has hired a new partner who will be dual-based in its Sydney and Silicon Valley offices.
Richard Horton was previously a partner in the East Palo Alto office of DLA Piper. Dual-qualified in Australia and in the U.S., Horton focuses on intellectual property, venture financings, and mergers and acquisitions related to the technology industry. He frequently advises Australian technology companies moving into Silicon Valley or U.S. tech clients on their Australia deals.
Cleveland-based Squire Sanders opened its Sydney office last October. According to its website, the office has five lawyers, including Horton. The firm, which has 1,200 lawyers worldwide, also has a Perth office in Australia.