Law Firm Insider: 07/31/2013

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Foley & Lardner hired Stuart Fross as a partner in the private equity and venture capital practice in its Boston office.

Phelps Dunbar opened a Dallas/Fort Worth office. Joining the new office are C. Matthew Terrell, who will serve as office managing partner; Blake A. Bailey; D. Mark Daniel; Robert M. Doby III; Alan C. Duncan; and Christopher R. Jones.

Marc Gottschalk joins Sidley Austin's Palo Alto, Calif., office, where he will be a partner in the firm's environmental, energy and real estate practice. Herschel T. Hamner III joined the firm's Houston office as partner in the global finance practice.

Alpizar Law hires Andrew Pickett as an attorney in its Palm Bay, Fla., office.

Kilpatrick Townsend hired Rodney Miller as an associate in its Atlanta office. He will work in the firm's patent litigation practice. The firm also hired Mark J. Riedy as counsel in its mergers and acquisitions and securities team in Washington, D.C.

Arent Fox added real estate finance partner David M. Martin and counsel Patrick A. Nickler to its real estate practice in Washington, D.C.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips hired Dr. Nancy McGee as managing director with its Manatt Health Solutions division in San Francisco. Carol Raphael has been engaged as senior adviser with Manatt Health Solutions in New York. The firm also hired Donna L. Wilson as a partner in the litigation division of its Los Angeles office.

Neal Gerber Eisenberg launched an advertising, marketing and social media group with partner Christopher D. Mickus as its leader.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale hired Thadford A. Felton as an officer in its Chicago office.

Robert E. "Bob" Pease has joined Bracewell & Guiliani's energy regulatory practice as senior counsel in its Washington, D.C., office.

Gabe J. Roehrenbeck rejoined Thomson Hine as a partner in its construction practice in Columbus, Ohio.

Sedgwick added Laurie Gustafson as a partner in its real estate and finance practice in San Francisco.

McCarter & English hired James F. Coffey as a partner in the Boston office's corporate, securities and financial institutions practice.

Victor C. Johnson joined Dykema as a member in the firm's intellectual property group in Dallas.

Jake Robson and Adam Summerly joined Morrison & Foerster as partners in its Singapore office. They will focus on corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions work.

Loeb & Loeb has made partners of three lawyers: Nathan Hole and Seth Rose in the firm's Chicago office and Nicholas J. Van Brunt in its Los Angeles office.