Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP has acquired the corporate immigration group at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP forming the new firm, BAL Global Corporate Immigration.
Global clothing manufacturer American Apparel has named Glenn Weinman as the new senior vice president, general counsel and company secretary.
Proskauer Rose LLP has announced the expansion of its bankruptcy and restructuring practice in Chicago with the hire of Jeff Marwil.
Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Schapiro has announced that David Becker has returned to the organisation as general counsel and senior policy director.
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP has hired a team of 30 lawyers from dissolved firm Morgan & Finnegan LLP.
On 1 February 2009, leading Swedish law firms Lindahl and RydinCarlsten merged under the name Lindahl making Sweden's third-largest law firm.
Pedro Aguiar de Freitas has joined the Rio de Janeiro office of Veirano Advogados as a senior partner.
Jeffrey Gearhart is the new general counsel of US retail giant Wal-Mart.
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