Matthew Gloss was named general counsel at San Mateo-based AtHoc, a provider of crisis communication systems. Gloss was most recently general counsel at Sunnyvale-based Mellanox Technologies, a provider of connectivity solutions for data centers. Earlier in his career he was general counsel at Marvell Technology Group. He has a law degree from DePaul University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Venable has added commercial litigation partner Angel Garganta to its new San Francisco office. Garganta, who represents financial institutions, manufacturers and service companies in unfair business practice, consumer class action and commercial disputes, joins from Arnold & Porter. See story online.

Pamela Fulmer joined Arent Fox‘s San Francisco office as a partner in the intellectual property and complex litigation practices. Fulmer was most recently with Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg. See story online.

Paul Hastings has added transactional partner Beni Surpin to its technology and commercial transactions group in San Diego. He joins from DLA Piper, where he was part of the technology, sourcing and commercial practice. His clients have included biopharmaceutical company Amgen, Chinese state-owned aerospace and defense company Aviation Corporation of China, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Jenny Craig and Broadcom. See story online.

Commercial litigator Richard Welsh has joined McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in its Los Angeles office. He focuses on the energy sector, but has experience in the entertainment, finance, retail and real estate sectors as well. He received his J.D. from UC-Berkeley School of Law.

Allen Matkins has added real estate and renewable energy attorney Elizabeth Clark to its San Francisco office. With experience in commercial real estate acquisitions, financing, development, construction, leasing and depositions, she joins the firm’s real estate department as senior counsel in its land use practice group.

Robert Gebhardt, Alan Haus and John Epperson have joined Cooper, White & Cooper as partners in its San Francisco office. Trial lawyer Gebhardt has taken more than 100 cases to jury verdict. He comes from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. Haus will head the firm’s intellectual property practice. Previously with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smithwork, his work focuses on trademarks and copyrights. Epperson’s practice concentrates on environmental, health and safety law. Epperson was previously with Carbon Venture Partners and Casto Venture Law.

Former federal prosecutor Ariel Neuman has joined Los Angeles-based Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg as of counsel. Neuman had been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in L.A. since 2007, most recently in the major frauds section.

Hanson Bridgett has added three litigation associates to its San Francisco office. Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Jay Rapaport clerked for Senior Ninth Circuit Judge Jerome Farris. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2011. Kyle Mabe is a 2013 graduate from Golden Gate University School of Law. Janie Thompson received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2013.

Cooper, White & Cooper has promoted litigation attorneys Sarah Banola, Scott McLeod and Edward Seidel to senior counsel in the San Francisco office.

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