This roundup features BakerHostetler, Baker McKenzie, Howard & Howard Attorneys, Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni, Lathrop Gage, Polsinelli, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Thompson Hine, and more people moves in Americas on


The firm hired Leif Sigmond, Michael Gannon and Jennifer Kurcz as partners in its IP department in Chicago. All three lawyers specialise in patent work, especially contentious matters before the courts and USPTO. They were previously with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff.

Baker McKenzie

The firm hired Hyunho "Harry" Park as a partner in its Washington DC office. Park advises on patent protection and disputes before the courts and USPTO, covering sectors such as electrical and mechanical devices. He was previously a patent attorney at Mayer Brown.

Howard & Howard Attorneys

IP litigator Jonathan W Fountain was hired as a senior attorney in the firm’s Las Vegas office. Fountain is particularly known for dealing with soft IP disputes including anti-counterfeiting work. He was previously of counsel at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni

The firm hired patent attorney Jeffrey S Schubert as counsel. Schubert was previously a sole practitioner at Schubert Law Group PLLC where he worked on patent matters in software, computer services, technology hardware and electronics.

Lathrop Gage

Patent attorney Vladimir Arezina has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in its IP practice group. He advises on IP disputes and transactional matters. Arezina’s technical background is in mechanical engineering. He was previously senior counsel at law firm Neal Gerber Eisenberg.


IP litigator John Snow joined the firm’s Chicago office as a shareholder. Snow advises on patent protection and disputes in the pharmaceutical, biochemical and chemical sectors, with particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman Act. He was previously with boutique firm Leydig Voit & Mayer.

Shook Hardy & Bacon

Sharon A Israel has joined the firm as partner in its Houston office. Israel advises on IP disputes, focusing on companies in technical fields such as wireless communications, electronics and medical devices. She was previously a partner at Mayer Brown.

Thompson Hine

EJ Joswick has joined the firm’s IP practice as a partner in its Atlanta office. Joswick specialises in patent protection work in a range of technical fields including software, telecommunications, computer technology and medical devices. He was previously a partner at FisherBroyles.  

More people moves in Americas

Managing IP carries news on hires by Orrick, Mintz Levin, Merchant & Gould, Foley & Lardner, BakerHostetler and King & Spalding, as well as Erich Spangenberg leaving Marathon and a new INTA chief representative officer for Latin America and the Caribbean. Read all about them here.