Law Firm Insider: 8/31/12

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

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Crowell & Moring hired two tax controversy and litigation partners in Washington, D.C.

DLA Piper hired an intellectual property lawyer in London, an energy lawyer in Houston, an employment lawyer in Shanghai, an intellectual property lawyer in Los Angeles, a wealth management lawyer in Hong Kong, a corporate lawyer in Perth, a corporate lawyer in Northern Virginia, a litigation lawyer in Philadelphia, an energy and infrastructure team in Brisbane, Australia, an intellectual property lawyer in Hamburg, Germany, and a commercial litigator in Minneapolis.

Seyfarth Shaw hired an intellectual property lawyer in Chicago.

Kilpatrick Townsend hired software lawyer Aaron Swehla in Denver.

Edwards Wildman hired David Bogan in Hartford, Conn.

Proskauer hired employment litigator Steven Pearlman in Chicago.

SNR Denton hired Kenneth Wright to work in its capital markets practice, Michael Barz to work in its corporate law practice, Jay Doraisamy to work in its London pensions group, and Scott Toban to work in its real estate practice. The firm named Fred McClure head of its Washington, D.C. office.

Covington & Burling hired Michael Caballero, former international tax counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department. The firm also hired James Ryan, a life sciences lawyer, in London.

Venable hired Brian Clark, a labor and employment litigator, and real estate finance lawyer Michael Peskowitz. Both will work in its New York City office.

Thompson Hines hired Jonathan Ross, a commercial and public finance lawyer, to work in its New York City office.

U.S. Congressman Dennis Cardoza, a Democrat from California, will join Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, after he retires following this election.

Perkins Coie hired Randy Bridgeman to work in Chicago and expanded its office space in New York City.

Barnes & Thornburg hired Bryan Gershkowitz to work in Atlanta, Kenneth Suzan to work in Minneapolis, and Michael Elam to work in Chicago.

Dykema hired John Dickey to work in Dallas, Julia Zhu in Los Angeles, and Janet Conigliaro in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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