Jones Day had a big week. The firm hired technology litigator Robert Kantner in Dallas, banking and finance lawyer Susan Siebert in Boston, and opened a new office in São Paulo, Brazil. Finally, the firm established a fund for children affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
DLA Piper hired two partners in Brisbane, Australia, hired former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom partner Chris Dickerson in Chicago, and moved John Goulios from its Melbourne office to Singapore.
Jordan Thomas, an attorney for the Security and Exchange Commission, has left the government agency to join Labaton Sucharow, where he will lead a new practice that will represent people who report violations of federal security laws.