The BTI Consulting Group Inc. has announced that David M. Hashmall, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP and leader of the Litigation Department in the firm's New York office, was cited as a BTI Client Service All-Star. This year only 165 attorneys were named to the list nationwide. This elite group of attorneys was selected by corporate counsel in an independent study as providing the very best in client service.
Based on interviews with more than 250 general counsel at large and Fortune 1000 organizations, Mr. Hashmall was noted for his client focus, solid legal skills and the ability to deliver efficient service with outstanding results.
Mr. Hashmall has over 30 years experience in complex commercial disputes at both the trial and appellate levels.His practice encompasses patent and other intellectual property litigation, as well as business litigations and arbitrations involving securities fraud, breach of contract, and shareholder and partnership disputes. He currently represents a major pharmaceutical company in ANDA litigations brought pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act and also in a wide variety of disputes involving licensing and joint-development agreements.
Tom Griffiths has recently joined Goodwin Procter as Counsel in its Hospitality practice. Mr. Griffiths, whose practice encompasses the complete range of legal needs of hotel enterprises, will be resident in the Hong Kong office.
Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Griffiths served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, EMEA based in Zurich, Switzerland, handling the legal requirements of the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel businesses in that region. He will work closely with the firm's REITs, real estate and real estate capital markets partners in London, New York and San Francisco in continuing to grow the firm's client base.
Christopher J. Austin has joined the firm's Boston office. Austin's practice focuses on the representation of public and private technology and life sciences companies, venture capital funds and investment banks. He was previously co-head of the Technology Company and Venture Capital practice at Ropes & Gray, where he practiced for 16 years.