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Kossoris Search is an attorney search firm specializing in the placement of Partners and attorneys.

Amy Kossoris has placed hundreds of attorneys over the past 12 years.

Recent partner placements include but are not limited to New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Houston, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Napa Valley, and London.

Amy Kossoris has over 17 years of experience in legal search and has placed lawyers with law firms and in-house.

Recent announcements include, but are not limited to:

 Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of Michael Lacovara with Latham & Watkins, LLP  

July 5, 2016

Latham & Watkins announced that Michael Lacovara will join the firm as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department in the New York office. His practice focuses on antitrust and complex commercial disputes across diverse industries, including the technology, financial services and natural resources sectors.

 Lacovara, a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner before he joined Freshfields' New York office in 2012, co-founded S&C's Palo Alto office in 2000. He represented Microsoft Corp. in the federal government's landmark antitrust case against the software giant, spurring The American Lawyer to name him one of the top 45 lawyers in the country under the age of 45 in 2003.

Widely known as a leading trial lawyer, Lacovara has advised on antitrust, complex commercial, tax and tort matters in more than 30 states and 10 federal circuits across the United States. He is experienced in both the prosecution and defense of multi-jurisdictional and multi-forum litigation, and frequently serves as national and global coordinating counsel for business-critical cross border litigations. Lacovara also has an extensive background in investment banking, having co-founded and served as President and CEO of Cortview Capital Holdings, a securities trading and investment banking firm, among other roles.

 Michael has developed a particular expertise in the strategic planning and the prosecution or defense of multi-jurisdictional and multi-forum litigations and in serving as national and global coordinating counsel for strategic litigations. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of legal, banking and management experience, Michael develops relationships for clients that meet their most pressing global challenges and assist them in realizing strategic opportunities. He has particular expertise in antitrust, securities and complex commercial disputes, and has represented clients across a broad range of businesses, including global enterprises in the financial services, technology and resource sectors.

 

 Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of Steven Baker, prominent litigation and international arbitration lawyer with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, London.

November 7, 2016   

Steven has extensive experience in litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution, primarily focused on the financial services, technology, telecoms and energy sectors.  He has significant experience in UK and cross-border litigation and international arbitration, including arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules, and also under a variety of systems of law. He also has substantial experience of conducting competition and regulatory litigation in the UK High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal.

 Chambers recognises Steven as a notable practitioner in both the UK and Europe editions of the directory, describing him as “very good at running complex commercial disputes, very bright and a pleasure to deal with”, and a “tremendous litigator – he is very clever and efficient, and handles multiple clients well”.  He is regularly called upon to handle high-level financial sector disputes, in addition to his notable depth of contractual expertise, including for recently representing a major US investment bank in a claim involving cross-jurisdictional proceedings.  Steven is also recommended for ‘Commercial Litigation’ as well as a key contact for ‘Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail and International Arbitration’ by Legal 500.  

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Steven was a partner and co-head of the International Dispute Resolution Group and head of the London Dispute Resolution Group at Bird and Bird LLP.

 Steven is admitted to practice in London.


 Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of John Roesser with Dechert, LLP  

July 11, 2016

Dechert LLP has announced that John Roesser will join the firm as a partner in the international arbitration practice. Roesser will be resident in the firm's New York office. He represents clients around the world in complex commercial international disputes before leading arbitral tribunals, in state and federal courts as counsel, and frequently sits as an arbitrator.  

Prior to joining Dechert, Roesser served as an international arbitration partner at another international law firm.

 In a legal career spanning nearly two decades, Mr. Roesser's diverse practice has largely focused on resolving a broad range of disputes in the U.S. and various jurisdictions overseas, including those involving complex commercial, investment treaty, financial services, joint venture, pharmaceutical, insurance, construction and corporate governance issues. He began his legal career in Arnold & Porter's Washington, DC office in 1995.

