Lewis Roca Rothgerber expands to L.A.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP and Christie, Parker & Hale LLP announced Monday they have combined to become Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP.
The combination brings together two well-respected law firms, creating a top-level intellectual property practice group with broad industry and technical depth serving clients across the entire spectrum of IP.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s IP attorneys cover all aspects of Intellectual Property procurement, enforcement and defense.
Areas of strength include IP licensing, IP strategy, prosecution and litigation for patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets and Internet law and domain disputes.
The firm represents diverse domestic and international clients across all industries, protecting and managing IP portfolios for organizations ranging in size from individual inventors to start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, including some of the world’s most recognizable brands.
The combination doubles the firm’s number of dedicated IP attorneys to approximately 80 including litigation expertise, enhancing its ability to successfully guide clients through the complex issues of IP strategy and management.
“This combination creates a best in class IP practice including the full range of intellectual property law,” said Kenneth Van Winkle Jr., managing partner. “Our depth of talent means that clients can be assured that all of their needs will be met successfully and cost-effectively, with innovative attorneys who protect their clients’ valuable assets and help open new avenues for growth and revenue.”
With nearly 300 lawyers across the firm’s offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie serves major business centers including U.S. Patent and Trademark Office locations in Denver and Silicon Valley, as well as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
“Our focus is to offer clients a broad array of legal resources for complex matters, with unparalleled client service and quality standards consistent across practices and offices,” Van Winkle said. “As the new firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, we’re in a unique position to provide an even greater scope of legal services for our clients.”
Known nationally and internationally for IP strategy and portfolio management, Christie Parker & Hale represented a wide range of technologies including biotech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, physics, computer science, electrical and mechanical engineering, Internet law and cybersecurity. It also brings expertise in ITC Section 337 proceedings and Inter Partes Review.
“Lewis Roca Rothgerber already had a solid reputation in its core practices of IP, litigation, business transactions, government relations and gaming, especially the substantial litigation experience that our clients need. Both legacy firms share a deep commitment to client service, and this is a seamless fit strategically, culturally and professionally,” said Greg Lampert, legacy CPH Managing Partner.
“The synergies created by this combination mean that we have IP expertise in virtually any technical area and talented attorneys across multiple locations that are very complementary to each other,” said Emily Bayton, IP Practice Co-Chair. “It builds on existing strengths and bolsters our ability to serve clients across many different practice areas.”
Art Hasan, co-chair of the expanded IP practice said, “Combining the two legacy firms creates a robust team in major markets well-known as hubs for innovation. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie offers ‘big firm’ capabilities with value, efficiency and unparalleled technical expertise. Each member of our patent team has a strong background in engineering and sciences which is an important value proposition for clients.”
Michael McCue, an architect of the merger and soft IP litigation lead for the combined firm, said the technical expertise of CPH’s IP team complemented Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s existing soft IP practice. “The combination of soft IP experience with technical expertise and patent prosecution capabilities broadens our appeal to domestic and international clients of all sizes.”
All firm offices remain in their present locations.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP offices are located in the greater Phoenix, Tucson, Denver, Colorado Springs, Las Vegas, Reno, Albuquerque, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County areas. For more information, visit LRRC.com.