K&L Gates Adds Preeminent IP Trial Lawyer Jeff Randall

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP is bolstering its leading intellectual property litigation practice with the addition of partner Jeff Randall, whose representations include many of the world’s most successful and recognizable technology companies as well as numerous other industry-leading enterprises. Randall, who arrives from Paul Hastings LLP, handles patent, trade secret, and other IP litigation for clients located in and outside the Silicon Valley.

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Steptoe Bolsters Swiss-EU Practice with Simon Hirsbrunner in Brussels

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is expanding its Swiss-EU practice with the addition of partner Simon Hirsbrunner in the firm’s Brussels office. Mr. Hirsbrunner, a Swiss national qualified in both Switzerland and Germany, will work closely with partner Jean Russotto in advising clients on European Union (EU) regulatory requirements and advocacy strategy, particularly in relation to Swiss-EU relations and with a focus on financial services, energy, aviation and international tax policy.

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Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth of Washington, D.C. Office Expanding Energy and Real Estate Practices

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bob Fallon and David Tiger have joined the firm as members in the Washington, D.C., office. Fallon is a member of the firm’s Energy, Environmental and Public Utilities Practice and joins Cozen O’Connor from Stinson Leonard Street, where he was a partner. Tiger will join the firm’s Real Estate Practice and comes to Cozen O’Connor from Federman Steifman LLP, where he was a partner.

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Prominent Intellectual Property Law Firm to Merge with Dinsmore

Effective September 1, 2015, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce a merger with Michigan-based Intellectual Property (IP) boutique firm, Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C. (Gifford Krass). Building off the momentum from the firm’s mergers with Peck, Shaffer & Williams in 2014 and Huddleston Bolen in February, Dinsmore moves to strengthen its presence in the Midwest and deepen its bench of IP attorneys.

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Cooley Advises Dot Hill Sale to Seagate for $694 Million

Cooley advised Dot Hill Systems Corp., a maker of software and hardware storage systems, on its approximately $694 million sale to data-storage company Seagate Technology PLC. The deal, which is intended to help enhance Seagate’s cloud offerings, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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