Law Firm Insider: 8/9/11

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DLA Piper has hired former Pepper Hamilton partner Lisa Jacobs to work in the firm's corporate and finance practice in Philadelphia.

K&L Gates has hired Steve Korotash, a former federal prosecutor with the Securities and Exchange Commission, to work in its government enforcement practice in Dallas.

Reed Smith hired four former DLA Piper partners to work in its corporate and securities group.

Loeb & Loeb promoted five attorneys to partnership in the firm.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis hired Christopher Evans to work in its business services department.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough hired Brian Drozd to work in its Charlotte office.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz hired Richard Henderson to work in the firm's intellectual property practice group in Washington, D.C.

Cooley hired Matthew Langer to work in its intellectual property group in New York.

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing hired Debra Marple to become the firm's new chief financial officer.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips hired Kristina Lawson to work in the firm's real estate practice in San Francisco. The firm also hired two environmental lawyers in Washington, D.C.—Jeffrey Davidson joins the firm from Greenberg Traurig and James Votaw joins the firm from WilmerHale.

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Corrected on : Corrected on 8/9/11: An earlier version misspelled the firm name Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.