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.
Brandon Becker has been named the new executive vice president and chief legal officer of financial services organisation TIAA-CREF based in New York.
Deutsche Bank will be hiring a new general counsel for the Americas following the departure of Robert Khuzami who has been appointed director of the division of enforcement for the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC.
Multinational Jardine Matheson has announced that Giles White will become its new group general counsel based in Hong Kong following the announced retirement of Jonathan Gould who will be leaving in June.
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.
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