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On the MoveA weekly report of lawyer moves and law firm changes. Keep abreast of where movers and shakers are going and what they're doing.
2013-06-14 11:00:17 AM
McKenna Long & Aldridge has added Michael Durkee as a partner in the real estate land use practice. Most recently with Wachter & Wick, Durkee focuses on the creation and implementation of complex entitlement strategies, the California Environmental Quality Act, planning and zoning laws, the Subdivision Map Act, negotiation of development agreements and government relations. He graduated from Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1984.
Patricia Peden has joined Kerr & Wagstaffe as of counsel. Peden, who previously had her own firm, the Law Offices of Patricia L. Peden, focuses on intellectual property and other complex civil disputes as well as class action, First Amendment and appellate cases. She earned her J.D. from UC-Berkeley School of Law in 1999.
Nixon Peabody has named Anthony Barron as the managing partner of the firm's San Francisco office. Barron most recently served as deputy leader of Nixon Peabody's commercial litigation practice and will continue to advise clients in cases involving construction, real estate, banking and other complex commercial litigation matters. He is a 1990 graduate of UCLA School of Law.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has named Mark Barrish as the managing partner of the firm's Menlo Park office. Barrish co-leads the firm's medical and surgical devices industry area and focuses on patent prosecution and counseling. He graduated from UC-Hastings College of the Law in 1994.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has promoted Jason Tomita to counsel in the Palo Alto office. Tomita represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, strategic sales, joint ventures and debt and equity financings. He received his J.D. in 2002 from Harvard Law School.
Mindy Morton has joined Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch's Menlo Park office as senior counsel on the intellectual property litigation team. Most recently at Bergeson, Morton's practice includes trade secret, patent, trademark, copyright, computer fraud and noncompete agreement litigation. She graduated from Yale Law School in 1997.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has promoted Virginia Milstead and Barbara Mirza to counsel in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Milstead has a broad commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on securities and takeover litigation, director misconduct and related claims. She is a 2004 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law.
Mirza focuses on senior-level executive compensation matters, both in the context of corporate transactions and on an ongoing basis. She earned her LL.B. in 1995 from the University of Toronto.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has added partner Mary Craig Calkins and counsel David Graber to the firm's Los Angeles office.
Calkins, formerly with Jenner & Block, focuses on directors and officers liability, entertainment and intellectual property claims, construction defects, e-commerce and technology claims, first-party property and business interruption losses, and broker liability issues. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1981.
Most recently the general counsel and head of business affairs for Wild Brain Entertainment Inc., Graber will serve as a transactional entertainment lawyer. He is a 1987 graduate of Harvard Law School.
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