As Debevoise & Plimpton continues to make inroads among tech clients in Northern California, the firm on Monday hired Kirkland & Ellis partner Barbara Barath to help lead its tech litigation practice in the Bay Area.

Barath, an intellectual property litigator, joined Debevoise as counsel in San Francisco. She previously practiced at Kirkland for about four years and was an associate at Morrison & Foerster for nearly 10 years.