IP People Moves and Firm Announcements: USA

Mayer Brown promotes partner in Washington DC
Patent attorney Dara Kurlancheek has been promoted to partner in the Mayer Brown Washington DC office. Kurlancheek advises fintech clients. The promotion comes as part of 31 promotions worldwide that will take effect from January 1 2018.

Two new partners join McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery has expanded its IP team recruiting two new IP partners in Silicon Valley. Both former partners at K&L Gates San Francisco, Roger Kuan and Jason Novak will be focusing on strategic IP counselling, IP transactions and IP portfolio management.

Baker Botts promotes three new partners
International law firm Baker Botts has promoted three new IP partners across America: former Vinson & Elkins attorney Jennifer Librach Nall, patent litigation specialist Brian Johnston and former partner at Kirkland & Ellis Jeremy Taylor.

Crowell & Moring hire new partner
Gabriel Ramsey has joined Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office as technology litigation partner. Ramsey was previously a partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and his litigation practice includes IP.

Former DLA Piper partner joins Cozen O’Connor
Former DLA Piper partner Hugh J Marbury has joined Cozen O’Conner as a member. Marbury specialises in IP and business law litigation and brings a wealth of experience to the Washington DC office.
 
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher hires new partner
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has hired Kate Dominguez as a new IP partner in its New York office. Dominguez was previously an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and specialises in IP litigation.