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King & Spalding has made a slew of hires. Paul Murphy rejoins as a partner in the Atlanta office of the firm where he spent nine years as a litigator. John Bentivoglio joins the Washington DC office as co-chair of the firm’s healthcare group. The firm has also hired patent litigators Alexas Skucas and Allison […]

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Beachcroft Wansbroughs is bolstering financial services after snaring a specialist from the sector. Mark Broadhead, formerly a compliance officer at Royal London, joins the Manchester office as a partner. Also, barrister Natasha Peacock is moving from several years spent in-house in legal and compliance roles in the financial services industry to become a legal and […]

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