UK: Orrick Expands its Intellectual Property and Litigation Practices
Last Updated: 30 September 2002

International law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has announced a significant expansion of its intellectual property practice with the addition of ten partners from Lyon & Lyon in Irvine, California. This follows the announcement two weeks ago that three partners from Pennie & Edmonds has joined Orrick's Intellectual Property team in New York.

The San Francisco firm will open its first office in Orange County, California having recruited key partners and support staff from the now defunct IP boutique firm.

The Lyon & Lyon team joining Orrick include former managing partner James Geriak and partners Jim Brooks, Charles Fowler, Hope Melville, Jeff Miller, Kurt Mulville, Kenneth Roberts, David Wang, Lisa Ward and Sam Stone.

Commenting on the expansion, Orrick Chairman and CEO Ralph Baxter commented:

"We are delighted to have been joined by excellent lawyers with impressive technical backgrounds, who have proven business development track records and a long history of success in high-stakes IP litigation, as well as high-value intellectual property counselling and patent prosecution. The group will provide inroads to numerous markets and companies not currently represented by Orrick."

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick is one of the world's leading international finance and corporate law firms with more than 600 lawyers in offices in New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington DC, Los Angeles Sacramento, Seattle, London, Tokyo and Singapore.

The firm opened its London office in 1998 driven by its importance as a critical business and financial centre for clients. Orrick has built its team in London with talented lawyers qualified in the UK, US and Europe, who work in international cross-border teams with Orrick lawyers in across the US and Far East.

The firm's world wide strategic practices are:

  • Global Energy, Communications & Infrastructure
  • Project & Structured Finance
  • Corporate
  • Commercial Litigation

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