We are delighted to welcome four new lateral partners to our San Francisco and Boston offices – Krista Schwartz, Patrick Michael, Kristin Connarn, and Bob Underwood (officially joining later this month). Our newest additions bring our U.S. lateral hires to six in the span of six months, following the additions of Simon Roberts and Jason Leonard earlier this year.
As first-chair trial litigators based in our San Francisco office, Krista and Patrick focus their practices on IP and technology disputes. Krista handles patent, copyright, trade secret, and complex technology cases for the world’s largest technology companies. Her cases involve technologies ranging from search engines, semiconductors, cellular devices, and medical devices to EDA and operating systems software. Patrick’s practice focuses on patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation, along with technology-related disputes. He has litigated technologies ranging from integrated circuits, electronic design automation, software, semiconductor fabrication processes/tools to computer networking, and medical devices.
Kristin and Bob, based in our Boston office, are known for working with life sciences and biotech companies on their most cutting edge technologies and innovations. Kristin focuses her practice on life sciences patent prosecution, portfolio development and management in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. She has previous experience as a research associate in the Cancer Bioscience and CNS groups at AstraZeneca R&D Boston. Bob, who will join the firm later this month, helps clients achieve business objectives by drawing on his extensive experience establishing U.S. and international IP rights, and identifying and evaluating third-party IP risks. He focuses his practice on the life sciences and chemical industries.
Welcome to Hogan Lovells, Krista, Patrick, Kristin, and Bob!