Trans-Atlantic IP Practice Ready for Takeoff

Kilpatrick Stockton based in Atlanta, will open a New York office in September. The firm has been considering the move for the past three years. Helen Newman, one of the foremost trademark attorneys in Europe, will be joining the growing London office, while Christopher Woods will be her New York counterpart. Kilpatrick Stockton Executive Committee member Andy Kauss, who is relocating from Atlanta to New York, believes the partnering of Helen and Christopher will create a solid trans-Atlantic IP presence. Firm Press Release, 8/25/04

Freeborn & Peters recruits three experienced partners
Freeborn & Peters strengthened several of its practice groups with the welcome addition of three new partners. Hailing from Robinson & Cole's land use group, new partner Robert Sitkowksi brings an expertise in land use law, particularly in the areas of development and smart growth. The second addition, Hillard Sterling, was previously a partner at Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein. An experienced litigator, Sterling focuses on information technology and general intellectual property issues. Finally, Edward Watson will bolster the firm's government relations and regulatory law practice group. He joins the firm after completing a stint as the regional attorney for government affairs at AT&T in Chicago. Firm Press Release, 8/25/04

Management Shift at Mallesons Stephen Jacques
The international managing partner of Australian-based Mallesons Stephen Jacques, Robert Milliner, has now officially assumed the front-line role of chief executive partner. A 20-year partner with the firm, Milliner has accrued an impressive list of achievements, both in his energy and resources practice and through international leadership in the Asian Pacific. Milliner's promotion comes as the firm announces a merger with Mallesons Stephen Jacques Kwok and Yih of Hong Kong and China, which will further establish its stronghold in the Asian Pacific region. Milliner will replace Tony D'Aloisio, who completed a12-year tenure at the helm and will now head the Australian Stock Exchange as its chief executive. Firm Press Release, 8/4/04

Two Cherry Hill offices move to Princeton
Cherry Hill, NJ, has been hit hard in recent times by two law firms that have moved their offices up I-295 to Princeton. In 2003, Pepper Hamilton relocated there, and now Duane Morris is following suit. Firm Press Release, 8/17/04

Bankruptcy Partner joins Linklaters
London-based Linklaters has enlisted bankruptcy attorney Mark Palmer to bring leadership to its U.S. restructuring and insolvency practice group. Palmer made the move from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York, where he was a partner. The acquisition is designed to enable Linklaters to break into the lucrative U.S. market for legal counsel in Chapter 11 and other bankruptcy situations. Firm Press Releases, 8/23/04

A Package Deal
A group of business immigration attorneys has defected from Bryan Cave to Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel. Kramer Levin has 280 lawyers in New York and Paris. This group is comprised of six attorneys dedicated full-time to corporate immigration matters involved in the transfer of foreign executives, managers, professionals, and performing artists to the U.S. The group possesses exhaustive experience dealing with all manners of government agencies. Firm Press Release, 8/19/04

Boutique Owners Return to Shutts & Bowen
In a case of déjà vu, three attorneys have returned to Shutts & Bowen, the firm that had launched them almost a decade ago. The litigation boutique they opened, Gallwey Gillman Curtis & Vento, is unfortunately going the way of the Edsel. Firm Press Release, 8/26/04

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