Henry Lebowitz, Leading Corporate IP Lawyer, Joins Debevoise

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Henry Lebowitz has joined the firm as a partner in New York and a member of the Corporate Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Lebowitz’s practice will focus on IP and technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings and capital markets as well as data licensing, healthcare and life sciences licensing, joint ventures and other IP transactions.

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Knobbe Martens Expands to New York City

Knobbe Martens, one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the United States, announced today it will open an office in New York City. The new office is the firm’s eighth, joining offices in Washington, D.C., Seattle, and throughout California.

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Trademark, Copyright Lawyers From IP Boutique Join McCarter & English As Partners in NYC Office

Timothy J. Kelly and Jessica Hiney, experienced intellectual property attorneys with a focus on trademark and copyright portfolio management and enforcement – both with significant domestic and international experience – have joined McCarter & English, where they will bolster the firm’s already-robust intellectual property practice.

Kelly and Hiney, colleagues earlier at the New York office of an intellectual property boutique, are both partners resident in McCarter’s midtown Manhattan office.

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Orrick Adds Top Natural Gas Regulatory Team

Orrick announced today that leading energy regulatory practitioners Lisa Tonery and Erik Swenson have joined the firm as partners. They join Orrick from Norton Rose Fulbright US, where Lisa led the U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regulatory practice and co-chaired the LNG International Business Group. Lisa joins the New York office, and Erik will be based in Washington, D.C.

Lisa and Erik are the 20th and 21st partners to join Orrick’s Energy & Infrastructure platform since the start of 2016. Last year, the firm launched a Houston office, which has since grown to more than 40 lawyers. Also in 2016, Orrick was named a Law360 Project Finance Group of the Year for the fourth time.

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Mintz Levin Adds Leading Sports and Entertainment Lawyer to Litigation Practice

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. continues to enhance its nationally recognized Litigation and Sports Law Practices with the addition of Anthony Mulrain, who, in addition to representing publicly and privately held companies, also represents a number of high profile athletes and entertainers in litigation and arbitration matters. He will serve as a Member in New York.

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Associate Deputy Attorney General Danielle Conley Returns to WilmerHale

Danielle Conley, who concluded her service as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States in January, is returning to WilmerHale as a partner in the firm’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department. She will be a member of two firm groups: Strategic Response and Government and Regulatory Litigation. Ms. Conley will also co-chair WilmerHale’s civil rights and anti-discrimination practice with Partner Debo Adegbile, who was recently appointed to the US Commission on Civil Rights.

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Reed Smith’s New York Corporate Practice Adds Funds Pro

Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Parik Dasgupta as a partner in the firm’s Global Corporate Group in New York. Dasgupta was most recently a partner in the New York office of King Wood Mallesons (KWM). The addition of Dasgupta complements Reed Smith’s addition of 50 former KWM attorneys who joined its London, Munich, Frankfurt and Paris offices in January.

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Robert Heller Joins Winston & Strawn in New York

Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce Robert Heller has joined the firm’s Tax Practice as a partner in the New York office. Mr. Heller was most recently a partner at Covington & Burlington LLP where he provided a broad range of tax support to the corporate group firmwide on transactions in a variety of disciplines and industries.

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