This week, firms with offices in the D.C. area have made hires in some key practice areas ripe for growth in the nation’s capital—particularly litigation, health care, and intellectual property.

Alec Farr has joined Perkins Coie’s litigation practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office. Farr joins from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where he was a partner focusing on complex commercial and intellectual property.