Jones Day said it added two new partners, Alejandro Chico and Antonio Gonzalez, to its Mexico City office, marking the fifth new hire for the office this year and bringing the total number of lawyers there to 37.
FBI senior cybersecurity adviser Paul M. Tiao joined Hunton & Williams LLP as a partner in its privacy and data security practice group in Washington. He was senior counselor to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on cybersecurity, electronic surveillance, intellectual property crimes, digital forensics, and other national security and criminal issues, the firm said.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP will open an office in Shanghai this summer, giving the firm its first office in Asia. China practitioner Wan Li, who recently joined the firm from DLA Piper LLP, will be the chief representative and managing partner of Seyfarth’s Shanghai office.
King & Spalding LLP recruited Australian arbitration and construction lawyer Peter Megens as a partner in the Singapore office starting in July. Megens was at King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne, where he was co-head of the firm’s arbitration practice and a senior member of its construction team.
Opko Health Inc. agreed to buy Israeli drugmaker Prolor Biotech Inc. for about $480 million to combine two companies that count U.S. pharmaceutical billionaire Phillip Frost as their largest shareholder.
Mary Hansen, assistant director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in the agency’s Philadelphia office, joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation practice. She will practice in the Philadelphia office as part of the firm’s white collar team.