Desmarais launches DC office with three ITC partners

Goutam (Gooch) Patnaik, Tuhin Ganguly and David Shaw have joined Desmarais to help launch the firm’s office in Washington, DC and expand its ITC and appellate practices. Patnaik will lead the ITC practice. They were previously partners in Troutman Pepper’s ITC litigation practice in Washington, DC.


Greenberg Traurig expands IP practice in Phoenix and Los Angeles

Greenberg Traurig continued the strategic expansion of its IP practice with the addition of Andrew Halaby as a partner in the Phoenix office and David Gay as a partner in the Los Angeles office respectively. Halaby is a seasoned trial lawyer and business advisor with 25 years’ experience in commercial and IP litigation. He joined the firm from Snell & Wilmer, where he was a partner. Gay has more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences arena. He was previously a partner at Jones Day and advises biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on IP matters.


Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe continues to grow IP team

Daniel Forester has joined Orrick as a partner in the firm’s IP licensing and technology transactions practice, based in New York. He joined the firm from Davis Polk & Wardell. Gargi Talukder recently joined the firm’s San Francisco office from Morgan Lewis & Bockius. She specializes in life sciences patent prosecution and counseling.


McDermott Will & Emery expands West Coast footprint with life sciences IP litigator

IP litigator Douglas Carsten joined as a partner in McDermott’s IP practice in Orange County. Carsten has dealt with patent cases across various technical areas including pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and diagnostic products. He joined from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.


Steptoe & Johnson continues expansion of IP group in New York

Mike Eisenberg joined Steptoe as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Joining from Holland & Knight, Eisenberg, who holds degrees in physics, brings a strong patent and trade secrets litigation practice to the firm.


Brown Rudnick expands IP litigation and technology groups

Brown Rudnick hired Ian DiBernardo and Jason Sobel as partners in its New York office. They have practiced together for nearly two decades, advising clients in a range of industries. DiBernardo is chair of the IP litigation practice and serves as practice group leader of the US technology group. DiBernardo and Sobel joined from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, where DiBernardo served as co-chair of the firm’s IP technology group and fintech practice.


Norton Rose Fulbright adds LA litigators

Commercial and IP litigation lawyers James Turken and Rebecca Lawlor Calkins have joined as partners in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Los Angeles office. They were previously with Greenspoon Marder and have worked together for more than twenty years. Turken and Calkins are experienced in trademark and copyright disputes.


McGlinchey Stafford welcomes entertainment and IP attorney

Entertainment and IP attorney Brenner Lackey McDonald joined McGlinchey Stafford as a partner in its Nashville office. With more than 30 years in the entertainment industry, she brings a wide range of experience to the firm’s IP practice. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner at Butler Snow.


Patent attorney joins Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee

Patent attorney Kevin Rizzuto has joined Quarles & Brady’s IP group in the Milwaukee office as a partner. He was previously a partner at Michael Best.


Technology lawyer joins Latham & Watkins in the Bay Area

Michelle Ontiveros Gross has joined Latham’s Bay Area office as a partner in the data and technology transactions practice. Her practice covers IP transactions work. Gross joined from Mayer Brown.


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati hires life sciences veteran in Boston

Mark Bellomy has joined Wilson Sonsini’s technology transactions practice as a partner in the Boston office. He advises clients in the life sciences sector. Previously, Bellomy was a partner in the IP transactions and life sciences groups at Ropes & Gray.


Freeman Mathis & Gary welcomes former US DOJ attorney in Atlanta

John Ghose has joined Freeman Mathis & Gary as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s national data security, privacy and technology practice section. Ghose works in the Atlanta office. Before joining the firm, he was an Assistant US Attorney with the US Department of Justice for nearly 10 years, focusing on cybercrime and most recently at the Computer Crimes & IP Section in Washington, DC.


IP and brand protection lawyer joins Loeb & Loeb’s Los Angeles office

Jorge Arciniega joined Loeb & Loeb’s Los Angeles office as a partner in its advanced media & technology department. He specializes in trademark and copyright matters. Arciniega was previously with McDermott Will & Emery for nearly 20 years.


Mayer Brown expands IP practice in NY with a copyright litigator

Copyright litigation lawyer Paul Fakler had joined Mayer Brown as a partner in its New York office. Fakler joined from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. He is the former chair of the New York State Bar Association IP Law Section.


Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton strengthens patent team in San Francisco

Kilpatrick Townsend hired Wesley Overson Jr as a partner in its patent litigation practice in San Francisco. He joined from Morrison & Foerster.


FisherBroyles welcomes IP partner in Princeton

Christopher Kinkade has joined FisherBroyles as a partner in its Princeton office. Kinkade brings 14 years of experience as a patent attorney and IP litigator, having previously served as administrative partner of IP litigation at Fox Rothschild.


IP litigator moves to Freeborn & Peters

Delphine Knight Brown has joined Freeborn & Peters as a partner in its IP and litigation practice in New York. For decades, she has litigated technology cases, including as lead counsel for pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation. She made the move from Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider.


Bell Nunnally & Martin hires IP partner in Dallas

Attorney S Roxanne Edwards has joined Dallas-based Bell Nunnally as a partner in the firm’s IP practice. Edwards joined from Klemchuk, where she was a partner. She brings 20 years of experience in US and international trademark and IP matters to the firm.


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