Law Firm Insider: 6/7/12

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

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Dewey & LeBouef filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to the press release, the firm "does not anticipate a return to business but rather a managed wind-down of affairs, followed by a liquidation." That much was immediately clear, with a host of attorneys jumping ship from the more than 100-year-old firm, which had more than 1,000 attorneys at the time of the filing.

SNR Denton hired Sally Teng in Washington, D.C.

DLA Piper had a busy month, hiring six former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners, an Arnold & Porter partner, and a Latham & Watkins partner. The firm also hired new lawyers in Paris, Dubai, and New York. It also announced new group heads for eight different practice areas.

Baker Botts hired three Dewey partners in New York City and Houston.

Barnes & Thornburg established a new structured finance groupand hired Andrew Coogle in Columbus, and Bruce Douglas in Atlanta.

Goodwin Procter promoted four employees to senior executive positions at the firm and hired Joe Conder to work in its London office.

Foley & Lardner hired securities litigator Christopher Cutler.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton elected partner Paul Aguggia as its new firm chair, hired Lindsay Hopkins to work in Atlanta, and Ben Snowden to work in Washington, D.C.

Gibson Dunn hired Jeffrey Krause in Los Angeles and Tomer Pinkusiewicz in New York.

Morrison & Foerster hired Jonathan Melmed in New York and Bradley Wine in Washington, D.C.

K&L Gates launched a new financial fraud enforcement team in Washington, D.C. It also hired a team of lawyers in Milan, a partner in Frankfurt, Germany and a partner in Washington, D.C.

Schulte Roth & Zabel hired two partners in London.

Covington & Burling announced Louise Nash & Christopher Walter will manage its London office.

Garvey Schubert Barer hired Monica Langfeldt in Seattle.

Burns White hired five associates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Greenberg Traurig hired two new attorneys in Tel Aviv, and partners in Tampa, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, New Jersey, New York, and Los Angeles.

McCarter & English hired patent litigator Thomas Stevens in Wilmington, Del.

Paul Hastings hired antitrust lawyer MJ Moltenbrey in Washington, D.C.

Hogan Lovells hired Christine Bloomquist in Washington, D.C.

Fragomen hired Lawrence Bastone in Boston.

Dykema hired Bill Finkelstein and David Schenck in Dallas.

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