Attorney Kara Backus left Portland-based Bullard Law to rejoin Lane Powell as a shareholder this week in the Portland office, where she previously worked from 2012 through 2015. According to a statement released by Lane Powell, Backus will counsel clients in the design and draft phases of benefits plans and helps monitor compliance with new legislation.

Hahn Loeser & Parks announced this week that Sarah Dunkley joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the firm’s growing litigation practice. She joined from the Patterson Law Firm, where, as a senior associate, she helped secure a $32 million legal malpractice jury verdict against lawyers from Dentons lawyers for a Cleveland-based technology client RevoLaze. Leaders at Hahn Loeser & Parks said Dunkley brings experience of practicing in federal and state courts in the U.S. and Australia.