Akerman LLP— The Miami law firm opened a Chicago office, to be led by partners Kasey Folk and Eric Gribbin. Joining them is associate Julia Lissner, who represents financial institutions, public and private companies. The attorneys were each previously with Chicago-based law firm Ulmer & Berne LLP.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) — Subrata Bhattacharjee, an anti-trust specialist, has joined the Calgary, Alberta law firm as partner and national vice chair of the competition and foreign investment review group. Subrata will be involved in BLG's international business practice, especially Asia. Separately, the firm announced that Jon Smithen and Gregory McLean have joined as associates.

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