Seattle, WA—Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, one of the nation’s premier full-service law firms, announced today that it named 15 new partners in its Seattle, San Francisco, Spokane, Washington, D.C. and Beijing offices.
Theodore J. Angelis is an intellectual property litigator in the firm’s Seattle office, and focuses on cyber and technology law with additional emphasis on constitutional law, Indian law and appellate matters. He counsels clients on a range of cyber law issues, including e-mail marketing, illegal spam, spyware, digital trespass, phishing, network security, privacy for digital communications and domain cybersquatting. He has worked with federal, state and international governmental agencies in the battle against Internet misconduct. Angelis earned his juris doctor at Yale Law School, master’s degrees at both Oxford University and the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College.
Won-Han Cheng works in the tax, trusts and estates practice in the firm’s Seattle office. Her practice focuses on corporate tax law. Cheng received a Master of Laws for taxation from the University of Washington School of Law, as well as a juris doctor and bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii.
Elaine Y. Chow practices patent and trade secret litigation in the firm’s San Francisco office. She has significant experience in all aspects of litigation and case management with a focus in patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, and holds an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics. Chow earned her juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Laura K. Clinton maintains a general litigation practice in the firm’s Seattle office. Her experience includes significant trial court and appellate work before all levels of the state and federal courts. She represents both private clients and public entities in a variety of matters, including school law claims, health insurance regulatory disputes, Public Disclosure Act disputes, employment matters, and condemnation cases. Clinton serves on the board of directors of the Northwest Women’s Law Center and the Girl Scouts - Totem Council. She is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership Tomorrow. Clinton received her juris doctor with honors from the University of Chicago Law School and bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the University of Oregon.
Derek D. Crick practices government contracts, construction and procurement policy law in the firm’s Seattle office. He advises and represents clients on contracts and compliance, construction law, federal grants, bid protests and dispute resolution. He also is experienced in dealing with small business programs, including disadvantaged businesses and socio-economic compliance. Crick holds a Master of Laws from George Washington University, juris doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law and bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.
Shannan L. Frisbie practices intellectual property law in the firm’s Seattle office. Her practice focuses on drafting and negotiating development, acquisition, and licensing agreements in technology and intellectual property. She advises clients on issues related to the acquisition and use of technology, protection of intellectual property assets, and commercialization of technology. Frisbie earned her juris doctor from Seattle University School of Law and bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.
Kristy T. Harlan practices corporate, securities and business law in the firm’s Seattle office. She counsels both public and private companies regarding mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and general corporate matters, and advises public companies on compliance with federal securities laws. Her experience includes public and private debt and equity offerings, spin-offs, tender offers, NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX listings and secured financing transactions, as well as a wide range of transactions in the energy industry. Harlan holds a juris doctor from the University of Houston Law Center, Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business and bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University.
J. Michael Keyes practices intellectual property litigation in the firm’s Spokane office. He has litigated several intellectual property disputes in venues throughout the country, including federal courts in Washington, Idaho, California, Oregon, Alaska, Illinois, Tennessee and Florida. Keyes is the current chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Copyright Litigation Committee. Keyes earned his juris doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law, LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law and undergraduate degree at Loyola University of New Orleans.
G. Matthew Koehl practices in the government contracts, construction and procurement policy group in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. His practice focuses on representing companies that transact business with federal, state and local Government agencies, with a special emphasis on the Federal GSA multiple award schedule (MAS) program. He also regularly counsels companies on how properly to administer their MAS contracts and helps companies respond to pre-award and post-award audits by GSA’s Industrial Operations Analysts and Office of Inspector General. Koehl earned a juris doctor, cum laude, from Washington & Lee University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history from Colgate University.
Anthony R. Miles practices healthcare law in the firm’s Seattle office. His practice includes general regulatory and transactional counsel to businesses in the healthcare industry and emphasizes the intersection of healthcare regulation and technology. Miles advises physician groups, health plans, biologic and medical device manufacturers and distributors, and entities providing products and services in areas such as disease management, electronic communication of health information, e-Prescribing, specialty and retail pharmacy, database support for clinical trials, strategic affiliations and physician services. Miles received his juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and bachelor’s degree at Yale University.
Jessica C. Pearlman practices in the corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions group in the firm’s Seattle office. Her practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, in which she represents both buyers and sellers, as well as private security offerings, compliance with federal securities laws and investments. She represents both emerging and established companies in various corporate, acquisition, securities and finance matters. Pearlman holds a juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Washington.
Matthew J. Segal practices appellate, constitutional and governmental litigation and business litigation law in the firm’s Seattle office. His practice focuses on litigation at the trial and appellate levels, including complex appellate matters, constitutional law, municipal law, commercial and corporate disputes, environmental and land use actions, insurance coverage and products liability. Segal holds a juris doctor, summa cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to entering practice, Segal clerked for the Honorable Charles W. Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court.
Yujing Shu leads a general corporate and international/commercial practice in the firm’s Beijing office. Her experience includes advising multinational corporations on direct investment, intellectual property and related licensing matters regarding the distribution of products into the Chinese market. She has represented foreign companies in China on restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchasing, and labor and employment matters. Shu received her juris doctor from the Valparasio University School of Law and Doctor of Laws from China University of Political Science and Law.
Athan E. Tramountanas works in the government contracts, construction and procurement policy practice in the firm’s Seattle office. He focuses on construction law, including advising public and private clients on various construction issues, negotiating and drafting design and construction contracts, preparing bid documents, and representing clients in dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in real property litigation and eminent domain for public entities, as well as representing clients in landlord-tenant matters. Tramountanas earned his juris doctor at Seattle University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.
Chris K. Visser practices in the corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions group in the firm’s Seattle office. He represents clients in a variety of corporate, securities and business-related transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, NASDAQ and NYSE listing, corporate governance standards, and compliance with federal securities laws. He also advises clients regarding venture capital financings. Visser earned a juris doctor from the University of Houston Law Center, Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business and bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington.
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