Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP opened a Washington office with two new partners, national security lawyer Christopher Griner and Robert E. Plaze, former deputy director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s division of investment management.
Vinson & Elkins LLP is closing its Shanghai office later this year and will consolidate the China practice in its existing Beijing and Hong Kong offices, according to a firm memo by Chairman Mark Kelly.
Jones Day hired Locke McMurray from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., where he held the title of managing director, head of derivatives, legal. He will be a partner in the financial institutions litigation and regulation practice in the New York office.
Paul Hastings LLP said Douglas Flaum has joined the firm as a partner in New York. He was previously at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where he was head of the securities and shareholder litigation practice.