Law Firm Insider: 4/10/12

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

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Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst opened a new office in Washington, D.C. The new office will focus on insurance policymaking and regulation.

Perkins Coie hired four corporate trust attorneys to work in New York City and two government contract attorneys in Washington, D.C.

Morrison & Foerster hired corporate lawyer David Slotkin to work in the firm's corporate practice.

Venable hired Kelly Herman, of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to work in its international trade practice in Washington, D.C. The firm also hired Bobby Turnage, an internet commerce attorney.

Hogan Lovells hired David Delman to work in its litigation department in Houston.

Manatt hired intellectual property lawyers Mark Peroff and Darren Saunders to work in its New York City office. The pair formerly worked at Hiscock & Barclay. In Los Angeles, the firm hired Jordan Lichtman to work in its entertainment and media law practice.

Foley & Lardner hired Todd Rumberger Jr. in Palo Alto, Calif., to work in its venture capital practice.

Kilpatrick Townsend hired Christian Nicholes to work in its Silicon Valley office, Kandace Watson to work in its San Diego office, and John Bricker to work in New York City.

Hinshaw & Culbertson bought management consulting firm Nicolosi & Associates and its five lawyers, all of whom will work in Hinshaw's Chicago and Rockford, Ill. offices.

DLA Piper hired Prakash Paran, Roger Loo, and Melanie James to work in its London corporate office. The firm also hired former Goldman Sachs attorney Justin Conway to work in its London restructuring practice. Finally, the firm hired four corporate and finance attorneys in New York City.

Immigration law firm Fragomen hired a group of attorneys from Atlanta firm Berry Appleman & Leiden.

Jones Day hired five corporate lawyers in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Gibson Dunn hired employment attorney Catherine Conway to work in Los Angeles.

Seyfarth Shaw hired three labor and employment attorneys in New York City and named Andrew Jurczyk its new chief information officer.

Garvey Schubert Barer hired William Keeler to work in its trusts, estates, and charitable organizations practice.

Covington & Burling hired Robert Nichols in Washington, D.C. He will help head up the firm's government contracts practice.

SNR Denton hired John Fernandez, former U.S. assistant secretary of commerce, to be its innovation strategy director.

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