 Mr. Roesser has served as counsel in a number of international and domestic arbitrations and frequently serves as an arbitrator. He has handled numerous cross-border disputes and a spectrum of litigation and transactional work.  He also represents companies in securities and other financial litigation, M&A litigation, and shareholder derivative lawsuits.  Mr. Roesser is a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration's Commission on Arbitration, serves on the ICC's Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration and the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding, and has served on the ICC's Task Force on the Production of Electronic Documents in Arbitration.  He has also served on the board of the New York International Arbitration Center.

 Mr. Roesser earned his B.A. from Connecticut College, and his J.D. from The George Washington University, where he served on the advisory board of the George Washington University Law School's Center for Law, Economics, and Finance.

 Kossoris Search provides partner and group placements in nearly every major U.S. city, most recently (but not limited to): New York, Washington D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Our firm is also involved with partners and firms across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.


 Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of Tara Lee with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP  

February 4, 2016 

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP announced today that Tara Lee will be joining the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a partner.  Ms. Lee is a veteran trial lawyer with particular expertise in international and transnational investigations. She was formerly Co-Chair of the DLA Piper's Global Investigations practice and Global Chair of the firm's Cross Border Litigation practice. Ms. Lee has significant jury trial and appellate experience, and her investigations and litigation practice includes some of the highest profile FCPA and FCA cases brought by the Department of Justice.

  Ms. Lee has received numerous accolades recognizing her skills as a trial advocate. Chambers USA consistently ranks her among America's leading lawyers. In 2015, she was recognized by the National Law Journal as a Pioneer and Trailblazer in Litigation and named by the Financial Times as one of the Ten Most Innovative Lawyers in the US. She has been recognized as one of the Top Female Powerbrokers in Law by Law360, and by Congressional Quarterly as an expert in transnational litigation. The Washington Business Journal also recognized Ms. Lee as a Top Washington Attorney in the "Young Gun" category.

 Tara Lee has significant jury trial and appellate experience, and her practice focuses on civil litigation, white collar and corporate crime, and government contracting. She has received numerous awards for her skills as a trial advocate and has been consistently ranked as one of America's leading lawyers by Chambers USA. She has also been named as one of the top Female Powerbrokers in Law by Law360. In 2015, she was named a Pioneer and Trailblazer in Litigation by the National Law Journal and recognized as one of the Ten Most Innovative Lawyers in the US by the Financial Times. While serving in the Jag Corps she was named the ATLA Outstanding Trial Lawyer.

 She has particular subject-matter expertise managing investigations, litigation, and risk for clients expanding into the global marketplace and operating in emerging markets and unstable environments. She has been invited to appear as an expert witness before the Senate Judiciary Committee on accountability issues facing companies with employees abroad and has twice been invited to the United Nations to address UN Working Groups on matters concerning the U.S. civil litigation exposure of businesses operating overseas. Previously, Tara served as co-chair of DLA Piper's Global Investigations practice as well as the Global Chair of the firm's Cross Border Litigation practices. Prior to law school, she served as an officer in the United States Navy, serving in a US Navy helicopter squadron and in staff positions at Wing and AirPac level commands.

 

Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of Richard Brand with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

June 8, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP today announced that Richard Brand has joined the Firm's New York office as a partner in its Corporate Department.

 Brand is widely recognized as a leading advisor to public companies, hedge funds, private equity firms and investment banks. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, takeover preparedness and defense, shareholder activism and defense, general corporate advisory work and securities offerings. Brand's recent representations include The Macerich Company in connection with Simon Property Group's $23 billion unsolicited takeover offer and subsequent settlement with two activist investors; 3G Capital in its $28 billion acquisition, together with Berkshire Hathaway, of H. J. Heinz Company; Peter J. Solomon Co. as financial advisor to Office Depot in its pending $6 billion merger with Staples; activist investor Bill Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management in its partnership with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. to make a $54 billion unsolicited takeover bid for Allergan, Inc.; and Sachem Head Capital Management in its acquisition of a 9.8% stake in CDK Global, Inc.

 His hiring is a notable step by a major law firm to commit to representing activists, and to do so while still aiming to retain corporate clients. Founded in 1792, Cadwalader for decades has catered to big companies and banks, but going forward will also seek out work from hedge funds including Pershing Square and Sachem Head Capital Management LP, a Pershing Square spinout and another client of Brand's.

