Lach Returns to Foley & Lardner
Dana Lach has returned to Foley & Lardner’s healthcare finance, public finance and finance and financial institutions practices, the law firm announced on Thursday. She will be working out of the firm’s Milwaukee office.
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Missouri-based public finance law firm Gilmore & Bell PC is bulking up, adding two bond lawyers who primarily focus on school district finance. more »
The Long Island Power Authority tapped Joseph Branca, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s head of northeast public finance, as its new chief financial officer. more »
Financial advisory firm KNN Public Finance has hired public finance banker Melissa Shick as a director to help with the growth the firm expects in new money issuance as California state and local issuers take aim at needed infrastructure improvements. more »
Frank Dos Santos has been named head of North America Business Strategy for Markit’s Fixed-Income Pricing service, the firm announced on Tuesday. more »
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he would not discuss why he dismissed Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport general manager Miguel Southwell and Watershed Management commissioner Jo Ann Macrina. more »
The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs has recommended that the full Senate approve President Obama’s two nominees for the Securities and Exchange Commission. more »
Bankruptcy attorney Mark Kaufman has joined King & Spalding as a partner in its Atlanta and Washington, D.C., offices, the firm announced. He was formerly at Dentons, where he was a partner. more »
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner nominated Sylvia Maxfield to serve on the State Investment Commission and Dr. Laura Shawhughes to serve on the State Retirement Board. more »
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has tapped Susan Collet to become head of legislative affairs, overseeing its congressional and federal government activities. more »
Treasurer John Chiang’s name has been floated over the past several months as a candidate for governor – and Tuesday he made it official. more »
Columbia Capital Management LLC has added Courtney Shea to its ownership team. more »
Black Enterprise magazine has named Loop Capital Markets as its "Financial Services Company of the Year." more »
The Government Finance Officers Association is seeking a new senior associate to engage in legislative and regulatory advocacy as part of the group’s federal liaison center here. more »

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