Law Firm Insider: 5/9/12

Find out what's happening at the Best Law Firms

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Seyfarth Shaw hired employee benefits attorney Nicole Bogard. In Chicago, William Schurgin has been appointed chair of the Chicago Labor & Employment department.

Henry Schuelke and Lawrence Wechsler, cofounders of the Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler firm, have joined Blank Rome in Washington, D.C.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips hired Richard Janis to work in the firm's white collar defense practice in Washington, D.C.

Kilpatrick Townsend hired eight new attorneys during April and the first part of May.

DLA Piper hired insurance regulation lawyer Peter Rice in Boston, a team of five partners in Italy, corporate and securities lawyer Paul Chen in New York City, and finance lawyer Jacques Richelle in Brussels. The firm promoted 58 lawyers to partner.

Hinshaw & Culbertson partner Joshua Vincent received the Seventh Circuit Bar Association's Pro Bono and Public Service Award in Chicago for his establishment of the firm's pro bono policy.

Ford & Harrison hired Kenneth Hannahs to work in its Atlanta office.

Goodwin Procter hired two private equity lawyers in New York City and Michael Bromwich, former Inspector General for the Department of Justice.

Jones Day hired private equity lawyer Ira White to work in New York City.

K&L Gates hired Richard Farrier to work in its commercial disputes practice, and Amjad Hussain to work in the firm's Doha office.

Lowenstein Sandler hired David Sager to work in its commercial and business litigation practice.

Proskauer hired Laura Reathaford to work as special counsel to the firm's labor and employment group and Les Loffman to work in its real estate capital markets group.

Crowell & Moring hired David Laing to work in its Washington, D.C. antitrust practice.

Venable hired John Bowman and former Federal Election Commission general counsel Lawrence Norton to work in Washington, D.C. The firm also hired a team of former Dewey & LeBoeuf real estate lawyers in New York City,

Quarles and Brady hired Lee Garner to work in its Chicago commercial litigation group.

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