Promotions Reflect Firm’s National Presence
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 13 LAWFUEL – Law News Network — Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &
Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life
sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced that it has
elected 13 new partners. The appointments are effective February 1, 2007.
“This year’s group of new partners is indicative of the firm’s growing
national presence, from Washington, D.C., to Seattle, as we continue to
strengthen key practice areas,” said John Roos, chief executive officer.
“We are proud to welcome these highly talented new partners and look
forward to their ongoing contributions to the firm and our clients.”
The new partners are:
Scott Anthony, Corporate & Securities. Based in Palo Alto, Anthony
received his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law in 1996.
Specializing in mergers and acquisitions, he also is experienced in a broad
range of general corporate and transactional matters and is an active
member of the firm’s China practice.
Jon Avina, Corporate & Securities. Based in Palo Alto, Avina received
his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1997. He assists private and public
companies in transactions such as venture capital financings, public
offerings, and mergers and acquisitions, and also represents a variety of
venture capital and investment banking firms.
Lawrence Chu, Corporate & Securities. Based in San Francisco, Chu
received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1998. He represents
domestic and foreign companies in mergers and acquisitions and finance
transactions across many industries, in addition to serving numerous
private equity funds and banking clients. Chu recently joined the firm from
Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and London, and will relocate to Wilson
Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s New York office next year.
Mark Fitzgerald, Corporate & Securities. Based in Reston/D.C.,
Fitzgerald received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in
1996. His practice focuses on the representation of technology clients in
connection with mergers and acquisitions, as well as assisting clients with
such matters as early-stage venture financing and complex cross-border
Parag Gheewala, Intellectual Property. Based in Seattle, Gheewala
received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1997. He
has experience with a wide variety of domestic and international
transactions involving technology and intellectual property, including
joint ventures, strategic alliances, and product development, licensing,
and marketing relationships.
Michael Levin, Intellectual Property. Based in Palo Alto, Levin
received his J.D. from UCLA Law School in 1994. He specializes in
intellectual property litigation and counseling for technology companies,
with a focus on patent litigation involving software, networking,
telecommunications, and business methods.
John Mao, Corporate & Securities. Based in Palo Alto, Mao received his
J.D. from Fordham Law School in 1996. With particular expertise in debt
finance, his practice covers a broad range of general corporate and
transactional matters, including the representation of venture-backed
corporations, public corporations, venture capital funds, and venture
Peter Munson, Intellectual Property. Based in San Diego, Munson
received his J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1997. His practice
encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation,
prosecution, licensing, and other transactions, as well as counseling
clients on other related business matters.
Philip Oettinger, Corporate & Securities. Based in Palo Alto, Oettinger received his J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1994. His life sciences practice focuses primarily on medical device,
biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies, which he assists with
corporate governance matters, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and private
Nicholas Porritt, Litigation. Based in Reston/DC, Porritt received his
J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996. A specialist in
securities litigation, he has defended public corporations and individuals in class action lawsuits, derivative actions, mergers and acquisitions litigation, and SEC enforcement actions.
Michael Russell, Corporate & Securities. Based in Palo Alto, Russell
received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993. He
advises companies, investment banks, venture capital firms, and other
clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters and has
extensive transactional experience.
Jason Sebring, Corporate & Securities. Based in San Francisco, Sebring
received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1998. He
counsels companies on a wide variety of transaction-related securities law issues, representing them in mergers and acquisitions, asset sales,
strategic alliances, public equity offerings, and other transactions.
David Stevens, Intellectual Property. Based in San Diego, Stevens
received his J.D. from UCLA Law School in 1994. Working with both
early-stage and public companies, his practice is focused on structuring
and negotiating technology-related transactions, with an emphasis on
assisting biopharmaceutical and life sciences companies.
About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s broad range of services and legal
disciplines is focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the
management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is
nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and
finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation,
employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other
areas of law. With long-standing roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini
Goodrich & Rosati has offices in Austin, New York, Palo Alto, Reston, Salt
Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. In addition, the firm
plans to open an office in Shanghai, China, in late 2006, as well as
relocate its Reston office to Washington, D.C., in early 2007. For
additional information, please visit http://www.wsgr.com.