Law Firm Insider: 10/18/2013

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Scott N. Godes has joined Barnes & Thornburg's Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the litigation department and the policyholder insurance recovery and coverage group.

Dickinson Wright hired Alan Litwack and Edward (Ned) Levitt as partners in its Toronto office.

DLA Piper hired Karen Nelson as of counsel in the firm's national health care enforcement and compliance practice in its Austin, Texas, office. Previously, Nelson served as deputy inspector general and chief counsel for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission's Office of Inspector General.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton hired Russell Jones as partner and Kathryn McConnell, Sara Partin and Camille Ward as associates on its labor and employment team in Atlanta.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips hired John W. McGuinness as a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office in the litigation division. The firm also hired Leah R. Mosner and Brandon P. Reilly in Los Angeles.

David S. Christy Jr. has joined Perkins Coie's international trade practice in Washington, D.C., as a senior counsel.

Seward & Kissel hired Jonathan P. Brose as a partner in the tax group in the firm's New York office.

Kelli L. Sullivan has been named a partner at McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley in Columbia, S.C.

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP hired Joshua A. Boggioni as an associate in the firm's real estate tax practice group.