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.
The world's largest museum complex and research organisation, the Smithsonian Institution, has named Judith Leonard the new general counsel effective 1 June 2009.
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.
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 Naftalis & Frankel LLP has hired Luc Saucier as a partner in its Paris office.
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 LLP and Chicago based Bell Boyd & Lloyd LLP have merged under the name K&L Gates LLP.
Alistair Lindsay has left Allen & Overy LLP to rejoin Monckton Chambers after 11 years at the firm's London office.
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