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Will Cooper was named a managing director at mid-market investment bank BlackArch Partners. Cooper is one of BlackArch’s founders and co-heads the firm’s energy and infrastructure and construction industry practices.

The CIT Group has appointed Neil Wessan as managing director and group head of CIT Capital Markets effective immediately. Previously, Wessan was head of capital markets at Gleacher & Co.

David Cecil has joined Lazard Ltd as a managing director and the head of North American exploration and production. He was previously managing director and co-head of Scotia Waterous, the oil and gas arm of Scotiabank. Cecil is based in Houston.

The law firm Duane Morris is adding 16 attorneys from the firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, the firm announced. The lawyers will join Duane Morris in its New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. offices.

Morrison & Foerster has hired Domnick Bozzetti as part of the tax department in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner in the compensation, benefits and employment department at Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Investment bank Peter J. Solomon Co. has appointed David A. Shiffman as a managing director in its retail, e-commerce and distribution group. A former partner and head of retail investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Co., Shiffman will join other senior retail bankers in providing strategic advice to clients.