IP Litigation Partner Richard de Bodo Joins Hogan Lovells (Los Angeles)

Richard de Bodo is lead trial counsel in high-stakes, cutting-edge patent and trade secret cases for many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, life sciences, and technology companies. Rich has an outstanding track record litigating and trying Hatch-Waxman cases and cases relating to biologic drugs, biosimilars, biotechnology, and medical devices. He has won significant victories in … Continue reading “IP Litigation Partner Richard de Bodo Joins Hogan Lovells (Los Angeles)”

Perkins Coie Adds Insurance Coverage Partners Les Brown & Tom McMahon (Los Angeles)

Perkins Coie announced that six attorneys and one paralegal have joined the firm’s Insurance Coverage practice, solidifying Perkins position as having one of the premier national and international practices enforcing policyholders’ rights to coverage under all types of commercial insurance policy products. The group includes partners Les Brown and Tom McMahon in Los Angeles, partner … Continue reading “Perkins Coie Adds Insurance Coverage Partners Les Brown & Tom McMahon (Los Angeles)”

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Major Frauds Section, Douglas A. Axel, Joins Sidley Austin (Los Angeles)

Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Douglas A. Axel, former Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California and Chief of the office’s Major Frauds Section, has joined Sidley as a partner, resident in the Los Angeles office. “Handling high-stakes matters for significant clients is a mainstay of our litigation and white collar … Continue reading “Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Major Frauds Section, Douglas A. Axel, Joins Sidley Austin (Los Angeles)”

Corporate Partner Michael Hedge Joins K&L Gates (Orange County)

Michael Hedge is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office. His practice focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital, corporate governance and commercial transactions. Mr. Hedge has extensive experience in representing public companies in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and stock exchange compliance matters. Mr. Hedge also regularly works with private … Continue reading “Corporate Partner Michael Hedge Joins K&L Gates (Orange County)”

Leading Los Angeles Real Estate Partner Pamela L. Westhoff Joins Sheppard Mullin (Los Angeles)

Pamela L. Westhoff has joined the Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group.  Westhoff joins Sheppard Mullin from DLA Piper in Los Angeles. Westhoff has a broad-based and versatile transactional real estate practice, with an emphasis in acquisitions, … Continue reading “Leading Los Angeles Real Estate Partner Pamela L. Westhoff Joins Sheppard Mullin (Los Angeles)”

Anti-Trust and IP Partner Robert G. Badal Joins Wilmer Cutler (Los Angeles)

Robert G. Badal is partner in the firm’s Litigation/Controversy and Regulatory and Government Affairs Departments. Mr. Badal’s practice focused on the intersection of the antitrust and intellectual property laws. He represented clients in a variety of litigation matters involving allegations of illegal tying arrangements, price fixing, price discrimination, predatory pricing, anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions and … Continue reading “Anti-Trust and IP Partner Robert G. Badal Joins Wilmer Cutler (Los Angeles)”

IP Partners Steven M. Hanle and Jennifer A. Trusso Join Sheppard Mullin (Orange County)

Steven M. Hanle and Jennifer A. Trusso have joined the Orange County office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group.  Hanle and Trusso were previously partners at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth in Orange County. “With Steve and Jennifer joining us, we continue to expand key … Continue reading “IP Partners Steven M. Hanle and Jennifer A. Trusso Join Sheppard Mullin (Orange County)”

Gibson Dunn Taps Jones Day Partner Jai Pathak for Singapore Office

Jai Pathak already is paying dividends for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. The corporate partner joined the firm in February from the Los Angeles office of Jones Day, where he led the M&A practice in California. Now Pathak is back to drumming up cross-border transactional work as he heads up Gibson Dunn’s new ten-lawyer Singapore office. “[Pathak] had been working in … Continue reading “Gibson Dunn Taps Jones Day Partner Jai Pathak for Singapore Office”

Reed Smith Adds Commercial Litigation Partner Tony L. Richardson (Los Angeles)

Reed Smith LLP, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world, today announced the addition of Tony L. Richardson as a partner in its West Coast Commercial Litigation Group in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office, effective today. Mr. Richardson joins Reed Smith from Kirkland & Ellis, where he had been a partner … Continue reading “Reed Smith Adds Commercial Litigation Partner Tony L. Richardson (Los Angeles)”

The SEC’s Randall Lee Joins WilmerHale (Los Angeles)

When corporate executives and boards find themselves in murky regulatory waters, WilmerHale often gets the first call. The firm’s vaunted securities practice, led by for SEC enforcement chief Bill McLucas, just got more vaunted with the addition of Randall Lee, the SEC’s former regional director in L.A. And with the hire, WilmerHale is going Hollywood. Lee … Continue reading “The SEC’s Randall Lee Joins WilmerHale (Los Angeles)”

* Deals done before March 15, 2018 were completed prior to HGB.