The newly merged Squire Patton Boggs has hired two Asia-focused partners in Los Angeles.

Kenji Funahashi is moving over from the San Diego office of Jones Day, where he was a corporate partner. Funahashi often represents clients on cross-border deals in the Asia Pacific region, but also regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments and financings. He had been with Jones Day for four years, and was previously a San Diego partner at Baker & McKenzie.

Hiroki Suyama, formerly a Los Angeles-based associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, handles a mix of corporate and dispute resolution work. His practice largely includes advising Japanese companies and their U.S. subsidiaries, with a particular focus on disputes related to intellectual property, trade secrets and employment matters. He previously worked for Morrison & Foerster, also in Los Angeles.

Cleveland-based Squire Sanders merged with Washington, D.C., specialist lobbying firm Patton Boggs on June 1. The newly combined firm’s first hire came four days later in Beijing, when Li Hua joined from French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel.

Squire Patton Boggs has about 1,550 lawyers in 44 offices worldwide.

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