Barry Brooks, a partner in the corporate department of law firm Paul Hastings LLP, shares his
positive outlook on the 2012 financing markets with The Deal Pipeline. The change and clarity in the financial services industry could also lead to a boost in M&A activity in it next year, Brooks adds, looking to upcoming market readjustments as a result of Dodd-Frank. - Sarah Hashim-Waris
Ed O'Keefe, deputy general counsel and global legal operations executive of Bank of America Corp., will join Moore & Van Allen PLLC's litigation practice. For other updates launch today's Movers & shakers slideshow.
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