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.
Snell & Wilmer LLP has opened a new office in Los Angeles with the hire of eight lawyers from recently closed firm Dreier Stein Kahan Browne Woods LLP.
Jennifer Painter is the new general counsel to the global telecommunications equipment and services provider, MRV Communications.
Andrew Sherman has left the corporate and finance group at Dickstein Shapiro LLP to join the Washington, DC, office of Jones Day along with two of his colleagues.
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