 Before joining Cadwalader, Brand was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and, previously, an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and a staff writer for The Miami Herald.

 Brand holds a B.A. from Princeton University and received his J.D., cum laude, from New York University, where he served on the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics.

 

 Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of a highly recognized patent trial team

March 30, 2015

 Nationally Recognized Technology Patent Trial Team Join Paul Hastings in Palo Alto and Washington, D.C.

 Palo Alto, CA and Washington, D.C. – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that patent litigators Yar Chaikovsky and Blair Jacobs have joined the firm as partners in the Palo Alto and Washington, D.C. offices, respectively. Mr. Chaikovsky will serve as vice chair of the Global IP practice. Messrs. Chaikovksy and Jacobs are widely recognized for guiding major clients to success in high-stakes, technology-focused IP disputes. Also joining the team are of counsel Stuart Bartow, Philip Ou, and Hong Lin, who will be based in Palo Alto and Christina Ondrick, Robert Walters, and Charles Hawkins, who will be based in Washington, D.C. They join from McDermott, Will & Emery, where they were partners. 

 “Our clients face increasingly complex IP challenges in this environment of aggressive global competition, converging technologies, and a shifting legal landscape,” said Joseph O’Malley, chair of the Intellectual Property practice at Paul Hastings. “Yar and Blair are top-tier, tech-savvy litigators who will enhance our ability to serve our clients’ needs in this difficult and fast-changing environment.”

 “With the addition of Yar and Blair, Paul Hastings continues its strategy of building top-tier litigation practices to serve our clients anywhere in the world,” said Barry Sher, chair of Paul Hastings’ Litigation practice. “They share our focus on innovation and will help us continue to build on our strong record of leading tech companies and other clients to successful outcomes in complex disputes,” he added.

 Mr. Chaikovsky serves as lead counsel for companies in all stages of development, from start-ups to established industry leaders. His practice is focused on software, digital, and Internet-related businesses, and he has also litigated in technology fields as diverse as semiconductors, handsets, networking, hardware, communications, video compression, consumer electronics, analog devices, and medical devices. In this role, he has successfully handled major jury trials and ITC proceedings. He is recognized as one of the top patent trial lawyers in the U.S. At Paul Hastings, he will serve as vice chair of the Global IP practice.

 Mr. Jacobs is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer who focuses on bet-the-company patent and trade secret disputes spanning all areas of intellectual property law. He has tried numerous jury trials and argued more than 20 cases before the federal courts of appeal. Mr. Jacobs has also litigated extensively before the ITC, successfully representing both complainants and respondents in Section 337 investigations. He has been recognized as a top U.S. practitioner both at the ITC and for his district court and Federal Circuit practice. His practice encompasses an array of technical areas, including hardware and software, semiconductors, fiber optics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, mobile handsets, SMS technology, robotics, photolithography, and product design.

 Their arrival follows the recent addition of several other IP Litigation partners across the Paul Hastings platform, including Naveen Modi and Joseph Palys in Washington, D.C., and Andrew Grossman in Los Angeles.

  

Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of 7 Attorneys from Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.P.P. with Dickinson Wright's Washington, D.C. Office

September 1st, 2015

 Dickinson Wright PLLC has announced the addition of seven attorneys joining the firm’s office in Washington, D.C. All of the attorneys are joining Dickinson Wright from Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

 “We are excited to join the Washington, D.C. office of Dickinson Wright,” says Attorney Stanislav . “This opportunity gives our attorneys and their clients access to Dickinson Wright’s 400 attorneys and 15-office network across more than 40 practice areas while still providing the high level of quality and service they have come to expect from us.”

  “Joining Dickinson Wright gives us the opportunity to expand our practice on a national basis while strengthening the firm’s bench in Washington, D.C. with our expertise in intellectual property,” says Attorney John Holmes. “We look forward to working with our colleagues in the intellectual property practice group and to continue to help our clients protect their business assets.”

