Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that eight Intellectual Property litigators have joined the firm and will be resident in its Silicon Valley office. The addition will expand the firm’s IP litigation capability across a wide range of industries. It also adds a top tier Section 337 patent litigation practice with extensive experience before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

“We are pleased to welcome this team of litigators to the firm. Their knowledge of the technology sector, combined with first-chair trial experience in global, high-stakes matters, deepens our patent litigation capabilities,” said Arnold & Porter Chairman, Thomas H. Milch. (more…)

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Michael G. McKinnon has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice group, based in the firm’s Orange County office. McKinnon joins from Greenberg Traurig. (more…)

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Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that David L. Devernoe has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice as a partner in San Diego, California. He is joined by associate Christopher Franich. Both lawyers previously practiced together at Gordon & Rees. (more…)

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Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced today that it has expanded its San Francisco office with the addition of Forrest Booth as a Partner, Pamela Schultz as a Partner, Phillip Barilovits as Senior Counsel and Bradley H. Pace as an Associate. On March 31, 2015, the attorneys joined Hinshaw from Severson & Werson in San Francisco.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome this group of attorneys to our firm,” says Robert J. Romero, partner in charge of the San Francisco office. “Their capabilities enhance our firm-wide focus on representing the insurance industry and its many varied interests both domestically and abroad.” (more…)

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WilmerHale is pleased to welcome Samuel Coates as a partner in the Palo Alto office. Mr. Coates joins the firm as a member of the Corporate, Emerging Company and Life Sciences Practice Groups.

“Sam is a terrific addition to our team in Palo Alto, which is highly attuned to the technology and life sciences markets,” said Susan Murley, co-managing partner at WilmerHale. “His years of experience and proven ability are a great match for us as we continue our strategic growth in California.” (more…)

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National law firm Robins Kaplan LLP has expanded its national presence, opening an office in Mountain View, California. The office will focus on technology-centric consultation and litigation involving intellectual property, global business process sourcing, cybersecurity, and privacy, and will allow the firm to further support its clients’ needs in the Silicon Valley region.

“We are thrilled to plant our flag here in Mountain View,” noted Andrea Gothing, Partner in the firm’s Mountain View office. “The ever changing technology and patent issues facing Silicon Valley businesses are right in the sweet spot of our firm’s expertise, and we are excited to continue our extensive work on these matters in California and beyond.” (more…)

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Goodwin Procter attorneys recently advised lynda.com in connection with its announced $1.5 billion sale to LinkedIn. The transaction, reportedly the largest ever for LinkedIn, includes a combination of approximately 52% in cash and 48% in stock. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015 (more…)

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Davis Polk advised Mirion Technologies, Inc. and American Capital, Ltd. and its affiliated funds in connection with the $750 million sale of Mirion Technologies to Charterhouse Capital Partners, LLP, a private-equity firm based in London, England (more…)

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Alston & Bird has expanded its Intellectual Property Litigation Practice with the addition of David M. Stein as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He joins from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he was a partner (more…)

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McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that litigators Evan Sorensen and Dhruv Sharma have joined the firm’s Irvine, California office. The addition of these two attorneys bolsters the firm’s national commercial litigation practice (more…)

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Rishi Kotiya to the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Mr. Kotiya joins the firm as a senior associate on the Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team in the firm’s Corporate, Finance & Real Estate Department (more…)

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Morgan Lewis represented an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) in its agreement to acquire select assets of En Pointe Technologies Sales, Inc (more…)

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