Law Firm Insider: 10/7/2013

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Amy Borman joined Dickinson Wright's Columbus, Ohio, office as a member.

David Almeida joined Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton's Chicago office as a partner in the firm's business trial practice group and privacy and data security practices.

DLA Piper hired David Durham as a partner in the San Francisco office's employment practice.

Sidley Austin hired Matthew Shankland as a partner in its London office's global dispute resolution group.

Steve Olson has returned to O'Melveny & Myers' Los Angeles office. He will be a partner in the firm's white collar defense and corporate investigations practice.

Joseph Teja Jr. joins Cooley in Boston as a partner in the firm's intellectual property litigation group.

K&L Gates added three partners in its Australian offices. Nick Ruskin joins the labor, employment and workplace safety practice in Melbourne, while Edward Nixey and Glenn Hughes join the Sydney office as partners in the corporate and transactional practice.

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg hired Chanda A. Rice to the firm's intellectual property and technology transactions group in Chicago.

Rose M. Schindler joined Roetzel & Andress as a partner in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office. Schindler focuses on securities litigation.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton hired Jonathan Olinger in its Atlanta office as an associate on the patent litigation team.

Blank Rome hired eight lawyers to its Houston office from Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau, a Houston maritime law firm. Michael K. Bell, Keith B. Letourneau and Douglas L. Shoemaker join as partners. Robert J. Ryniker and James C. Arnold join as of counsels, while Mitchell R. Machann, Tracy Freeman and David G. Meyer join as associates.