Jones Day hired litigator Barbara Harding in Washington, D.C., international litigator Jean-Pierre Harb in Paris, international trade expert Renato Antonini in Brussels, and labor lawyer Cindi Ritchey in Los Angeles.
Sidley Austin hired Catherine Karen to work in its government strategies practice in Washington, D.C., Iain Sandford to work for its international trade practice in Geneva, Switzerland, and Yuet Ming Tham to work in its arbitration practice in Hong Kong.
Carroll, Burdick & McDonough merged with Schweiger & Partners, an international firm with offices in Germany and Singapore. The merger gives Carroll, Burdick & McDonough three offices in Germany and one in Singapore.
Perkins Coie is launching a national healthcare industry practice in Seattle with the hiring of five lawyers from Bennett Bigelow & Leedom. The firm also hired technology licensing lawyer Marcelo Halpern in Chicago.
DLA Piper hired Theresa Harrison in Washington, D.C. to manage the firm's pro bono work. The firm also hired two financial services lawyers and corporate lawyer Kathleen Smith Ruhland to work in Minneapolis.