Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck named Katherine Catlos as the firm’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Catlos is a partner in the labor and employment practice and also serves on the Women’s Initiative leadership committee at the firm. The firm began participating in the Mansfield Rule 2.0 certification program, which measures whether firms have considered 30 percent of its women attorneys and attorneys of color for its leadership roles, to support diversity in its leadership last fall.
Foley & Lardner brought on two attorneys in the Los Angeles office: Phillip Hosp as partner in the business litigation and dispute resolution practice and Kathleen Smalley as of counsel in the real estate practice. Hosp focuses his practice on litigation involving securities, real estate and corporate law claims. Smalley focuses her practice on real estate transactions and disputes. Previously, both attorneys worked at Locke Lord.
Marc Hauser joined Reed Smith as counsel in the global corporate group. Hauser will become the co-vice chair of the firm’s cannabis law team. He represents business and investors in the cannabis and hemp industries. Previously, he was head of GVM Law’s cannabis law department in Napa Valley.
Malcolm Heinicke and Hailyn Chen will succeed Brad Brian as co-managing partners at Munger, Tolles & Olson. Heinicke is based in San Francisco and is part of the labor and employment group. Chen is based in Los Angeles and focuses her practice on complex litigation and government investigations. Brian had been co-managing partner from 2015-2018 and will begin a new position of chair at the firm.
Ryan Weinstein joined Covington as special counsel in the commercial litigation practice. He represents clients in high-stakes civil and criminal disputes. Previously, Weinstein served as assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California. He is based in Los Angeles.
Nicole Wideman joined Stice & Block as counsel in the firm’s Oakland office. She represents clients in transactional law. Wideman was previously a partner at Snell & Wilmer.