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McGuireWoods opens in London

US law firm McGuireWoods LLP and London based Grundberg Mocatta Rakison LLP have agreed to merge as of 1 May 2009.

Former Webber Wentzel lawyers launch Nortons

Anthony Norton, Anton Roets, and John Oxenham have left Webber Wentzel to start up their own boutique, Nortons.

US Office of Personal Management reveals its new general counsel

Elaine Kaplan has been appointed the role of general counsel of the US Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC.

John Olsen joins EAPD along with brand protection team

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.

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.

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