Bloomberg Law
Jan. 18, 2019, 4:26 PM

Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations

Malathi Nayak
Malathi Nayak

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

Jonathan Weinberger, former vice president for innovation and technology at Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center, as senior vice president.

Abel Reyna, a former district attorney of McLennan County, Texas, has joined IP law firm Patterson + Sheridan LLP, Waco, Texas, as of counsel.

• Patent litigator Rose Cordero Prey has left Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP to join Greenberg Traurig LLP, New York, as a shareholder in the firm’s IP litigation practice.

Life sciences patent litigators Benjamin Hsing, Wanda French-Brown and Irene Hudson have left Baker & Hostetler LLP to join McGuireWoods LLP, New York, as partners.

Patent litigator Kevin Anderson has left Wiley Rein LLP to join Duane Morris LLP, Washington, D.C., as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group.

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP has promoted two IP attorneys to partners: Jeffrey B. Fabian in Tampa, Florida, and Christina Davidson Trimmer in Charlotte, North Carolina.

• IP law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP has promoted Stephen E. Murray in the firm’s Philadelphia office to partner.

• IP law firm has promoted 11 attorneys in Irvine, California to partners : Jessica Achtsam, Jeremy Anapol, Charlene Azema, Vikas Bhargava, Morgan Coates, Scott Cromar, Kendall Loebbaka, Jonathan Menkes, David Schmidt, Harnik Shukla and Dan Fischer.

Jeffrey Tom has joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Los Angeles, as an associate in the firm’s intellectual property practice group.

• Six IP attorneys have left SmithAmundsen LLC to join Frost Brown Todd LLC, Indianapolis: Constance Lindman, Dennis Schell, Eric Lamb, and Douglas Gallagher as members, Matthew Clark as a senior associate and Kevin C. Oschman as an associate.

• IP law firm Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC has promoted Boston-based Hunter Keeton and New York and Boston-based Christina Licursi to shareholders.

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC has named Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Brian Gregg as co-chair of its intellectual property practice group.

David Devernoe has left Troutman Sanders LLP to join Rimon Law PC, San Diego, California, as an IP and life sciences partner.

Noel Cook, previously at Owen, Wickersham & Erickson PC, has joined Hanson Bridgett LLP , San Francisco, as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice

• IP attorney Brian Mangum, previously at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC, Austin, Texas, as a member.

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