DLA Piper —  The Chicago law firm tapped Sheila Blair, former chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., to be a senior policy adviser in Washington. While with the FDIC, from 2006 to 2011, Blair oversaw the sale processes of hundreds of failing banks to healthier institutions. Before the FDIC, she was the dean's professor of financial regulatory policy for the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, beginning in 2002. Prior to that, she served as assistant secretary for financial institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2001 to 2002; senior vice president for government relations of the New York Stock Exchange from 1995 to 2000; and as commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 1991 to 1995.

Friedman LLP — The New York accounting office brought in Eric Tunis to be a partner. Turner specializing in advising privately-owned businesses, mainly wholesalers, manufacturers and internet retailers. At Friedman, he is expected to uncover business and tax opportunities, identify risks and provide tax planning for clients.

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