Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Rishi Kotiya to the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Mr. Kotiya joins the firm as a senior associate on the Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team in the firm’s Corporate, Finance & Real Estate Department (more…)

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Morgan Lewis represented an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) in its agreement to acquire select assets of En Pointe Technologies Sales, Inc (more…)

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With a focus on expanding its corporate practice in California, Nixon Peabody has added partner Thomas Gaynor. Tom, who will split his time between the firm’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, represents companies, funds, and investors in various business stages (more…)

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP proudly announces that Clara K. Chiu has joined the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Chiu is an associate based out of Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s Silicon Valley office (more…)

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Jeff Palmer has joined international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Based in the firm’s San Francisco office, Palmer joins the firm’s Litigation Practice, a group comprised of more than 600 litigators in 34 offices around the world (more…)

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Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Michael J. Bettinger will join the firm as a partner in San Francisco. He will be a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice.

Mr. Bettinger is a leading trial lawyer for patent cases in U.S. District Courts and the International Trade Commission. Mr. Bettinger, who has tried 21 cases to verdict, has litigated cases for high-tech clients in the computer, telecommunications, semiconductor, networking and healthcare industries. (more…)

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Greg Evans, a nationally prominent and highly accomplished litigator with more than two decades of federal and state trial experience, has merged his specialty litigation practice with 1,000-lawyer McGuireWoods. The move adds a second area office, in downtown L.A., to the firm’s current office in Century City.

Evans left an elite major Wall Street firm in 2010 to found Integer Law Corporation, a small firm with a stellar record in high-stakes, high-profile litigation. Evans and Integer’s three associates will maintain their offices in downtown Los Angeles at 633 West 5th Street. McGuireWoods has 63 lawyers in its Century City office. (more…)

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Nixon Peabody is expanding its construction team in San Francisco with the arrival of new counsel John Foust.

John focuses his practice on counseling and dispute resolution in connection with complex construction, infrastructure, and energy projects in the U.S. and abroad. A leader on some of the largest domestic and international construction disputes, John represents both developers and major contracting firms. For example, John was part of a team who represented MGM Resorts International in a $1B plus contract dispute over the construction of the $8.5B CityCenter project in Las Vegas. (more…)

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Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Frank E. Melton has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as Shareholder. Mr. Melton, who joins Jackson Lewis from Littler, has spent his entire career practicing in the area of labor and employment law. (more…)

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP is pleased to announce that former California State Assemblymember Roger Dickinson has joined the firm as a shareholder in its Government Law & Policy Practice. Dickinson will be located in the Sacramento office, where he served as a member of the state Legislature and Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for more than 20 years combined.

“Roger’s hire continues the strategic expansion of Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice,” said Chuck Birenbaum, Greenberg Traurig’s chair of Northern California. “The Government Law & Policy Practice has long been a core Greenberg Traurig practice at the federal, state, and local levels. As the California economy grows stronger, Roger’s experience with planning, permitting and financing public and public-private partnership transportation, health and other economic development projects will be invaluable to our clients. In Sacramento, Roger joins a seasoned and effective group geared to solving client issues throughout California. We are proud to welcome the Assemblyman as the newest member of our team.” (more…)

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Hanson Bridgett LLP expands its environmental practice with the addition of two attorneys. The firm is pleased to welcome Davina Pujari as a partner and Christopher Jensen as counsel to its San Francisco office.

“With Davina and Chris we are adding two top flight environmental litigation and counseling experts with a specialization in white collar defense,” said David Longinotti, Chair of the Real Estate and Construction Section. “As people, Davina and Chris fit our culture like a glove, and we are looking forward to our collaboration.” (more…)

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Hogan Lovells announced today that Jason D. Lohr has joined its Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology practice (IPMT) as a partner in its San Francisco office.

Lohr counsels established and emerging companies on a variety of patent, trademark and other intellectual property issues. His practice focuses on patent counseling and portfolio management, prosecution and post-grant proceedings, licensing and other transactions, due diligence, clearance investigations, and litigation support. His technology experience includes computer hardware, software, Internet and database applications, computer graphics, animation, and cloud computing. (more…)

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