San Francisco, CA- May 28, 2004 – LAWFUEL – Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) continues its growth in Northern California with the addition of Kathryn (Kate) Wheble, a versatile
copyright and trademark partner. She joins the firm’s intellectual property
practice group as a key addition to K&L’s burgeoning San Francisco office.
Wheble, a former 10-year partner at Cooley Godward LLP, focuses her practice
on counseling clients and managing professional staff in all aspects of
trademark and copyright matters in a variety of industries, such as retail,
apparel, food and food service, pharmaceutical, publishing and technology.
With important appointments to the editorial staff of the International
Trademark Association Bulletin and as a columnist for the Northern
California ABTL Journal, Wheble also enjoyed a multifaceted career in
marketing and publishing before becoming an attorney.
Upon graduating cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in
English, Wheble attended Georgetown University Law Center, where she
graduated in 1992.
Commenting on Wheble’s arrival, Peter W. Sheats, K&L’s Administrative
Partner in San Francisco, said “With Kate’s arrival, we enhance our ability
to serve the growing needs of our intellectual property clients in the Bay
Area. Kate makes a strategic contribution to our expansion in Northern
K&L’s San Francisco office opened in April 2000 and has grown to more than
33 lawyers, including 17 partners, practicing in a broad range of areas.
These areas include investment management, securities enforcement,
broker-dealer regulation, public and private corporate law, mergers and
acquisitions, mortgage banking, consumer and commercial finance, bank
regulation, employee benefits and ESOP, civil and intellectual property
litigation, and project finance.
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart serves a dynamic and growing clientele in regional,
national and international markets that includes representation of over half
of the FORTUNE 100. Currently more than 700 lawyers strong in ten offices,
K&L’s practice embraces three major areas–litigation, corporate and
regulatory–and related fields.