IP Duo Joins Reed Smith in Houston

Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Nicolas (“Nic”) Barzoukas and Joshua (“Josh”) Davis as partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Information & Innovation (“IPII”) Practice Group. Both will join the Houston office, and both practiced most recently at Baker Botts. The addition of Barzoukas and Davis follows closely on the addition of IP partner Lisa Chiarini, who joined the firm’s New York office last month in February.

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Polsinelli Adds 44 Attorneys to its IP Practice, Now One of the Nation’s Largest

Polsinelli welcomes 44 highly experienced attorneys from the intellectual property boutique Novak Druce. These attorneys will combine their experience and talents with Polsinelli’s existing 57 Intellectual Property and 20 Intellectual Property Litigation attorneys, meeting the growing demand for Intellectual Property and Litigation work. The strategic combination of attorneys from the two firms’ practices positions Polsinelli’s IP practice among the country’s largest, at a total of more than 120 attorneys.

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Orrick Announces Seven More Houston Office Partners

The international law firm Orrick today announced seven additional partners in the firm’s new Houston office: Carlos Treistman, Bill Parish, Rodrigo Dominguez, Jonathan Ayre and Joe Roger all join from Morgan Lewis; and David Ronn, who will join the firm tomorrow, and Barbara de Marigny join from McGuireWoods. This team brings talent and depth in M&A, capital markets, tax, and energy and infrastructure transactions and projects, including substantial experience in cross-border transactions throughout Latin America.

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Thirteen Partners Join Orrick’s New Houston Office

The international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe today named 13 partners who have joined the firm’s new Houston office. Orrick announced the opening of its Houston office – its 25th worldwide – on January 19 to focus on four areas that complement Orrick’s global strengths: Energy & Infrastructure, Latin America, Litigation and Intellectual Property, and Public Finance. The founding lawyers, all native Texan practitioners, hail from six prominent law firms. The office will serve clients in the energy & infrastructure, technology and finance sectors – the sectors for which Orrick is a leading global advisor.

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