In Frankfurt, RICHARD KREINDLER is set to join Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as a partner in the firm's international arbitration and litigation practice. He was formerly employed by Shearman & Sterling.

Cozen O'Connor has hired a new partner on each coast. MATTHEW STEINBERG, a litigator, will work as a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office. He joins from Greenberg Traurig, where he helped found that firm's Los Angeles office. The second new hire is JAHAN ISLAMI, previously with K&L Gates, who is now a partner in Miami. His practice covers corporate transactions.

A six-member energy team that includes three partners, one counsel, an associate and a policy advisor has joined Crowell & Moring's environment, energy and resources group. The hires include partners LARRY EISENSTAT, PATRICK LYNCH, and JONATHAN ODELL, as well as DEBORAH CARPENTIER as counsel. The team all come over from Dickstein Shapiro and will be based out of Washington, D.C. The National Law Journal's Blog of Legal Times has more on the move.

MARC MORLEY has jumped from Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear to Foley & Lardner, where he joins the intellectual property department and chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical practice. He will be a partner at the firm in the firm's San Diego/Del Mar office.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added two competition attorneys to its Brussels office. JENS-OLRIK MURACH will work as a partner and LENA SANDBERG will be of counsel. Murach most recently practiced at Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Bonn, Germany. Sandberg worked for the EFTA Surveillance Authority in Brussels.

Holland & Knight has taken 23 lawyers from Patton Boggs to launch an office in Dallas. The mass hire consists of 12 partners: JAMES CHADWICK, MATTHEW FONTANE, MICHELLE SUAREZ, ROBERT JONES, SCOTT WALLACE, KENNETH VESLEDAHL, FRED STOVALL, JAMES BAKER, ERIC KIMBALL, ANTHONY HERRERA, BRENT MCILWAIN, and ERIC PFEIFLE. The attorneys will practice in the areas of corporate and commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and bankruptcy.

DAVID FARBER is now a partner at King & Spalding. He will be based out of the firm's office in Washington, D.C., and will work with the firm's food and drug administration, life sciences, and healthcare practices. Farber was most recently a partner at Patton Boggs.

McDermott Will & Emery has hired a new intellectual property lawyer, BRIAN GAFF, as a partner in Boston. He last worked at Edwards Wildman Palmer.

The director of the Security and Exchange Commission's Chicago office from 2004 until this year has moved to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Starting in September, MERRI JO GILLETTE will work in the firm's litigation practice as a partner. She will continue to be based in Chicago.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart made a pair of recent hires. In New York, the firm added BRIAN GERSHENGORN as a shareholder in its labor and employment department. In Richmond, AMY POCKLINGTON is now a litigation shareholder. Gershengorn previously worked for Proskauer Rose, and Pocklington for McGuireWoods.

A three-member litigation team has joined Polsinelli's Denver office from Colorado firm Moye White. Partners JAMES MILLER and PAUL WOOD will work for Polsinelli's commercial litigation practice along with one associate.

KEVIN HACKETT has joined Proskauer Rose after leaving commercial real estate company The Rockefeller Group, where he was the president and CEO. Hackett will be a shareholder practicing out of Proskauer's New York office, working for the firm's private equity real estate practice.

Troutman Sanders has added a partner and one of counsel. WILLIAM FENDLEY, who previously worked at the firm as an associate from 2000 to 2004, joins Troutman's corporate and tax practice in Richmond, Virginia as a partner. CAROL HAHN will serve as of counsel with Troutman's commercial real estate practice in its Virginia Beach office. Both previously worked at McGuireWoods.

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