Jones Day Scores Smith International GC

Law360, New York (October 28, 2010, 6:19 PM EDT) -- Jones Day has snagged the general counsel of one of its former clients, Smith International Inc., to focus on transactional, governance and compliance issues in the firm's energy practice.

Richard Chandler, who had also been senior vice president and corporate secretary at Smith International, joined Jones Day's Houston office as a partner in October, the firm said.

Chandler led the negotiating team for Smith International — which makes drill bits and other technologies used in oil and gas drilling — in its $11 billion merger with...
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