Law Firm Insider: 2/28/12

Find out what's happening at the Best Law Firms.

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Perkins Coie hired business attorney Mel Wheaton to work in Seattle and two additional business lawyers in Chicago.

Sheldon Steinbach, former vice president of the American Council on Education, joined DLA Piper's corporate and securities practice. The firm also named Robynne Sanders a partner in the firm's intellectual property practice in Melbourne, Australia.

Burr & Forman partner Carol Stewart was elected to the council of the Alabama Law Institute.

K&L Gates hired Andrew Johnston to work in its Dubai office.

Hunton & Williams hired tax lawyer Ofer Lion to work in Los Angeles.

Goodwin Procter hired white collar crime lawyer William Harrington to work in its New York City office.

Proskauer hired antitrust litigator Alan Kusinitz to work in its New York City office.

Baker Botts hired finance lawyer Melinda Rishkofski to work in Moscow.

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