Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced today that Steve Coony is joining the firm’s Government and Regulatory practice as a managing director in the Sacramento office.

Coony currently serves as chief deputy treasurer for the State of California and will move to Manatt on Jan. 1, 2015. (more…)

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Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that Brett M. Schuman has joined the firm as a partner in its IP Litigation Group in San Francisco. Schuman will also spend significant time in Goodwin’s Silicon Valley office. He comes to the firm from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he led that firm’s litigation practice in its San Francisco and Palo Alto offices and was deputy leader of its IP practice. (more…)

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Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP is pleased to announce that three veteran IP litigators have joined the firm’s Northern California offices. The new partners, Duane H. Mathiowetz, Patricia L. Peden and Rick C. Chang, will continue to build strength in Novak Druce’s litigation and licensing practice. The trio practiced together at Howrey LLP, where they litigated and tried patent infringement cases in courts across the country. After taking divergent paths, they joined Novak Druce to practice again as a group alongside a number of their former Howrey colleagues now at Novak Druce. (more…)

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Kirsty Shelton Gerosa has joined Farella Braun + Martel LLP as a land use planner in its St. Helena, Calif. office. A seasoned land use and environmental planning professional, Gerosa will focus on wine industry and renewable energy project development.

Gerosa secures critical land use entitlements, applicable permits and environmental approval for large and small land use projects, assisting with strategy and execution from concept to completion. Gerosa brings significant experience in North Bay city and county land use regulations, current political issues, green house gas emission analysis and renewable energy projects. (more…)

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Edward T. Schultz has joined the Los Angeles office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Practice.

Schultz’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law and corporate finance. He counsels corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, debt and equity offerings and secured lending. He represents privately-held and public companies and serves as outside general counsel for various companies and private equity funds. (more…)

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Cooley advised Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on its Rule 144A offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2021. The initial purchasers have purchased $15 million aggregate principal amount of convertible notes. (more…)

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Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C., announced today that Yousuf I. Dhamee has joined the firm’s Investment Management practice as a partner in its Los Angeles office.

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan A. Loeb and Jeffrey Rosenfeld have joined the Firm’s Corporate Litigation group as Partner and Of Counsel, respectively. Mr. Loeb brings more than twenty years of complex litigation experience to the Firm, with a practice that ranges across several industries, including entertainment, real estate, and healthcare law. Mr. Rosenfeld also has a breadth of experience, with a practice that includes litigation involving corporate governance, entertainment, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. Both Mr. Loeb and Mr. Rosenfeld join Blank Rome’s Los Angeles office from Bingham McCutchen LLP, where Mr. Loeb served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Santa Monica office and Chair of the Entertainment, Media and Communications group. (more…)

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Global law firm Proskauer announced today that Sandra Lee Montgomery has joined the Los Angeles office as a partner in its Finance Group. Her addition deepens the bench of Proskauer’s nationally recognized Multi-Tranche Finance Group and enhances the firm’s transactional capabilities on the West Coast. (more…)

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Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Aaron Murphy has joined the firm’s Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice as a partner in its San Francisco office. (more…)

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced John P. Flynn an accomplished trial attorney with more than 25 years of experience representing clients in corporate and commercial disputes, has joined the firm’s litigation practice as a partner. Flynn will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner in the San Francisco office of McLeod, Witham & Flynn. (more…)

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Reed Smith today announced the addition of Shigehito (Shig) Onimura as counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Onimura joins the firm from Lamb & Kawakami LLP, where he was a partner.

“Shig has substantial experience in international business and compliance, further strengthening the firm’s corporate capabilities for its Japanese contacts and clients,” said John Iino, Global Co-Chair of Reed Smith’s Japan Business Team and Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office. “We are delighted to have him join our team.” (more…)

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