Law Firm Insider: 7/19/11

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Husch Blackwell hired 24 attorneys from Denver-based firm Jacobs Chase. All of the lawyers will stay in Denver, as Husch Blackwell's Denver office expands to 41 attorneys.

Jones Day had a big week. The firm hired technology litigator Robert Kantner in Dallas, banking and finance lawyer Susan Siebert in Boston, and opened a new office in São Paulo, Brazil. Finally, the firm established a fund for children affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

DLA Piper hired two partners in Brisbane, Australia, hired former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom partner Chris Dickerson in Chicago, and moved John Goulios from its Melbourne office to Singapore.

Woodcock Washburn partner David Bailey has been promoted to the firm's three-member management team.

Jordan Thomas, an attorney for the Security and Exchange Commission, has left the government agency to join Labaton Sucharow, where he will lead a new practice that will represent people who report violations of federal security laws.

Kasowitz promoted seven lawyers to become partners at the firm.

Freddie Mac general counsel Robert Bostrom will join SNR Denton in August as co-head of financial institutions and funds sector at the firm.

Dykema Gossett hired Ashley Fickel in Los Angeles and Christopher Kratovil in Dallas.

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