Reed Smith’s Houston Office Adds Antitrust Pro

Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Bruce Blefeld as a partner in the firm’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group in Houston. Blefeld was most recently a partner at K&L Gates. The addition of Blefeld follows closely on those of Nic Barzoukas and Josh Davis, partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Information & Innovation Practice Group, who joined the Houston office in March. Reed Smith’s Houston office, which opened in 2013, currently has 52 attorneys and is one of the firm’s fastest-growing offices.

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High-Profile Texas Oil and Gas Lawyer Dillon Ferguson Joins Pillsbury

Pillsbury today announced the addition of Dillon Ferguson, one of Texas’ foremost oil and gas lawyers, as a partner in the Litigation practice. Ferguson comes to the firm from Andrews Kurth and will split time between Pillsbury’s rapidly expanding Austin office and the Houston office.

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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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