A pair of intellectual property partners joined Nixon Peabody in Los Angeles. Both Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung come from Lathrop GPM, where they were partners. Van Loon handles media and entertainment claims, including copyright, trademark, patent, rights of publicity, trade secrets, invasion of privacy, defamation and business interference matters. Choung handles high-tech, complex patent litigation and Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings.

Davis Polk & Wardwell announced that it promoted 11 attorneys to counsel, including two in its Northern California office. Donald Lang works in the Davis Polk’s corporate department, where he focuses his practice on capital market transactions. Bryan Quinn also works in the firm’s corporate department and handles capital market transactions, as well as corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.