A number of Am Law 200 firms expanded into new markets in the past week.

New Orleans–based Adams and Reese turned its attention to Tallahassee, where it opened its fourth Florida office and 14th national office with attorneys and staff from now-dissolved local firm Igler & Dougherty. The new additions include partners A. GEORGE IGLER, EDWARD DOUGHERTY JR., and RICHARD PEARLMAN; special counsel ROBERT ANGERER, and several associates. The group handles insurance, tax, banking, real estate, immigration, and other primarily nonlitigation work.

A new team at Winstead specializing in energy, environmental, and commercial litigation work will boost the firm’s office in The Woodlands, Texas, and also launch a New Orleans outpost. Previously with Beirne, Maynard and Parson, RICHARD SIMSES and PAUL LAVELLE join as shareholders, with CHARLES MIERS and JON VICKLUND joining as of counsel.

Jones Day, meanwhile, is readying for a 2013 opening of an office in Amsterdam. The firm’s 38th location worldwide will focus on corporate and M&A, private equity, capital markets, litigation, and antitrust work. LUC HOUBEN, a 20-year veteran of the firm and previously the partner in charge of the firm’s Brussels office, will lead the operation. YVAN DESMEDT will also relocate from Brussels.

In other Churn news . . .

In London, Baker & McKenzie has expanded its ranks with the addition of STEVE ABRAHAM, an international arbitration and litigation lawyer. Abraham joins as a partner from Norton Rose.

Ballard Spahr’s Washington, D.C., office has gained DESMOND CONNALL JR., a real estate leasing and development lawyer. Connall, who last worked at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., joins Ballard Spahr as a partner.

Health care attorney T. RICHARD ROBERSON JR. has left the public sector to join Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Jackson, Mississippi, as counsel. Roberson last worked in the Medicaid division of the office of Governor Phil Bryant in Mississippi.

Two Delaware lawyers have joined the intellectual property group at Barnes & Thornburg. THOMAS MCWILLIAMS and EDWARD BEHM JR., both previously with Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, will work in Wilmington.

Bryan Cave HRO continues to expand in Denver, most recently with the addition of litigation partner ZHONETTE BROWN. Previously with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Brown handles a range of commercial litigation.

Locke Lord has lost a partner in Houston, JAMES HOWARD, to Gardere Wynne Sewell. Howard, a partner in the tax practice, focuses on international and business tax, securities, and finance.

CATHERINE PAN has moved from Goodwin Procter to the New York office of Dorsey & Whitney, where she joins as partner. Pan focuses on corporate and securities law, equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financing, and commercial transactions.

Oil and gas lawyer DIOGENES BERMUDEZ has left a position as general counsel for Petrobras Venezuela to join Hogan Lovells in Caracas, Venezuela. He joins the infrastructure and project finance practice as counsel.

Solo practitioner KARYN JEFFERSON has begun working as of counsel to Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp in New York. Jefferson joins the labor and employment group. Mitchell also gained MARY LANE, previously with Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, as of counsel in Los Angeles.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has boosted its Frankfurt office with the hire of MARCUS HERRMANN. An M&A and corporate lawyer, Herrmann last worked at Latham & Watkins.

The Morristown, New Jersey, office of labor and employment firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart now counts JOSEPH SABURN as a shareholder. Saburn, who last worked at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, practices in the areas of employee benefits, executive compensation, ERISA compliance, governmental accounting standards board regulatory compliance, and taxation. 

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has hired three new partners from three Am Law firms. In San Francisco, intellectual property litigator LAURA CHAPMAN joins from Foley & Lardner. In the firm’s three-month-old Chicago office, intellectual property lawyer BRADLEY GRAVELINE laterals from Winston & Strawn and commercial litigator DANIEL ROSENBERG comes from K&L Gates.

The Churn is compiled from law firm releases and announcements. Moves based on our own reporting will note this. Please send all announcements and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.