Law Firm Insider: 2/19/13

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Fisher and Phillips opened a new office in Columbus, Ohio.

Jones Day opened an office in Amsterdam, hired three banking and finance attorneys in Germany, hired Mauricio Llamas in Mexico City, hired John Cooper to work in Australia, named Wesley Johnson partner-in-charge of its New York City office, and named Sheila Shadmand partner-in-charge of its Dubai office.

DLA Piper hired Bruce Thompson to be a senior policy adviser in its Washington, D.C. government affairs practice, Linda Bernhardt to work in its Los Angeles real estate practice, and hired Ute Krudewagen to work in its Silicon Valley office.

Drinker Biddle hired Heath Rosenblat to work in its corporate restructuring practice in New York City.

McCarter & English promoted five attorneys in Boston and Newark.

Kilpatrick Townsend opened an office in Los Angeles, hired April Day to work in its Washington, D.C. office, hired Cynthia Rickett to work in the firm's Seattle office, Matthew Hindman to work in its San Francisco office, and Erwin Cena to work in its San Diego office.

Morris, Manning & Martin hired Anthony Boggs and Gerald Thomas to work in its Atlanta tax practice and launched a consumer finance litigation practice group.

Barnes & Thornburg hired three attorneys to work in its insurance recovery group in Minneapolis and hired David Durm to work in Indianapolis.

Jeffrey Munk has joined Baker Botts in Washington, D.C.

SNR Denton has hired Robert Porter to work as senior counsel in its Native American law and policy practice in Washington, D.C.

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi hired Hollis Salzman and Kellie Lerner to work in its antitrust practice in New York.

Fragomen opened new offices in Switzerland, Mexico, and Brazil, bringing its total number of offices to 42.

Bracewell & Giuliani hired Jeffrey Andrews to work in its Houston office and hired Richard Farmer to work in its New York City office.

Schulte Roth & Zabel hired Barry Bohrer and Lisa Prager to work in its New York City office.

Gibson Dunn hired Arthur Long to work in its New York City office, Richard Ernest to work in its Dubai office, and named Beau Stark partner in charge of its Denver office.

White & Case has hired Daniel Dufner to work in its New York City office.

Ulmer & Berne's Eric Robbins was named leader of the firm's intellectual property and technology group.

Akerman Senterfitt hired Alejandro Villalpando to work in New York City.

Banner & Witcoff elected a new president and shareholders: Gary Fedorochko will lead the firm.

Edwards Wildman Palmer launched a technology, media, and telecommunications practice that will be led by Pete Barrett.

Proskauer hired Connie Bertram to work in its Washington, D.C. office.

Kirkland & Ellis hired Daniel Meehan to work in its Chicago office, Michael Ringler to work in its San Francisco office, and Rick Madden to work in its Los Angeles office.

Hogan Lovells hired two new partners (Scot Anderson and David Brody) in Denver and promoted Jennifer Biever to partner—they will work for the firm's energy and natural resources practice.

Venable hired James Barnett to work for its cybersecurity team in Washington, D.C.; Kathryn Floyd and Jay Johnson joined the firm's environmental regulation team.

Carroll, Burdick & McDonough named Matthew Kemner chairman of the firm.

Novak Druce hired Marcus Hall to split time between its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Seyfarth Shaw hired six real estate attorneys in New York City.

Littler Mendelson hired Huan Xiong to work in its New York City office.

Roetzel hired Jason Miller to work in its intellectual property group in Orlando.

Foley & Lardner hired Jonathan Israel to work for its sports industry team in New York City.

Drinker Biddle hired Ronald Sarachan to work for the firm's white collar criminal defense group in Philadelphia.

Baker Donelson hired two business attorneys in Atlanta and hired Clay Baldwin to work in Jackson, Miss.