X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Reed Smith’s Washington, D.C., office will absorb eight lawyers from an Alexandria, Va.-based intellectual property firm, the firms announced Monday. “This combination substantially strengthens our intellectual property capabilities in D.C., a key market for national IP practices,” said Reed Smith Managing Partner Gregory Jordan in a press release. “It will allow Reed Smith to more readily provide IP services to our life sciences clients, as well as IP legal services to clients currently using FDA, products liability and government contracts as well as other legal services from the firm.” Shanks & Herbert is a 7-year-old intellectual property firm that specializes in chemical, pharmaceutical and software intellectual property issues. In a statement, Shanks & Herbert’s name partners Mark Shanks and Toni-Junell Herbert praised the deal. “This move will allow us to provide a broader range of services to our current clients in all areas as well as to expand IP offerings for Reed Smith life sciences clients,” Shanks said. Effective Jan. 2, Shanks & Herbert lawyers and seven staff members will join Reed Smith’s 86-attorney Washington, D.C., office, said Michael Pollack, a director of planning and strategic growth at Reed Smith. The Shanks & Herbert firm will dissolve. The deal jelled after Shanks & Herbert’s work caught the eye of Reed Smith’s Falls Church, Va., managing partner, James Gallatin Jr., Pollack said. Reed Smith is hunting for more IP talent to beef up its New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles and London offices, Pollack said. The most attractive hires will “fit a strategic need as well,” he added. Reed Smith is a national law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys. Reed Smith’s California locations include offices in Oakland and Century City.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.