 “We are always looking for the right opportunities to provide the best services and legal talents to our clients,” says William T. Burgess, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “The addition of these talented and experienced attorneys gives our intellectual property practice additional depth that will complement the rest of our practice offerings across North America.”

 Joining Dickinson Wright are Attorneys Michael A. Bush, Garret V. Davis, John E. Holmes, Stacey J. Longanecker, Christian C. Michel, Stanislav Torgovitsky, and Jomy J. Methipara. Also joining Dickinson Wright is Rosiland S. Rollins as a non-lawyer patent agent. Below is a description of each of Dickinson Wright’s new attorneys:

 Michael A. Bush, Member – Mr. Bush has considerable experience prosecuting and preparing patent applications for mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, including mechanical devices, hardware and software. He counsels his clients and renders opinions on matters related to patentability, infringement and prosecution strategy involving domestic and foreign patents. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the US Patent Bar Association, and the DC Bar. Mr. Bush received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his J.D. from North Carolina Central University.

 Garrett V. Davis, Member – Mr. Davis has experience in the preparation, prosecution and litigation of chemical and mechanical patent related matters. His litigation experience spans the spectrum from initial investigations and opinions on the merits through discovery, trial and appeal. He also represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office including appeals and interferences, interference proceedings, reissue applications and ex parte and inter parte reexaminations. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the US Patent Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the DC Bar, and the Maryland Bar. Mr. Davis received his B.S. in Chemistry from West Virginia University and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore.

 John E. Holmes, Member – Mr. Holmes concentrates on electrical, electronic and mechanical patent matters including opinions, due diligence, studies and agreements. He has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, conducting studies of patent validity and infringement, and assisting clients in infringement avoidance and design-around efforts. He also has experience in drafting and negotiating IP licenses; drafting and negotiating hardware and software development and purchase agreements; and assisting with IP litigation and arbitration proceedings. Mr. Holmes is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the US Patent Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the DC Bar. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

 Stacey J. Longanecker, Member – Ms. Longanecker has experience in electronic, electrical, communications and computer patent matters. She focuses on preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications and conducting studies of patent validity and infringement. She also counsels clients on patenting strategies and IP portfolio management including conducting IP due diligence studies for mergers and acquisitions and commercial market introductions of products and services. Ms. Longanecker is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the US Patent Bar Association, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Bar Association, and the Maryland State Bar. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and her J.D. from Catholic University of America.

 Christian C. Michel, Member – Mr. Michel specializes in litigation and the preparation and prosecution of patents, specifically in the electrical and mechanical arts. He has extensive knowledge and experience in counseling clients and providing opinions ranging from patent novelty to complex infringement and validity opinions. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the US Patent Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar. Mr. Michel received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and his J.D. from Villanova University Law School.

 Stanislav Torgovitsky, Member – Mr. Torgovitsky has significant experience in negotiations, licensing and litigation, and counseling clients on development and enforcement of IP right. He also prepares and prosecutes patent applications and performs due diligence, product clearance, infringement and validity studies in electronic and electrical matters, software, business methods and mechanical arts. He also represents clients in appellate proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Virginia Bar, the DC Bar, the US Patent Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Torgovitsky received his B.A. in Physics and Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

 Jomy J. Methipara, Of Counsel – Mr. Methipara has considerable experience in patent prosecution and opinion work, U.S. and foreign patent procurement, and appeal proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also has substantial experience in counseling clients and rendering opinions on matters related to patentability, infringement, validity, freedom-to-operate, and prosecution strategy involving domestic and foreign patents. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the US Patent Bar Association. Mr. Methipara received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from John Marshall Law School.

 

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Amy Kossoris at Kossoris Search has been a preferred provider of attorneys, contract attorneys, and staff for Quinn Emanuel. We have worked with Amy for over 15 years and have been very pleased with her services.

Amy has placed more full-time staff in our Los Angeles office than any other legal search firm. Amy has placed top level attorneys with us in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Amy has excellent judgement in screening and selecting people with high academic and professional standards, and we rely on her for such skills. Amy is very hard working, extremely responsive, and has done an exceptional job for us.

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