DLA Piper announced today that Paul Wassgren has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in Los Angeles. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Wassgren was a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP in Los Angeles, where he counseled clients doing business around the world, including China, Australia, Mexico, Belize and India, in a range of corporate matters. He also previously worked in business development for a biotechnology research and development company. (more…)

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Catharina Min has joined Covington as a partner in its Corporate practice in Silicon Valley. Recently named among the “Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Technology” by the National Diversity Council, Ms. Min handles a range of transactions for U.S. and international technology companies, including M&A, private financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate partnering, and securities offerings. She also represents early stage companies in general corporate matters and venture capital financings. In addition, she assists companies based in Korea and elsewhere in Asia with their U.S. business law needs. (more…)

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Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, announced today the addition of Carmen J. Cole to its Los Angeles office, bolstering its national Labor and Employment practice in California. She is one of five principals to join the firm’s Los Angeles office in the past two months, adding to the firm’s approximately 800 attorneys across 20 offices coast to coast. (more…)

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Samantha C. Grant has joined the Century City office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Grant joins from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. (more…)

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Akin Gump today announced that Terrence R. Allen, a public and private mergers and acquisition lawyer has joined the firm as a partner in its Irvine, Calif., office. He comes to Akin Gump from Pepper Hamilton after many years at Gibson Dunn’s Orange County office. (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that prominent technology patent litigator, Kathi Vidal, will join the firm as managing partner of its Silicon Valley office and will be proposed as a member of its firmwide Executive Committee. (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that Andrew Grossman has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as a partner in Los Angeles. Mr. Grossman was previously with Paul Hastings LLP. (more…)

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King & Spalding announces that Aaron Craig will join the firm as partner in the Los Angeles office. Aaron joins his former partner Joseph Akrotirianakis, who began at King & Spalding earlier this month. (more…)

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Wendy Huang Waszmer has joined the firm’s antitrust practice as a partner in the New York office. Waszmer was previously a litigation partner in the New York office of King & Spalding. (more…)

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Wendy Huang Waszmer has joined the firm’s antitrust practice as a partner in the New York office. Waszmer was previously a litigation partner in the New York office of King & Spalding. (more…)

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Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that it has welcomed six lawyers to its Global Insurance Department. All six lawyers bring substantial experience litigating complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. The six lawyers joining Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department include Stephen P. Pate, formerly of Norton Rose, who comes to the firm as a member in the Houston office, Lauren E. Figaro who joins as an associate in the Houston office from Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons; Michael R. Davisson and Valerie D. Rojas, who both join as members in the Los Angeles office; Patricia M. Parisi, who joins as of counsel in the Los Angeles office; and Andrea J. Giovannone, who joins as an associate in the Los Angeles office. Davisson, Rojas, Parisi, and Giovannone all join from Sedgwick. (more…)

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Troutman Sanders LLP announces the addition of Michael Heafey to its Intellectual Property practice as a partner in the San Francisco office. Heafey joins Troutman Sanders from King & Spalding’s Silicon Valley office. (more…)

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