Top Litigator Rejoins Weil's Patent Litigation Practice In Houston

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 09:26

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that Garland T. Stephens has rejoined the firm as partner in its Patent Litigation practice in Houston. Mr. Stephens is widely known for his top-notch trial work on patent and trade secret cases in the technology sector.

“"Garland is an excellent trial lawyer. His skills, experience, and client base really complement the Firm’s existing platform,” says Executive Partner Barry M. Wolf. “We are pleased to welcome him back into the partnership."”

Mr. Stephens represents clients across the electronics and computer industries. He joins Weil from Fish & Richardson, where he was managing principal in the Houston office. Prior to his term at Fish & Richardson, Mr. Stephens was a partner at Weil from 2002 to 2008.

"I am excited to be back at Weil, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to build on the firm's substantial patent litigation capabilities," says Mr. Stephens.

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Weil Gotshal has announced a substantial expansion in its Hong Kong office, following continued growth in its private equity and M&A practices. Weil is moving to new premises in Alexandra House in Hong Kong’s Central business district. This will more than double Weil’s current office space and will accommodate all its current lawyers in Hong Kong as well as expected future growth. 
 
This move follows continued momentum and accolades for Weil as one of the leading private equity and M&A practices in Asia.  Weil was recently awarded Private Equity Team of the Year in Asia by the International Financial Law Review for the second year running, and also awarded Private Equity International Firm of the Year in China by Chambers Asia.  This follows a highly successful year for Weil in Asia representing leading private equity sponsors, financial institutions and global and regional corporations in their most complex and important transactions. 
 
“The Hong Kong office has seen significant growth over the last few years.  We have not only outgrown our current offices but we expect continued growth in our existing market leading practice. This move will give us the space to further expand our team to meet the demands of our growing client base in Asia,” says Akiko Mikumo, Asia Managing Partner and head of Weil’s Hong Kong office. 
 
The address and contact information for the new office are: 
 
29th Floor 
Alexandra House 
18 Chater Road 
Central, Hong Kong 
Phone: +852 3476 9000 
Fax: +852 3015 9354