Three prominent bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys, nationally known for their work advising bondholders and distressed debt purchasers and for restructuring billions of dollars of debt, are joining Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP. (more…)

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Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Jim Wu, a former general counsel with Yahoo! Asia Pacific, as a corporate partner in its Taipei and Palo Alto offices. (more…)

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Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that James G. Snell has joined the firm’s Palo Alto office as a partner in the Privacy & Security practice. Snell was most recently a partner with Bingham McCutchen in Silicon Valley, where he was co-chair of Bingham’s Intellectual Property Group and co-chair of the firm’s Privacy & Security Group. (more…)

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Global law firm Proskauer announced today that Siegmund Gutman has joined the firm as a litigation partner and chair of its Life Sciences Patent practice, resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Mr. Gutman is an accomplished patent litigator, having frequently represented clients before trial and appellate courts, as well as arbitration panels. In the life sciences area, Mr. Gutman concentrates his practice on developing and executing market exclusivity and freedom-to-operate strategies, including patent office and FDA regulatory strategies, for leading biologics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients. He has extensive experience successfully litigating biologic drug patent and Hatch-Waxman cases, and has frequently spoken and written about issues relating to biosimilars and generic drugs. (more…)

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Polsinelli welcomes attorney John L. Babala as a shareholder in the firm’s growing national Corporate and Transactional Practice. Babala has spent nearly 20 years representing individuals, and private and public businesses through virtually every strategic phase of the business and economic life cycle. (more…)

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced today that L. Rachel Lerman has joined the firm’s Litigation Department as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Previously, Lerman was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. (more…)

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Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Julie L. Hussey has joined the firm’s San Diego office as a partner in the Product Liability practice. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Hussey was a partner with DLA Piper in its San Diego office. Hussey is the fourth partner to join Perkins Coie’s San Diego office this year, following the additions of Tom Millikan, Joe Reid and Laura Zagar in February. (more…)

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King & Spalding has recruited highly-regarded Bay Area corporate transactional lawyer Thomas Duley as a partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office to anchor its growing technology transactions practice dedicated to the life sciences industry. Duley joins King & Spalding from DLA Piper. (more…)

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Carlton Fields Jorden Burt announced today that it has opened an office in Los Angeles, California.

“We have substantial clients, cases, and transactions in California. So opening an office in Los Angeles is a natural progression of our growth,” said Gary L. Sasso, President and CEO of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. (more…)

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The Palo Alto office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes L. Scott Oliver as a partner in the intellectual property litigation practice. Oliver joins K&L Gates from Morrison & Foerster LLP. (more…)

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Bankruptcy and transactional finance attorneys Mikel R. Bistrow and Christopher Celentino have joined Ballard Spahr as partners in San Diego, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today. Ms. Bistrow and Mr. Celentino have extensive experience in insolvency and finance matters and are consistently ranked at the top of their profession for their work in business reorganizations and financial transactions. (more…)

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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced today that Katherine J. Blair has joined the firm’s Capital Markets practice as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Previously a partner at K&L Gates LLP, Blair reconnects with her former partner Thomas J. Poletti, who joined Manatt’s Capital Markets practice in Orange County last month. (more…)

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