R. David Whitaker has joined BuckleySandler as counsel. Whitaker was senior company counsel in the strategy and risk group at Wells Fargo Bank. He has worked as assistant general counsel at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or Freddie Mac.
Manu Gayatrinath has been promoted to partner at law and lobbying firm Latham & Watkins. Gayatrinath was an associate in the firmís finance department and private equity finance group.
Nathan H. Seltzer has also been promoted to partner at Latham & Watkins. Seltzer was an associate in the litigation department.
The following people have been hired at the Ambit Group:
Brenda Blackman has been hired as a managing director. Blackman worked in the Defense Departmentís office of warrior and family support as a regional director for the North in the office of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She also has served as legislative director to the chairman in the office of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She worked as an executive officer to the chief of staff in the Air Force. She was an Air Force officer.
Connie Rooke has been hired as a managing director. Rooke was a project management consultant at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She retired from the Coast Guard with the rank of commander.
Bryan Bearden has been hired as associate vice president. Bearden was Air Force Chairman and senior Air Force officer for the Marine Corps University. He was a faculty member at the Marine Corps War College. He was an officer in the Air Force.