Paul, Hastings is beefing up its Silicon Valley office with IP talent, having recently pulled over a handful of laterals from MoFo and Skadden.
The firm’s Palo Alto office has again added to its ranks of intellectual property lawyers with a corporate lateral from Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office.
Matt Berger is a corporate transactions lawyer who advises on the IP aspects of complex technology transactions. His clients include Atmel, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Seiko Epson Corp., Teijin Pharma, Toshiba and Zeon Corp.
Adding Berger to other recent lateral moves, after the jump.
Berger joins Paul Hastings on the heels of Jeff Randall, best known for his representation of eBay in its patent dispute with MercExchange, who came to the Palo Alto office this summer from Skadden.
IP lawyers Allan Soobert and Jeff Pade, who were part of Randall’s litigation team, joined the firm’s D.C. offices in that move.
Tom Wisialowski, Palo Alto office chairman, said in an e-mail the firm is committed to investing in its Palo Alto office. A firm statement said it is seeing an increase in tech-related work from a wide variety of clients.
“Matt's practice will be critical not only to advance our strategy of expanding our corporate, litigation and IP practices, but to further develop our presence in Palo Alto," Wisialowski said.
The Palo Alto office, which opened in 2005, now has 29 lawyers.
Berger will work out of both the Palo Alto and Tokyo offices. He was the chairman of Morrison & Foerster’s Technology Transactions Group in its Tokyo office.
— Amanda Royal
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