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Proskauer Rose boosts bankruptcy and restructuring practice

Proskauer Rose LLP has announced the expansion of its bankruptcy and restructuring practice in Chicago with the hire of Jeff Marwil.

David Becker returns to the SEC in new role

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 hires a team from Morgan & Finnegan

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP has hired a team of 30 lawyers from dissolved firm Morgan & Finnegan LLP.

Two major Swedish firms merge

On 1 February 2009, leading Swedish law firms Lindahl and RydinCarlsten merged under the name Lindahl making Sweden's third-largest law firm.

Veirano Advogados hires a new senior partner in Rio de Janeiro

Pedro Aguiar de Freitas has joined the Rio de Janeiro office of Veirano Advogados as a senior partner.

Wal-Mart promotes Gearhart to general counsel role

Jeffrey Gearhart is the new general counsel of US retail giant Wal-Mart.

Snell & Wilmer expands in Los Angeles

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 general counsel of global telecommunications supplier

Jennifer Painter is the new general counsel to the global telecommunications equipment and services provider, MRV Communications.

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