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Judith Leonard to head legal team at museum and research organisation

The world's largest museum complex and research organisation, the Smithsonian Institution, has named Judith Leonard the new general counsel effective 1 June 2009.

Carl Shapiro is appointed top role in the DoJ

Top competition expert Carl Shapiro will be leaving his post as a professor of economics at the University of Berkeley in California to become the next deputy assistant attorney general for economics at the US Department of Justice's antitrust division.

McMillan LLP expands in Calgary

Effective 1 May 2009, Canadian law firms McMillan LLP and Thackray Burgess will join forces to found McMillan's third office, based in Calgary.

Kramer Levin hires M&A specialist in Paris

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP has hired Luc Saucier as a partner in its Paris office.

Akerman Senterfitt hires franchising duo in Virginia

Akerman Senterfitt has expanded its franchising and licensing practice with the hire of shareholders Warren Lewis and Michaele "Shelley" Weatherbie in Vienna, Virginia.

K&L Gates completes merger with Chicago based firm

K&L Gates LLP and Chicago based Bell Boyd & Lloyd LLP have merged under the name K&L Gates LLP.

Monckton Chambers welcomes competition expert

Alistair Lindsay has left Allen & Overy LLP to rejoin Monckton Chambers after 11 years at the firm's London office.

Former WilmerHale partner is chief legal officer of top financial organisation

Brandon Becker has been named the new executive vice president and chief legal officer of financial services organisation TIAA-CREF based in New York.

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