Sheppard Mullin Adds Partners in San Francisco, Chicago

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 14:29


Laura L. Chapman has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property practice group, based in the firm's San Francisco office.  Chapman joins from Foley & Lardner. 

"Laura has a broad IP litigation practice, which is an excellent fit for us given the breadth and depth of our intellectual property practice group.  Her expertise also dovetails well with the firm’s existing capabilities," said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin.

"Laura joins Sheppard Mullin as part of our strategic goal of adding top-notch IP attorneys with thriving practices.  She brings a significant IP practice to our San Francisco office and further strengthens our litigation capabilities.  Laura fits extremely well with the firm's collegial atmosphere that has become Sheppard Mullin's cultural trademark," said Carlo F. Van den Bosch, co-chair of Sheppard Mullin's Intellectual Property practice group. 

Ms. Chapman has extensive experience handling, managing and litigating multi-party intellectual property, breach of contract, business fraud, unfair competition, trade secret, non-compete, employee, and customer solicitation cases.  She advises clients on intellectual property disputes and clearance matters, drawing on experience as a seasoned litigator to minimize exposure. Ms.  Chapman is lead counsel on numerous patent, trademark, and copyright actions pending in different district courts throughout the U.S.  Her recent work includes having obtained summary judgment on a significant false advertising case and the successful defense of an international retailer and 12 suppliers in a case alleging trademark infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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Bradley C. Graveline and Daniel G. Rosenberg have joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as partners in the firm's Chicago office.  Mr. Graveline joins Sheppard Mullin’s Intellectual Property practice group from Winston & Strawn, and Mr. Rosenberg joins the firm’s Business Trial practice group from K&L Gates. 

“We are delighted to welcome Brad and Dan to the firm.  Their respective litigation backgrounds and experience are substantial, and dovetail well with the firm’s strong IP, life sciences, construction and insurance practices," said Guy Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin. 

“Brad brings specific expertise handling significant pharmaceutical Hatch-Waxman and medical device matters, including first chair trial successes.  He bolsters and adds depth to our growing ANDA practice and to our new Chicago office,” added Nick Setty, co-chair of Sheppard Mullin’s Intellectual Property practice group.  

“Dan’s general commercial litigation practice specialties encompass construction and insurance law.  His significant construction industry expertise includes advising on construction risk, negotiation and drafting of contracts, and litigating disputes.  Dan also brings a wide variety of general litigation experience in the areas of product liability, securities and class action defense,” commented Fred Puglisi, co-chair of Sheppard Mullin’s Business Trial practice group.