Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has announced that the firm has elevated seven of its attorneys to partner.The seven new partners are Jason W. Kearnaghan (Los Angeles/Downtown), Robb J. Klein (Los Angeles/Century City), Jenny Liu (Shanghai), Christopher M. Loveland (Washington, D.C.), Jason Northcutt (Washington, D.C.), Eric Raphan (New York) and Keith R. Szeliga (Washington, D.C.).
Jason Kearnaghan, in the firm's Labor and Employment practice group in the Los Angeles/Downtown office, represents employers in state and federal courts with respect to all facets of employment law.
Robb Klein is a member of the firm's Entertainment, Media and Technology practice group, based in the Los Angeles/Century City office. Mr. Klein specializes in all aspects of entertainment, media and communications law, particularly film and television financing, production and distribution, merchandising and the licensing of rights and new media.
Jenny Liu, in the firm's Corporate practice group in the Shanghai office, represents Chinese emerging growth companies in a variety of issues including restructuring, drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, addressing employment law issues, and establishing public company reporting to the United States Securities Exchange Commission.
Chris Loveland is a member of the firm's Business Trial practice group and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. Loveland represents corporate and individual clients in all phases of complex civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts.
Jason Northcutt, in the firm's Corporate practice group in the Washington, D.C. office, regularly counsels companies, founders and investors in transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and corporate finance.
Eric Raphan is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment practice group, based in the New York office. Mr. Raphan's practice encompasses a wide range of labor and employment matters.
Keith Szeliga, in the firm's Government Contracts and Regulated Industries practice group in the Washington D.C. office, has extensive counseling and litigation experience in a broad range of government contracts matters.