McClure and Feuer


 

LAW FIRM PLACEMENTS

 FIRM MERGERS AND NEW OFFICE OPENINGS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

  • 2010-Introduced and facilitated in bringing together Atlanta-based Kilpatrick Stockton LLP and San Francisco  Bay Area-based Bell Rosenberg & Hughes LLP. The law firm combination created a new national construction  and infrastructure practice group and marked the occasion of Kilpatrick’s first office in California. Follow-on searches being performed.
  • 2005-Introduced specialists in IP litigation/counseling and employment law to establish new Silicon Valley  office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (now K&L Gates LLP), an internationally recognized law  firm. Additional searches have followed.
  • 2005-Facilitated merger between Preston Gates & Ellis LLP (now K&L Gates LLP) and Berg & Parker LLP,  a San Francisco-based real estate and bankruptcy boutique.  Developed initial strategy.  Helped drive discussions and acted as advisor to each side in connection with transaction.  Additional searches have followed in subsequent merger with K&L Gates.
  • 1996-Opened San Francisco office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, a highly respected California-based law firm. Moved prominent land use and real estate partners to anchor office and establish client’s first office in Northern California.  Additional searches have followed.
  • 1995-Assisted in opening Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, an internationally  recognized law firm.  Collaborated with client to devise strategy to stage opening of office, including market  analysis, practice area targets, office location, and long-term strategy for building Silicon Valley franchise.  Recruited two leading Silicon Valley IP litigators to anchor office and establish instant market credibility.  Additional searches have followed.
  • 1990-Assisted in opening San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins LLP, an internationally  recognized law firm.  Collaborated with client to devise strategy to stage opening of office, including market analysis and practice area targets. Recruited former head of the national litigation practice of a major firm to anchor the office and drive further lateral partner hiring.  Candidate later became firm-wide head of litigation.
GROUPS AND INDIVIDUAL PARTNER/OF COUNSEL PLACEMENTS

 

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (San Francisco) - prominent litigation partner recruited away from Am Law Top 10 firm; former general counsel of solar company as new partner with expertise in project finance and renewable energy.
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP (San Francisco) - group of six highly respected environmental attorneys; commercial litigation partner with significant trial experience; two-attorney real estate finance group; former senior vice president and general counsel of a $6 billion company to add commercial litigation strength. Several associate searches.
  • Archer Norris (Walnut Creek) – commercial and environmental litigator.
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP (San Francisco and Walnut Creek) - patent and IP litigator (Chair of IP Practice); commercial litigator (Chair of Commercial Litigation Practice); commercial litigator (subsequently became Managing Partner); construction and commercial litigator. Several associate searches.
  • Cooley Godward Kronish LLP (San Francisco) – immigration and nationality law practice head. Several associate searches.
  • Cooper, White & Cooper LLP (San Francisco) – partner group with IP licensing/trademark/copyright protection and commercial litigation expertise; commercial litigation partner with significant trial expertise. Several associate searches.
  • Coudert Brothers (San Francisco and San Jose) - corporate securities/finance partner group; intellectual property and employment partner group; commercial litigation partner with significant trial expertise. Several associate searches.
  • Covington & Burling LLP (San Francisco) – litigation partner; former Chief, San Francisco office of the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
  • Crowell & Moring LLP (Los Angeles and San Francisco) – government contracts partner; energy project finance partner; corporate partner;  7 lawyer healthcare litigation group located in two cities.
  • Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP - Corporate partner to head San Francisco office's Business Transactions Group.
  • Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP (Oakland) – IP licensing
  • Farella Braun + Martel LLP (San Francisco) – IP specialist from Am Law Top 100 firm; patent litigator from Silicon Valley; finance and general corporate partner from Am Law Top 50 firm.  Several associate searches.
  • Fenwick & West (Silicon Valley) – 2 attorney corporate group.  Several associate searches.
  • Freeland, Cooper & Foreman LLP (San Francisco) – estate planning and trust administration group.
  • Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP (San Francisco and Silicon Valley) - recruited 14 partners and senior counsel with expertise in appellate, white collar, IP litigation, patent law, international tax, broker-dealer and investment advisor regulation, transactional real estate, and environmental law. Client opened Hong Kong office as a result of placement of international tax partner.
  • Hopkins & Carley (Silicon Valley) – labor and employment practitioner with deep in-house experience.
  • Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP (San Francisco) - trial attorney and former managing partner; bankruptcy/banking specialist (Managing Partner of San Francisco office); real estate transactions partner; business transactions partner; commercial litigation partner/associate group; environmental partner.  Several associate searches.
  • K&L Gates (San Francisco and Silicon Valley) – patent litigator from Am Law Top 25 firm; patent litigator from Chicago IP boutique; corporate partner with experience representing early stage technology companies. Several associate searches.
  • Marten Law Group (San Francisco) - environmental partner.
  • Meyers Nave (Oakland) - former managing partner and a co-founder of Erickson Beasley & Hewitt LLP to join eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation Practice Group.
  • Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP (Sacramento) – employment law partner as team chair; Of Counsel in estate planning and trust administration.
  • Nixon Peabody LLP (San Francisco and Silicon Valley) - corporate partners with expertise in private equity/venture capital transactions and general transactional representation; litigation partner with experience in commercial litigation, antitrust and trade regulation; a corporate partner with asset based finance expertise; patent/IP litigator to expand Technology IP Practice Group. Several associate searches.
  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (San Francisco and Silicon Valley) - corporate partner (now CLO of firm); antitrust specialists with extensive litigation experience; a nationally recognized former federal judge; former San Francisco County Assistant District Attorney; IP litigation partner; bankruptcy/insolvency partner; employment partner.  Several associate searches.
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (San Francisco) – prominent real estate partner.
  • Perkins Coie LLP - Senior Counsel who is a nationally recognized expert in environmental, real property, land use, energy and natural resource litigation.
  • Preston Gates & Ellis LLP (now K&L Gates LLP) (San Francisco) – patent litigator from Am Law Top 100 firm; follow-on searches of senior lawyers to build IP platform; two partners with labor and employment experience; intellectual property licensing partner to direct Northern California licensing practice. Several associate searches.
  • Reed Smith LLP (San Francisco) – 40’s Act Investment Advisor expert.
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (San Francisco) – antitrust specialist; energy partner.
  • Sher Leff LLP (San Francisco) – environmental litigation expert; a trial attorney with over 35 years of experience in state and federal courts. Several associate searches.
  • SNR Denton (San Francisco) – corporate and finance partner.
  • Stoel Rives LLP (San Francisco and Sacramento) – antitrust/commercial litigation partner.
  • Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (San Francisco) – real estate partner.
  • Washburn, Briscoe & McCarthy LLP (San Francisco) – transactional real estate partner; environmental specialist.
  • Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, LLP (Oakland) – commercial litigator (now Managing Partner); corporate finance expert; partner/of counsel business transactions team; environmental litigation expert.  Several associate searches.
  • Winston & Strawn LLP (San Francisco) - top litigation and trial partner (and former managing partner); corporate transactional practice group consisting of two partners and three associates; a real estate transactional partner; and a labor and employment partner.  Several associate searches.
  • Additional senior attorney searches completed in areas of technology transactions; IP licensing/e-commerce; food and beverage; telecommunications; commercial litigation; environmental law; labor and employment.