Mayer, Brown, & Platt, a Chicago law firm, has hired R. Douglas Harmon as a partner in its corporate practice.

Mr. Harmon was a partner with the law firm Smith, Helms, Mulliss & Moore LLP and was based in Charlotte, N.C. He led the firm's corporate practice and its securities team.

Earlier he was an associate with Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell & Hickman LLP in Charlotte.

His banking clients have included the former NationsBank Corp., now Bank of America Corp., and First Union Corp.

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