Benjamin Klein has joined economic consulting firm Compass Lexecon.
The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, has hired Jim Callaghan as its general counsel and executive vice president of legal.
The former vice president of investor relations to the global brewer InBev has left to become general counsel of the world's largest iron mining company, Vale.
US law firm McGuireWoods LLP and London based Grundberg Mocatta Rakison LLP have agreed to merge as of 1 May 2009.
Anthony Norton, Anton Roets, and John Oxenham have left Webber Wentzel to start up their own boutique, Nortons.
Elaine Kaplan has been appointed the role of general counsel of the US Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC.
Top trademarks lawyer John Olsen has joined the London office of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge UK LLP along with a 15-strong team from Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.
The world's largest museum complex and research organisation, the Smithsonian Institution, has named Judith Leonard the new general counsel effective 1 June 2009.
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