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Bingham McCutchen Adds IP Partner in Silicon ValleySilicon Valley IP litigator Sasha Rao has jumped from Ropes & Gray to Bingham McCutchen as a partner. Rao holds a degree in physics and brings with her 17 years of patent litigation experience. She arrives at Bingham on the heels of an eight-lawyer team led by partner Richard de Bodo, who joined from DLA Piper last month.
2013-05-23 02:19:38 PM
A Silicon Valley IP litigator has jumped from Ropes & Gray to Bingham McCutchen, extending the firm's streak of hiring in the practice.
Partner Sasha Rao brings 17 years of experience in patent litigation. She arrives at Bingham on the heels of an eight-lawyer team led by partner Richard de Bodo, who joined from the Los Angeles office of DLA Piper last month.
"Bingham has very strong litigators, and it has a very nice brand in IP," Rao said Tuesday.
Bingham lost veteran patent litigator William Abrams to King & Spalding last summer. Even before his departure, the firm needed more IP talent in the Valley, recruiter Larry Watanabe said. With de Bodo on board, the firm seeks to seize on that momentum, he added.
"They are looking to aggressively expand their IP practice on the West Coast," Watanabe said.
Bingham has also strengthened its corporate bench in Silicon Valley. In March, partner James Chapman and of counsel Stephen Clinton defected from Foley & Lardner, and partner Michael DiSanto jumped from the Cincinnati office of Dinsmore & Shohl.
On the IP front, Rao -- who holds a degree in physics -- will deepen the office's technical expertise. Rao, who represents technology companies, declined to say whether any clients or attorneys would join her from Ropes & Gray.
"We wish Sasha well," Ropes & Gray said in a statement.