Boies Schiller Flexner Adds Los Angeles Litigation Boutique Caldwell Leslie & Proctor

Boies Schiller Flexner is pleased to announce that Caldwell Leslie & Proctor—one of California’s preeminent litigation boutiques—will join its ranks, effective April 17. The combination of these firms will give BSF added strength to serve clients in key California markets, and will provide Caldwell Leslie’s attorneys with a global platform from which to serve existing and future clients.

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Cozen O’Connor Grows Global Insurance Department in Los Angeles and Houston with Addition of Six Litigators

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that it has welcomed six lawyers to its Global Insurance Department. All six lawyers bring substantial experience litigating complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. The six lawyers joining Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department include Stephen P. Pate, formerly of Norton Rose, who comes to the firm as a member in the Houston office, Lauren E. Figaro who joins as an associate in the Houston office from Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons; Michael R. Davisson and Valerie D. Rojas, who both join as members in the Los Angeles office; Patricia M. Parisi, who joins as of counsel in the Los Angeles office; and Andrea J. Giovannone, who joins as an associate in the Los Angeles office. Davisson, Rojas, Parisi, and Giovannone all join from Sedgwick.

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Manatt Adds Experienced Patent Litigator in Los Angeles

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, today announced that Christopher Broderick has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the intellectual property practice. Broderick joins Manatt from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, where he was an equity partner.

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Perkins Coie Adds Life Sciences Partner in Los Angeles

Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that James W. Hill, M.D., has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Intellectual Property (IP) practice in the Life Sciences industry group. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, James was a partner with WilmerHale LLP.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Further Expands Corporate and Securities Practice

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Katherine H. Ku has joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Ku was previously a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.

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