Law Firm Insider: 12/03/2013

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K&L Gates LLP hired Paul C. Lacourciere as a partner in the energy and infrastructure projects practice in San Francisco. The firm's Perth, Australia, also hired Alex Eastwood as a partner in the energy, infrastructure and resources practice.

Glenn Rasmussen, P.A. hired Troy M. Carnrite as an associate attorney in the corporate finance group in Tampa, Fla.

Hansen Reynolds Dickinson Crueger LLC hired Krista K. Baisch as a partner and Andrew J. Kramer as an associate attorney in Milwaukee.

Foley & Lardner LLP hired Lisa Estrada as a partner in the firm's health care team in its New York office.

Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP hired Allison R. Lissner as a partner in its real estate transactional department in New York.

Brad Markoff has joined Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP as of counsel in the Los Angeles office, where Markoff is a member of the company's corporate practice.

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP hired partner Douglas F. Stewart and associate Jared D. Schuettenhelm in the firm's Seattle IP litigation practice.

Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has joined Perkins Coie's business development department, where he will focus on expanding the firm's emerging companies and venture capital practice. He will also support various firm and client strategic initiatives.

Volpe and Koenig, P.C., with offices in Philadelphia and Princeton, N.J., announced that former technical adviser Keiko Kimura Middleton is now a patent agent at the firm.

Milbank hired Laetitia Costa as special counsel in its leveraged finance practice in London.

Crowell & Moring LLP hired Evan D. Wolff as a partner in the firm's government contracts group in Washington, D.C.

Proskauer hired Colleen M. Hart as an executive compensation and employee benefits partner in its Los Angeles office.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP announced that managing partner Henry Walker has been elected as the firm's chair and that Susan Spaeth will serve as its managing partner.

Julian E. Hammar has joined Morrison & Foerster's energy and financial service regulatory practices in Washington, D.C.

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

Sarah Pearce has joined Edwards Wildman's London office as a partner in its intellectual property practice.