Law Firm Insider: 4/12/13

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Covington and Burling hired former U.S. Rep. Howard Berman in Washington, D.C. Berman spent 10 years representing California's 28th District as a Democrat. He will work in the firm's global public policy and government affairs practice. The firm also promoted eight attorneys and hired Richart Hertling in Washington, D.C.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough hired Madeleine Blake in Boston, Jimmy McDonald in Atlanta and Elizabeth Nelson in Greenville, S.C.

DLA Piper hired Paul Li in San Francisco.

Kilpatrick Townsend hired David Reed in Atlanta, Frank Johnson in Seattle and named Danny Marti managing partner of its Washington, D.C. office.

Dickson Wright hired Jeffrey Braun, Scot Crow and Jeffrey Fromson in Columbus, Ohio and Roberta Granadier in Detroit.

Mayer Brown hired Stephen Baskin in Washington, D.C.

Perkins Coie hired intellectual property attorneys David Fournier, Michael Osterhoff, Adam Marchuk and Heather Boice in Chicago, Brian Kinnear and Michael Henson in Denver, Cameron Leonard in Anchorage, Alaska, Kelly Hine and Bobby Majumder in Dallas, Edgar Washburn in San Francisco and Lowell Ness in Palo Alto, Calif.

Novak Druce promoted seven attorneys to partner and five attorneys to counsel and hired Pamela Fulmer in San Francisco office and Bret Bocchieri in Houston.

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy hired Douglas Landy in New York.

McCarter & English hired Eric Evain to work in the firm's Wilmington, Del. office.

Barnes and Thornburg hired Alex Calfo and three associates to work in its Los Angeles office, Mary Sennes to work in its Minneapolis office, Peter Reyes to work in its Minneapolis office and John Van Fossen to work in its Grand Rapids, Mich. office.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips hired Anita Sabine to work in its Los Angeles office and Anne Fabry to work in its Washington, D.C. office.

Gibson Dunn hired William Scherman to work in Washington, D.C., Ron Kirk to work in Dallas, Ali Nikpay to work in London and Marc Fagel to work in San Francisco.

Sidley Austin hired Timothy Devetski in Houston and William Blumenthal and Kenneth Glazer in Washington, D.C.

SNR Denton promoted 16 attorneys to partner.

Proskauer hired Michael Mano in Boston and David Cohen in Los Angeles.

Drinker Biddle hired Mary Hansen to work in Philadelphia.

Baker Donelson hired Joe Campbell to work in Birmingham, Ala.

K&L Gates opened a new office in Wilmington, Del., hired Linda Zhou in Palo Alto, Calif., and Arthur Howard in Houston.

Sedgwick opened a new office in Miami.

Venable hired Randy Miller and Lawrence Roberts to work in its Tysons Corner, Va. office.

Cozen O'Connor hired Martin Schrier to work in its Philadelphia office.