The placement of highly regarded private client and estate planning partner, Domingo Such, into the Chicago office of Perkins Coie. Mr. Such was previously a partner in the Private Client Practice Group at McDermott Will & Emory. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Esate Counsel (ACTEC), an honor he achieved after only 13 years of practice and has previously been named to Worth Magazine's Top 100 Estate Planning Attorneys in the United States.
The placement of well respected, white collar and government enforcement partner, Stephen A. Best, into the Washington, D.C. office of Brown Rudnick. Mr. Best was previously a partner at Brownstein Hyatt, where he was Chair of that firm's White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. Prior to joining Brownstein Hyatt, Mr. Best Co-Chaired the Global White Collar and Government Investigations Group at Dewey LeBeouf.
The combination of Rus, Miliband & Smith, a highly respected commercial litigation/bankruptcy boutique in Orange County with Brown Rudnick, a Boston-based, AMLAW 200 firm. With this affiliation, Brown Rudnick opens their first California office.
The placement of highly regarded Patent Litigation partners, Bill Abrams and Boyd Cloern, from Bingham McCutchen into King & Spalding. Mr. Abrams will be resident in the Silicon Valley office of the firm and take on a leadership role in King & Spalding's Intellectual Property practice in California. Previously, Mr. Abrams served as both the Co-Chair for the IP practice group and Managing Partner of Bingham's Silicon Valley office. Mr. Cloern joins King & Spalding's Washington, D.C. office and focuses his practice on representing clients in patent litigation and antitrust matters.
The placement of corporate partner Chelsea Grayson from Jones Day, into the Los Angeles office of Loeb & Loeb. Ms. Grayson was recently profiled by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the top 40 dealmakers in there 2011 "Who's Who in L.A. Law" list and she also was the recipient of The M&A Advisor's 2011 "40 Under 40 Award."
The placement of intellectual property partners Alfred Fabricant and Lawrence Drucker from Dickstein Shapiro, into the New York office of Winston & Strawn. Mr. Fabriant will head Winston's Intellectual Property practice group in New York.
The opening of Kaye Scholer’s Silicon Valley office with preeminent intellectual property trial lawyer William Coats, as Managing Partner. Mr. Coats was formerly with White & Case, where he significantly enhanced the profile of the firm’s Silicon Valley office by attracting key IP partners and groups during his tenure as Managing Partner of that office.