Global law firm K&L Gates has expanded its Boston office with the hiring of two new partners: Mark L. Johnson and Paulo J. Marnoto. Mr. Johnson joins the firm from Cooley, where he regularly advised public and private companies on ongoing corporate matters, including M&A transactions and corporate governance issues. He will join K&L Gates' corporate securities and finance practice. Mr. Marnoto was previously with Ropes & Gray. He has experience in fund formation and investing, venture capital, securities, buyouts and international transactions, and has served as counsel to several funds and funds-of-funds, investments managers and institutional advisors. He will work with K&L Gates' private equity and fund formation practice.