Law Firm Insider: 1/24/12

Find out what's going on at the Best Law Firms.

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McKenna Long & Aldridge announced it will merge with Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps on March 1, forming a 600 attorney firm with 15 offices worldwide.

Pillsbury hired three former Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft attorneys. The three will join Pillsbury's insolvency and restructuring practice in New York City.

Lots of promotions were announced this week. The largest round came from K & L Gates, which promoted 30 lawyers across 17 offices to partner.

McCarter & English promoted nine lawyers to partner. The lawyers work in the firm's Boston, Hartford, Conn., and Wilmington, Del., offices.

Novak Druce + Quigg promoted Michael Byrne and Michael Woods to partner.

Carroll, Burdick & McDonough also had a round of promotions, elevating four attorneys to partner last week.

Litigator Michael Stanley joined Nelson Mullins in Boston.

Bernays Barclay joined Rimon's New York City energy and infrastructure transactions practice.

Perkins Coie bolstered its Seattle office with three new hires.

Foley Hoag made three hires last week: David Walek joined the firm in Boston; Anna Joubin-Bret and Pierre d'Argent joined the firm in Paris.

White & Case hired F. Holt Goddard in New York City and Rikard Stenberg in Stockholm.

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