Bryan Cave Adds Three New Counsels

ST. LOUIS, April 7, 2008 – LAWFUEL – Law Firm Newswire – Bryan Cave LLP has promoted three lawyers to counsel in the firm. Bryan Cave has more than 870 lawyers worldwide. New counsels are:

Joseph Heckendorn, Chicago
Joseph Heckendorn, formerly an associate at the firm, practices in the area of intellectual property rights, including extensive experience representing clients in Section 337 proceedings before the USITC, and has represented and counseled public and private clients in TRIPS-related WTO dispute panel proceedings. Prior to entering private practice, Heckendorn, age 36, clerked in the Office of General Counsel of the International Trade Commission, where he assisted in counseling the commission on international trade issues. Heckendorn received his J.D. and M.P.P. at the University of Michigan in 2000, as well as his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1997.

Danielle Mangogna, St. Louis
Danielle Mangogna, an associate at the firm since 2000, devotes her practice to antitrust and trade regulation. She regularly represents clients through multiple phases of mergers and acquisitions, including the preparation and submission of premerger filings with the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and compliance with second requests. She also simultaneously coordinates corresponding premerger filings under foreign competition laws. Mangogna, 36, counsels clients on competitive issues, pricing and sales practices, information exchange guidelines, the establishment of antitrust compliance policies and the preparation of responses to government-issued civil investigative demands and subpoenas in antitrust investigations. She has advised clients on antitrust matters in a wide range of industries, including health and beauty, software, telecommunications, publishing, furniture, footwear and retail. Most recently, Mangogna provided antitrust representation to Ralcorp Holdings Inc. in its $2.6 billion acquisition of the Post cereal business from Kraft Foods Inc. and Energizer Holdings Inc. in its $1.9 billion dollar acquisition of Playtex Products. Mangogna received her J.D., cum laude, in 2000 and her B.A. in 1993 from Saint Louis University.

Thomas Schell, New York
Thomas Schell, formerly an associate at the firm, practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation, and has litigated cases concerning, among other things, bankruptcy, patents, trademarks, copyright, securities and related fraud, accounting malpractice and real estate. Schell, age 37, has successfully tried cases in federal court, has successfully argued numerous motions in federal and state courts, and has been active in the area of electronic discovery. Schell’s practice also extends beyond litigation to corporate compliance and patent prosecution and advice. He has helped lead a team of attorneys and forensic accountants in a company’s internal investigation of transactions involving complex financial derivatives. A registered patent attorney, he has been involved in prosecuting patent applications and providing advice to clients on patents and other intellectual property issues. Schell received his J.D., cum laude, in 1997 from New York University and his B.S., cum laude, in 1993 from Yale University.

Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries BCIT and Bryan Cave Strategies LLC provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 lawyers and other consulting professionals in 22 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.

For more information, contact:
Meghan Clinton at (212) 576-2700 ext. 223
[email protected]

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