Law Firm Insider: 10/8/2013

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


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

Mark Wojciechowski joined Morrison Foerster's New York office as a partner in its financial transactions practice.

McCarter & English hired Eleanor D. Thompson as special counsel in the firm's Philadelphia office.

Ann Marie Painter has joined Perkins Coie's Dallas office as a partner in the firm's labor and employment practice.

Holland & Knight hired Bryan Jung in the firm's financial services practice group; he will be based out of the Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Fla., offices. The firm also hired Victor E. Salerno as a partner in its real estate practice in New York.

Michael V. Passella has joined Dickinson Wright's Columbus, Ohio, office as of counsel.

Dykema hired Richard Holdrup as its chief operating officer, working out of the firm's Detroit office.

Hirschler Fleischer hired James W. Van Horn Jr. as a partner in its investment management and private funds practice in Richmond, Va.

Sidley Austin hired Thomas J. Kim, formerly the chief counsel and associate director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's division of corporation finance, as a partner in the firm's securities and derivatives enforcement and regulatory, securities, and corporate governance and executive compensation practice teams, based in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

Thomas M. Devaney joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the firm's corporate practice group in New York.

Peter H. Carson, Lorna L. Tanner and Stephanie L. Zeppa have also joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as partners. Carson joins the firm's San Francisco office as a member of the finance and bankruptcy practice group. Tanner and Zeppa join the firm's Palo Alto, Calif., office, as members of the intellectual property practice group and corporate practice group, respectively.

Loeb & Loeb LLP promoted Nichole D. Cortese to senior counsel in the firm's real estate department in New York.

Burns White hired Manning J. O'Connor II, Mark Stadler, Patrick Sorek and Douglas C. Hart in Pittsburgh.