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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Having added five new private equity-focused attorneys across its offices within the last two weeks, Maynard Cooper & Gale is again pleased to announce another new private equity Partner is joining the firm’s San Francisco office. (more…)

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David J. Gershon has joined the San Francisco office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice group. Gershon joins from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. (more…)

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Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Wynter Deagle and Justin Nahama have joined the firm’s Business Litigation practice as partners in the San Diego office. Deagle and Nahama previously practiced at Mintz Levin. With Deagle and Nahama, the firm has added three lateral partners to the San Diego office in the past eight months. (more…)

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The Orange County office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Spencer Hamer III as a partner in the labor, employment and workplace safety practice. Hamer joins K&L Gates from Michelman & Robinson, LLP. (more…)

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Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Marcus Bagley has joined the firm’s Orange County and Los Angeles offices as a commercial finance partner. He was previously with Assayag Mauss’s Southern California office in Orange County. (more…)

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Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Michael Rubin has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and member of the Information Law, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice. His practice focuses on defense of complex privacy and internet class action litigation and regulatory investigations on behalf of emerging and established companies, as well as providing strategic counsel. (more…)

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