Law Firm Insider: 7/17/12

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

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Hinshaw & Culbertson promoted 11 lawyers to partner in nine offices.

Covington and Burling hired government contracts lawyers Steven Shaw and Susan Cassidy. Covington partner Tom Williamson was named president of the Washington, D.C. Bar.

Hunton & Williams hired bankruptcy lawyer Michael Richman in New York City. The firm also snagged a four-partner real estate finance team from SNR Denton.

Schiff Hardin hired Kristina Jones in Atlanta.

Kilpatrick Townsend hired Wade Kirshy to work in Washington, D.C., Dennis Chang and Jordan Trent Jones to work in Silicon Valley, and Charles Feuss to work in Raleigh, N.C..

Nelson Mullins hired Juan Marcelino and James O'Hare to work in Boston.

DLA Piper hired intellectual property lawyer Adam Cooke to work for its London intellectual property and technology practice and Thomas deButts and Mark Paoletta to workin its government affairs practice in Washington, D.C. Jan Geert Meents was promoted to managing partner of DLA Piper Germany.

Burr & Forman hired Sean Dudley.

Roetzel & Andress announced that Jeffrey Casto would take over as its chairman and CEO.

Venable hired litigator Adam Hess to work in Washington, D.C. The firm also hired Alan Berman to work in New York City.

FordHarrison hired Stefan Black to work as a labor associate in its Los Angeles office and hired Mark Stamelos and Josh Sudbury to work in Nashville.

Morris, Manning & Martin formed a new mobile law and compliance group to help companies navigate mobile security, policy, and privacy.

K&L Gates hired a food law partner in Brussels, two tax lawyers in Paris, and a product liability team in Irvine, Calif.

Jones Day hired Markus Kappenhagen to work in its German labor and employment group.

Dickinson Wright opened an office in Columbus, Ohio, the firm's 11th.

Jeffrey Alan Hovden joined Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi's New York City office.

Perkins Coie hired Kester Spindler to work in the firm's private equity practice. In San Francisco, the firm hired Louise Adamson.

Hogan Lovells hired Helen Chapman to work in its insurance group. The firm also hired Harriet Pearson, former chief privacy officer of IBM.

Wolf Greenfield hired three new litigation attorneys.

The Women in Law Empowerment Forum awarded Foley & Lardner with its Gold Standard certification, noting that the firm has hired women to work in its highest levels.

Sidley Austin hired Alexander Moon to work for its global finance practice. Former federal prosecutor Joshua Hill joined the firm in San Francisco, and Vincenzo Salvatore became senior counsel for the firm's European life sciences regulatory practice.

McCarter & English hired Joseph Fields to work in its insurance coverage practice in New York and also hired a three-lawyer intellectual property and technology team.

Buckey Sandler hired Andrew Schilling.

Barnes & Thornburg hired Shawn Pearson in Minneapolis and Brian Downey to work in Columbus, Ohio.


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