Law Firm Insider: 12/05/2013

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K&L Gates LLP hired Klaus Banke as a partner in its corporate/mergers and acquisitions practice in Frankfurt, Germany.

White & Case LLP opened a second office in Kazakhstan, in the capital city of Astana.

Patricia (Pat) Jones joined Mayer Brown in its real estate group in London.

Foley & Lardner LLP hired Jerold A. Jacover in the firm's intellectual property practice in Chicago.

Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP hired former NBCUniversal attorneys John Berlinski and Mansi Shah as partners in its Los Angeles office to launch its entertainment litigation practice.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP hired real estate lawyer Steven Klein as a partner in New York.

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP hired Jane H. Macon, Michael D. Bernard, Blakely L. Fernandez and William T. Avila as partners in its San Antonio office, working in the areas of public finance, public law, corporate law and litigation, respectively.

Leisa Smith Lundy joined Holland & Knight's New York office as a partner in the intellectual property practice group.

K&L Gates LLP hired David C. Lee as a partner in the firm's Orange County, Calif., corporate and mergers and acquisitions practice.

McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley, P.A. hired Meghan Hazelwood Hall and Richard E. "Rich" Marsh as associates of The McKay Firm in Columbia, S.C.

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP hired Jason R. Baron, the former director of litigation for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration as of counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

Quarles & Brady LLP hired Eric T. Krischke in the firm's Chicago office as a partner in the intellectual property group. Steven M. Goldberg joined Manatt, Phelps & Phillips' Los Angeles office as a partner in its litigation practice.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP hired Chad S.C. Stover as a partner in the firm's intellectual property practice in Wilmington, Del.

Hinshaw & Culbertson hired Ivan D. Smith, Maureen M. Stampp and Gregory Glickman in its New York office.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP hired Ryan Bergsieker as of counsel in the Denver office's litigation and white collar practices.

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