Ryan McBeth joined McKool Smith
Patent litigator Ryan McBeth has joined McKool Smith’s Houston office as a principal. Prior to joining, McBeth was a senior counsel at Bracewell.
Verso Law Group hired Greg Gilchrist
Commercial and intellectual property litigator Greg Gilchrist joined Verso Law Group as a partner. Gilchrist was previously with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.
Winston & Strawn welcomed Brian Ferguson
Patent litigator Brian Ferguson joined Winston & Strawn as a partner in its litigation practice. Ferguson brings over 30 years of experience to the firm. He was co-head of the patent litigation group at Weil Gotshal & Manges.
Jeffrey Ward joined Neal Gerber & Eisenberg
Neal Gerber & Eisenberg hired patent attorney Jeffrey Ward as a partner in its IP practice. He was previously with Green Griffith & Borg-Breen.
Debevoise & Plimpton hired John Neukom
Debevoise & Plimpton hired former Skadden IP litigation leader John (Jay) Neukom as a partner in its IP practice in San Francisco.
Husch Blackwell strengthened its life sciences practice
Lisa Thomas and Bryan Stewart joined the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry group of Husch Blackwell as partners. Thomas joined from Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, while Stewart was previously with Morris Manning & Martin.
Abigail Struthers returned to Arnold & Porter
Patent litigator Abigail Struthers has rejoined Arnold & Porter’s IP practice as a partner in its New York office. Struthers was previously with Sandoz, where she served as senior IP litigation counsel.
Charlotte Jacobsen joined Gibson Dunn
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher welcomed life sciences patent litigator Charlotte Jacobsen to its IP practice in New York. Jacobsen was previously a partner at Ropes & Gray.
Ken Parker back to Haynes Boone
IP trial lawyer Ken Parker rejoined Haynes Boone as a partner in the firm’s IP litigation practice. Parker joined from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
Jeffrey Toney joined Akerman
Jeffrey Toney joined Akerman’s IP practice in Atlanta as a partner. Prior to this move, Toney was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery.
Quinn Emanuel welcomed Robin McGrath
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan bolstered its IP litigation practice in Atlanta with the hire of IP litigator Robin McGrath. McGrath joined from Duane Morris.
Goodwin hired medtech IP lawyer Scott Bluni
IP partner Scott Bluni has joined Goodwin’s life sciences practice as a partner. Bluni was previously the managing principal and co-founder at Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni.
Allisen Pawlenty joined Coates IP
Former Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton partner and trade mark attorney Allisen Pawlenty has joined Coates IP as a partner.
BakerHostetler hired an IP team from Morgan Lewis
BakerHostetler has expanded its IP practice group in California with the hire of an IP team led by Mark J Itri and Michael Dreznes. Patent attorney Mark Bentley, who joined as a partner, is among the new joiners. The team joined from Morgan Lewis & Bockius.
Tom Schaumberg joined Levi & Snotherly
ITC litigator Tom Schaumberg has joined Levi & Snotherly as a principal. As a result of the move, the firm rebranded as Levi Snotherly & Schaumberg. Schaumberg was previously a partner at Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg, which has also rebranded as AMS Trade.
Arent Fox and Schiff Hardin complete merger
Arent Fox and Schiff Hardin completed their merger in March 2022 to form ArentFox Schiff. The new firm is led by chair Anthony Lupo and co-managing partners Cristina Carvalho and Joseph Krasovec III.
Cassels hired Mark Davis
Mark Davis has joined Cassels Brock & Blackwell’s Toronto office as an IP partner. Davis was previously a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright. This follows the arrival of trade mark attorney Jennifer McKenzie late last year.
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