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DLA Piper Adds Capital Markets Lawyer Alan Seem in California

Jan. 3, 2022, 7:20 PM

California capital markets and transactions lawyer Alan Seem has joined DLA Piper from Jones Day, the law firm announced Monday.

Seem, who joins as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice in Northern California, represents companies in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, and private equity investments. He also advises companies and their boards on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and other disclosure-related matters, DLA Piper said in an announcement.

“Alan’s addition strengthens our capital markets and technology sector capabilities and expands our presence in Northern California, a key market for many of our clients,” said Kathleen Ruhland, U.S. chair and global co-chair of DLA Piper’s corporate practice. “Alan has handled a broad range of complex corporate transactions for clients across many industries, including fintech, renewable energy, software, telecom and pharmaceuticals, among many others, and his experience and technical skills will be highly valuable.”

DLA Piper also said Monday that intellectual property lawyer William “Skip” Fisher has joined the firm’s Seattle office.

Fisher has been a partner in the firm’s Shanghai office since 2017. He focuses on strategic counseling, litigation and enforcement, and licensing in all areas of intellectual property, with an emphasis on Chinese patent and trade secrets law.

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