and Paris-based advisory firm Kurt Salmon.

Crowell & Moring LLP — Former U.S. Federal Trade Commission attorney Katherine Funk has joined the Washington, D.C. firm as a partner in the antitrust and health care group. Funk, who has reviewed health care-related mergers under the FTC, was most recently co-chair of North America antitrust and competition in the litigation group Baker & McKenzie LLP. She served as lead counsel to Fresenius Medical Care AG in obtaining clearance from the FTC for the company's 2012 purchase of Liberty Dialysis Inc. for $2 billion.

Duff & Phelps Corp. (NYSE: DUF) — The New York corporate finance adviser has promoted nine executives to managing director. Larry Andrade, Enzo Carlucci and Mitch Vininsky were each promoted in the firm's Toronto office, while Gaurav Bhasin and James Palmer were called up in the Silicon Valley branch. Other promotions include Jaime d’Almeida in Boston, Richard Chase in Chicago, Douglas Ellis in Houston and James Palmer in London.

Jones Day — Johannes Perlitt came aboard as a partner at the law firm’s Frankfurt office. Perlitt, who will be a part of Jones Day’s mergers and acquisitions practice, was most recently a partner at Clifford Chance LLP, also in Frankfurt. Over the course of 14 years, he went on to lead the firm’s automotive industry group, providing legal counsel to Volkswagen AG on its 2012 combination with Porsche Automobil Holding SE (FRA: PAH3) to create the Integrated Automotive Group. That deal included  Volkswagen’s purchase of the remaining 50.1 percent stake in Porsche for about $5.6 billion. Separately, Richard Puttré, a partner in the firm's projects and infrastructure practice, has re-located from Jones Day's Madrid office to Miami, an office that opened in May 2013. Puttré represents lenders, with a primary focus on cross-border project finance transactions.

Mayer Brown LLP — The Chicago law firm added Matthew Rossi to its Washington office as a partner in the securities litigation and enforcement group. Rossi joins from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division, where he was assistant chief litigation counsel where he investigated misconduct by investment advisers, private funds and registered investment companies. Prior to that, Rossi served as a litigation partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

WeiserMazars LLP— The New York accounting, tax and advisory services firm welcomed Richard Barjon to the Chicago branch as a senior manager. He previously worked at PwC LLP in Chicago, PwC AG in Switzerland and at KPMG Ltd. in Bermuda, where he advised high net-worth individuals on U.S. tax planning and compliance issues.  He also provides legal counsel on tax matters related to U.S. owners of foreign partnerships and corporations.


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