Farella Braun + Martel LLP served as real estate counsel to First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) with respect to the development and sale of First Solar’s 40 megawatt AC Cuyama solar project, located on approximately 320 acres of private land in Santa Barbara County, California. Farella’s work included land and gen-tie acquisition and real estate counsel and assistance with respect to the sale of the project to D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI). (more…)

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Orrick announced today that L. Scott Oliver has joined the firm, adding another seasoned first-chair trial lawyer to Orrick’s top-ranking IP bench. Scott, who joins from K&L Gates, will be based in Orrick’s Silicon Valley office. (more…)

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Best Best & Krieger welcomes three new members to its growing Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group. Partner Jeffrey Chang, Of Counsel Susan Neethling and Pension Consultant David Allen, all formerly of Chang Ruthenberg & Long, have joined BB&K’s Sacramento office. (more…)

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David N. Bregman has joined Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as a partner in the firm’s San Diego office. He is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Construction, and Tort & Product Liability practice groups. (more…)

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Buchalter is pleased to announce that Andrew (“Andy”) Selesnick, Damaris L. Medina, and Suzanne Cate Jones have joined as Shareholders in the Health Care Practice Group in Los Angeles. Selesnick and Medina joined the Firm from Nixon Peabody, and Jones joined from Theodora Oringher. (more…)

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Goodwin, a leading Global 50 law firm, announced today that Jason Vollbracht has joined its Tax Group as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. Vollbracht joins Goodwin from Simpson Thacher, where he served as counsel in its tax department. (more…)

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US and international law firm Clyde & Co has announced the opening of an office in Los Angeles, which formalizes the firm’s presence there following partner Julie Hawkinson’s move to the city. As part of the opening, Clyde & Co has hired Jim Koelzer from Robins Kaplan, who brings considerable expertise in representing domestic and international insurers in connection with complex claims and coverage litigation. (more…)

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Laura Reathaford has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Labor and Employment group in the Los Angeles office. She joins from Venable LLP. (more…)

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Irish law firm Matheson has announced the opening of an office in San Francisco. With over 650 staff headquartered in Dublin, this expansion represents the firm’s third US office – and its fifth office globally. The opening is in response to the continually increasing client demand on the West Coast for Irish legal services, and it builds upon the firm’s presence in the region through its existing West Coast office in Palo Alto.

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Matt Poppe joins Rimon Law as a Partner in its Palo Alto and San Francisco offices. His litigation experience spans a wide range of patent, other intellectual property, and commercial cases. Key clients include Varian Medical Systems, Dell EMC, eBay, Baidu, and Brocade. He has also represented a variety of Asia-based clients in U.S. litigation arising out of troubled business relationships. (more…)

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Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Tracie Childs as a shareholder in the firm’s Orange County office. Childs joins Ogletree Deakins from Manning & Kass in San Diego, where she was a partner and handled a broad range of labor and employment matters. (more…)

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Nossaman LLP has expanded its Litigation Practice Group in its San Francisco office with the addition of renowned litigation attorneys William Adams, David Lee and Ilse Scott, who join the Firm as Partners. They join from Michelman & Robinson, where Mr. Adams served as Managing Partner of the Firm’s San Francisco office, led the Firm’s Commercial and Business Litigation Practice Group and served on its Executive Committee; Mr. Lee served as the Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group; and Ms. Scott served as a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. (more…)

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