Law Firm Insider: 12/31/2013

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


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP hired Jose W. Fernandez, the former assistant secretary of state for economic, energy and business affairs, as a partner in its New York office.

Charles J. Queenan Jr. has been named chairman emeritus of K&L Gates LLP.

Mayer Brown hired Trevor Wood and Mayank Gupta as partners in its banking and finance team in London.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton hired Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Deputy Director Tamara Serwer Caldas as the firm's new pro bono partner.

Miller & Chevalier hired Andrew D. Herman as counsel.

Javade Chaudhri rejoined Jones Day's Washington office as a partner in the global disputes practice.

Winston & Strawn LLP hired H. Stephen Harris Jr. in the firm's Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the antitrust/ competition practice.

McCarter & English, LLP hired Craig Bonnist as a partner and Barbara Curtis as an associate, both in the firm's labor and employment law practice in Stamford, Conn.

DLA Piper hired Teri Donaldson as a partner in the firm's litigation practice in its Houston and Tampa, Fla., offices.

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. hired Danielle I. Nicklas as an associate.

Arnold & Porter LLP hired Denise McKenzie as counsel in its intellectual property practice.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP hired Michael C. Camuñez as president of ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC, the firm's international consulting subsidiary. He will also be a partner in Manatt's government & regulatory policy division, working in these dual roles from the firm's Washington, Mexico City and Los Angeles offices.

Venable LLP hired real estate/land use lawyer Geoffrey Etnire as a partner in San Francisco.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP hired Rishad A. Patel as an associate in its office in California's Silicon Valley, where he will be a member of its patent litigation team.