With a focus on growing its transactional practice on the West Coast, Nixon Peabody has expanded in Southern California with the arrival of land use partner Bryan LeRoy. Based in Nixon Peabody’s Los Angeles office, Bryan represents private and public entities in planning, land use, energy and infrastructure as well as other real estate development matters. (more…)

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The San Francisco office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Eric Save as a partner in the corporate/M&A and Latin America practices. Save joins K&L Gates from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. (more…)

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Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce the expansion of its
Orange County office with the addition of John Della Grotta as a partner in the firm’s corporate and
securities group. Della Grotta comes to Snell & Wilmer from Paul Hastings, LLP. (more…)

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Fish & Richardson announced today that C. Eric Schulman, formerly the Head of Intellectual Property (IP) for Uber Technologies, Inc., has joined the firm’s Silicon Valley office as a Principal in its Patent group. Before Uber, Schulman spent more than nine years in-house at Google Inc., where he served most recently as Legal Director. He brings to Fish a broad range of experience including expertise in patent and trademark portfolio development, IP licensing and acquisition, patent post-grant proceedings, patent and trademark litigation, standards bodies, copyright, open source, M&A, commercial transactions, collaborative structures, broad IP strategy, and legal management. (more…)

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Tom DeFilipps has joined Covington as a partner in the Silicon Valley office and will serve as chair of the West Coast Corporate practice. (more…)

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San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC. Nixon Peabody continues its West Coast expansion with the addition of a patent counseling and IP transactions team. Led by San Francisco–based partner On Lu, the team includes attorneys Dr. Eduardo (Ed) Quiñones and Dr. Zhou Lu each of whom bring a deep knowledge of technology issues and the challenges and opportunities facing high-tech companies. (more…)

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DLA Piper announced today that Brandee Fernandez has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in the Silicon Valley office. (more…)

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The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Daniel (Dan) Cody has joined the Firm’s Health Care Practice as a partner in the San Francisco Office.   (more…)

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Buchalter is pleased to announce that Eric M. Kennedy has joined as Chair of the firm’s Automotive Industry Group in Los Angeles. Kennedy was previously a partner at Payne & Fears. (more…)

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Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Sasha Burstein as a partner in the firm’s investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice. She joins K&L Gates from Paul Hastings LLP. (more…)

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To further expand its ability to provide legal services surrounding the ever-increasing amount of business conducted online, Los Angeles-based law firm TroyGould has added Daniel Rygorsky as a Partner. (more…)

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Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the expansion of its Los Angeles office with key additions to the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use, Corporate and Litigation Practices. Land use partners Ellen Berkowitz, Lisa Kolieb and Brady McShane, as well as senior urban planner Ellen Castillo join Akerman’s Real Estate Practice Group; partner Mark Liu joins the Corporate Practice Group, and partner Michael Weiss joins the Litigation Practice Group. With the addition of these five partners, Akerman has doubled the size of its Los Angeles office to 24 lawyers since 2015. (more…)

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