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Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organization

Feb. 9, 2018, 6:34 PM

The following changes in personnel and other news have been announced recently by prominent intellectual property law firms and other IP-related organizations:

Paul Hastings LLPhas promoted New York-based IP attorneyEvan D. Diamondto partner.

J. Rick Tachéhas leftGreenberg Traurig LLPto joinBuchalter, Orange County, California, as intellectual property shareholder and firm-wide co-chair of the firm’s patent litigation group. IP attorneys Erikson Squier and Roger Scott have also leftGreenberg Traurig LLPto joinBuchalter, Orange County, California, as senior counsel.

Arnold & Porter LLPhas promotedSean M. Callagyin San Francisco andDina M. Hayesin Chicago to partners in its intellectual property practice group.

Dori A. HanswirthandTheresa M. Househave leftHogan Lovells US LLP, New York, to joinArnold & Porter LLP,New York, as partners in the firm’s intellectual property group.

• IP litigatorAshok Ramanihas leftKeker, Van Nest & Peters LLP, San Francisco,to joinDavis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Menlo Park, California, as partner in its litigation department.

• IP litigatorRobert M. Isacksonhas leftVenable LLP, New York,for a partnership atLeason Ellis LLP, White Plains, New York.

Filko Prugohas leftO’Melveny & Myers LLP, New York, to joinRopes & Gray LLP,New York, as partner and chair of the firm’s life sciences intellectual property litigation practice.

R. David Whitakerhas leftBuckley Sandler LLP, Chicago, to joinDLA Piper, Chicago, as partner in the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice.

• Four media and entertainment attorneys have leftDLA Piper, Los Angeles, to join IP law firmRuss August & Kabat, Los Angeles:Stanton “Larry” Stein,Bennett A. Bigman, andAshley R. Yearganjoin as partners.Diana A. Sandersjoins as a senior associate.

• IP attorneyMark Lubbockhas leftAshurst LLP, London, to joinBrown Rudnick LLP, London, as a partner in the firm’s technology and intellectual property group.

Banner & Witcoff Ltd.has promoted nine IP attorneys to shareholders:Michael Cuviello,Craig Kronenthal,Jeffrey Chang,Gregory Israelsen, andShambhavi Patelin Washington, D.C.Azuka Dike,Aaron Bowling,Maurine Knutsson, andJustin Philpottin Chicago.

Munir Abdallah Subohhas leftHadef & Partners, Dubai,to joinBSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, Dubai, as partner and head of the firm’s intellectual property department.

To contact the reporter on this story: Malathi Nayak in Washington atmnayak@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mike Wilczek atmwilczek@bloomberglaw.com

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