Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Ryan Nilsen to its San Diego office as a partner in the Products Liability Practice. (more…)

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robert L. Nelson, Jr. has joined the San Francisco office as a partner. Formerly a partner with Shearman & Sterling, he will continue his international energy and infrastructure practice. (more…)

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today that Gregg Dulik has joined the firm’s Litigation department and Construction practice group as a partner in San Francisco. Dulik comes from Sedgwick LLP, where he served as a partner in its Construction practice group in San Francisco. (more…)

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Mintz Levin continues to expand its national intellectual property practice with the arrival of Marc Morley, who joins as a Member in the San Diego office. Mr. Morley, who previously was a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, is the fourth IP Member to join the firm this year following the arrivals of Alex Trimble and Steve Akerley in San Francisco and Sean Grygiel in New York. Mintz Levin now boasts more than 120 IP professionals. (more…)

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The U.S. law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that Dennis N. Lueck Jr. has joined the firm as a partner in the downtown Los Angeles office. As a member of Hinshaw’s consumer financial services group, Lueck will focus his practice on representing financial institutions, loan servicers and debt collectors in consumer finance litigation defense, with particular focus on mortgage and student loan-related claims. (more…)

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Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the addition of Julie Treppa to its San Francisco office. Treppa joins the firm as a partner in the Tax Group. (more…)

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Zheng Liu joins Rimon Law as a Partner in its Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation groups. She regularly advises and represents clients in technology industries on a range of legal issues, particularly in intellectual property, technology law, commercial disputes, data privacy, product liability, and international trade. Zheng’s practice concentrates on Chinese technology companies and the issues they face in doing business outside of China; her Chinese clients include DJI, Tencent, Foxit, OPPO, UCWeb, and Ubtech. Before joining Rimon, she was at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP where she established and led Orrick’s Drone & UAV practice. With a background in both biology and physics, her experience covers a variety of industries, including UAVs, internet, telecommunications, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical devices. (more…)

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Nixon Peabody is expanding its West Coast corporate practice with the addition of seasoned tax attorney Shahzad A. Malik, who joins the Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions practice. Shahzad joins Nixon Peabody from Stradling, Yucca, Carlson & Routh, P.C., where he was chair of the firm’s tax practice. (more…)

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Linda Kornfeld, David Thomas, and Julia Holt have joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office in the Insurance Recovery group. Ms. Kornfeld joins as partner and vice chair of the group, Mr. Thomas joins as partner, and Ms. Holt joins as of counsel. The team comes to Blank Rome from Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, where Ms. Kornfeld was the Los Angeles office’s managing partner. The move to Blank Rome also reunites Ms. Kornfeld with Jim Murray, Chair of Blank Rome’s Insurance Recovery practice, and a number of her colleagues who joined Blank Rome from Dickstein Shapiro in February 2016. (more…)

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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC has added Joseph R. Taylor as a partner in the firm’s Media & Entertainment Litigation Group. Mr. Taylor and his colleague, Tiffany R. Caterina, joined the firm today. They will be based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. (more…)

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Cozen O’Connor is thrilled to announce that effective October 1, 2017, all of the lawyers from the Los Angeles real estate and commercial litigation boutique, Gilchrist & Rutter, will join the firm. This transaction continues Cozen O’Connor’s ongoing expansion of its fast-growing and nationally recognized Real Estate Practice and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. Consistently ranked among the top real estate firms in the country, Gilchrist & Rutter’s full-service real estate practice encompasses commercial office, retail, multi-family, industrial, manufactured housing, development, financing, leasing, purchases, sales, joint ventures, exchanges, along with a regulatory and government relations practice. The following Gilchrist & Rutter attorneys will be joining Cozen O’Connor as Partners: Frank Gooch, III, Jonathan S. Gross, Richard H. Close, Paul S. Rutter, Thomas W. Casparian, Diane J. Hvolka, Peter E. Swain, and Duane M. Montgomery. Donald C. Nanney will join as Of Counsel, and Adam P. Wiley as an Associate. (more…)

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DLA Piper announced today the addition of Douglas Emhoff as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice and its Media, Sport and Entertainment sector. Emhoff will be based in DLA Piper’s Los Angeles and Washington, DC, offices. (more…)

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