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MacroChem Hires New GC
Pharmaceutical company MacroChem Corp. has hired David P. Luci, Esq., as its new vice president of corporate development, general counsel, and corporate secretary. In his new roles, Luci will be responsible for all of the company's legal matters. Luci most recently served as executive vice president and general counsel of Bioenvision, where he brought the company many successes, including raising over $75 million in capital, and advanced Bioenvision's stock from the OCTBB to the NASDAQ. Of Luci MacroChem president and CEO Robert DeLuccia has said, "[Luci] brings a diverse legal, financial, and business background as well as excellent knowledge of the biotech sector, both with pharmaceutical companies and the investment community of our industry." Luci received his J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University and his B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University.
Aimco Promotes Lisa Cohn to GC
Real estate investment trust company Apartment Investment and Management Co. (Aimco) has promoted Lisa Cohn to executive vice president, secretary, and general counsel. Cohn will replace Miles Cortez, who has been promoted to chief administrative officer. In 2002 Cohn joined Aimco as its vice president and assistant general counsel, and in 2004 she was promoted to senior vice president. She previously practiced law at Hogan & Hartson, LLP, and for two years was a judicial clerk with Judge Edward W. Nottingham of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Cohn received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her A.B. in Public Policy from Stanford University. Of Cohn and Cortez Aimco CEO and chairman Terry Considine said, "They are both outstanding attorneys with considerable leadership qualities and have been instrumental in helping Aimco become a leading apartment investment and management company."
Wisconsin Energy Corp. Hires New GC
Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Energy Corp. has hired Susan Ham Martin as its new vice president, corporate secretary, and associate general counsel. In March 2000 Martin joined We Energies as an attorney, and in 2006 she was appointed its law director. Previously, Martin practiced law with Foley & Lardner, LLP.
Missouri Governor's GC Quits
Missouri governor Matt Blunt lost his general counsel, Henry Herschel, shortly after the chief of staff was replaced. The former chief of staff, Ed Martin, was allegedly fired for poorly handling administration emails. Soon after Martin was replaced, Herschel quit on his own accord, taking a job as an administrative law judge with the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Replacing Herschel is Deputy Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue Lowell Pearson.
AlphaMetrix Hires New GC
AlphaMetrix, LLC, has hired Heidi M. Rauh as its new general counsel. Rauh, who most recently served as UBS's executive director and senior counsel, began in her new role with AlphaMetrix this month. Regarding Rauh AlphaMetrix's founder and president, Aleks Kins, said, "Heidi possesses formidable expertise in alternative investments. The combination of her qualifications and experience will provide significant contributions to our firm, in particular with the development of innovative legal structures and handling of corporate, regulatory, and transactional matters. Her addition to our team will allow AlphaMetrix to take a giant step forward in our pursuit of offering unparalleled access to top-tier alternative investments managers and managed account-tracking systems." Rauh received her B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.