Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – Irvine, CA – May 9, 2007 – Pepper Hamilto…

Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – Irvine, CA – May 9, 2007 – Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that it has expanded its Orange County, California, office with the addition of Michael L. Meeks as a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Meeks focuses his practice on commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, business dissolution disputes and insolvency litigation.

“Michael is a seasoned litigator with a track record of successfully defending clients in false advertising class actions and unfair business practice claims,” said Sharon R. Klein, the partner in charge of Pepper’s Orange County office. “His talent and reputation are great fits for our office. We’re excited to have him at the firm.”

Mr. Meeks joins Pepper from the Orange County office of Theodora Oringher Miller & Richman PC, where he had been a senior attorney since 2004. Before that, he was a partner with McDermott, Will & Emery in Los Angeles.

Mr. Meeks’ practice includes commercial litigation, manufacturer/distributor litigation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and false advertising litigation, products liability claims, and insolvency litigation involving preferential and fraudulent transfers. His clients have included national manufacturers and retailers, Internet retailers and health maintenance organizations, as well as receivers, assignees for the benefit of creditors, and bankruptcy trustees.

“Pepper offers me an excellent opportunity to grow my practice with a national firm,” said Mr. Meeks. “I’m looking forward to working closely with other lawyers in the commercial litigation practice group, as well as helping to build the practice of the Orange County office.”

Mr. Meeks is a graduate of Pepperdine University (B.S. 1990) and the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D. 1994). Before entering law school, he was an accountant with Arthur Andersen.

About Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton LLP ( is a multi-practice law firm with 450 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

Pepper’s Orange County office was established in 2004 to enhance the firm’s services to clients involved in technology. The office has expanded to include lawyers focusing on litigation and commercial transactions, including those involving technology and intellectual property.

Pepper’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, with more than 100 lawyers, has experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country. Lawyers in the group handle complex commercial litigation and arbitrations, ranging from single-issue injunction cases to multi-million dollar contract disputes. The practice includes antitrust and competition litigation, business litigation, class actions, securities and shareholder litigation, media litigation, ERISA and pension litigation, and corporate compliance, corporate investigations and criminal defense.

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