Law Firm Insider: 07/15/2013

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


Burr & Forman has hired Joseph "Joe" A. Vallo as a partner in its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office. He joins the firm's litigation practice.

Perkins Coie has hired Michael A. Glenn as a partner in the firm's Palo Alto, Calif., office. He will work in the firm's intellectual property office.

Drake Blackmon has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's Atlanta office. He will be of counsel.

Cozen O'Connor has hired Matthew Steinberg as a partner in its commercial litigation group in Los Angeles. Jahan S. Islami joins as a partner in the firm's Florida offices.

Barnes & Thornburg has hired entertainment lawyer Stephen Weizenecker as a partner in its Atlanta office.

Ballard Spahr has hired Pauline A. Schneider to be special counsel and Tatjana Misulic to be of counsel in its Washington, D.C., public finance department .

Robert C. Moss joins CohnReznick as principal and national director of governmental affairs, operating out of the firm's Washington, D.C., and Boston offices.

Mark Mandel joins Foley & Lardner as a partner in the litigation department and securities enforcement and litigation practice in New York.

Hogan Lovells is expanding its New York corporate practice with the hiring of Michael Gilligan as a partner.

Elizabeth Cundiff-Kluhspies joins Lowenstein Sandler as chief marketing office in New York.

Dykema has hired Marsha G. Gentner as senior counsel in its Washington, D.C., office. She will focus on trademark and copyright law.

Hinshaw & Culbertson has promoted 11 attorneys to partner: Michael P. Davidson in its St. Louis office; William D. Robbins in its Jacksonville, Fla., office; Pedro E. Hernandez and Eric A. Hiller in its Coral Gables, Fla., office; Michael F. Iasparro and Daniel E. Wiesch in its Rockford, Ill., office; Richard S. Kolodziej, John P. Ryan and Megan L. Zust in its Chicago office; Untress L. Quinn in its Belleville, Ill., office; and Tricia M. Pride in its Los Angeles office.