Steptoe & Johnson LLP promoted John Byron to partner. Byron has extensive experience in securities litigation and enforcement matters, internal and government investigations, regulatory litigation and complex commercial disputes.
He has experience assisting companies and their boards with shareholder disputes, whistle-blower complaints, deal litigation and inquiries from the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Barnes & Thornburg added Megan New as a partner in its Chicago office. New joins the firm’s Intellectual Property Department and focuses on complex litigation related to trademark and patent infringement, false advertising and trade secret misappropriation.
Dykema has added Paulina Garga-Chmiel as senior counsel in the firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group and Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Special Servicer Group.
Based in the firm’s Chicago office, she brings experience in loan enforcement & restructuring, bankruptcy, breach of contract disputes and complex creditor’s rights issues.