Perkins Coie Launches IP, Corporate Capabilities in New York
NEW YORK (February 29, 2012) – Perkins Coie has added three Partners and one Of Counsel in New York. John Squires joins as Partner in the Intellectual Property practice, Dennis Hopkins joins as Partner in the Patent Litigation practice and Richard Ross joins as Partner in the Business practice. Charles Fish also joins as Of Counsel in the Intellectual Property practice. All were previously with Chadbourne & Parke in New York.
"John, Dennis, Richard and Chuck add significant capabilities in the areas of intellectual property and business transactions to the New York office," said Schuyler Carroll, New York Office Managing Partner.
Squires, who previously served as Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property practice at Chadbourne & Parke, formerly was Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Goldman Sachs, where he created one of the leading intellectual property programs in the financial services industry.
"We are excited to join one of the country's premier and fastest growing IP practices as we see great synergies between our group’s experience and client needs and Perkins Coie’s preeminent technology strength, depth and demonstrated across-the-board excellence throughout its practice groups," said Squires. “Perkins Coie has a diverse and collegial culture, which are values shared by our clients. We are delighted to contribute to the Perkins Coie tradition of fostering an environment of excellence and inclusiveness.”
Hopkins focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including mediations, trials and appeals. His practice also includes counseling clients on issues relating to litigation strategies and intellectual property management with experience in all aspects of brand and domain name protection.
Ross focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate law. Formerly at Skadden Arps and Goldman Sachs, he has extensive experience representing clients in public and private transactions, negotiated acquisitions and contested takeovers, joint ventures, spin-offs and other corporate transactions.
Fish advises on all aspects of intellectual property procurement and deployment, from long-term patent portfolio strategy through day-to-day tactical value extraction. Formerly Chief Patent Counsel for Time Warner Inc. and General Instrument Corp., he has acted in all phases of U.S. patent and trade secret litigations and arbitrations and regularly counsels clients on intellectual property diligence connected with acquisitions, investments and joint ventures.
Ranked by Law360 as one of the largest IP practices in the country, Perkins Coie's practice includes more than 200 lawyers focused on IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, technology licensing, copyrights and trade secret and unfair competition counseling. The firm's clients include companies in all technologies and industries around the world. The IP practice also has extensive experience litigating patent and trademark infringement actions, internet-related disputes and gray market and anti-counterfeiting claims for companies in the software, online retail, search and electronic industries. Our clients benefit from our interdisciplinary approach to matters, which combine extensive legal and technical experience with strong corporate and litigation resources in a leading technology law firm.
About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.