The firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that Scott J. Atlas and Nicholas G. Barzoukas have joined the firm's Litigation/Regulatory Department as partners, resident in the Houston office.
Mr. Atlas has practiced at both the trial and appellate levels for almost 30 years and has handled primarily large, complex commercial and corporate cases in state and federal court. He served as chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation and has held many other ABA leadership positions. Texas Governor Rick Perry recently appointed Mr. Atlas an ex-officio member of the Texas Criminal Justice Advisory Council.
Mr. Barzoukas's practice will focus on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secret, and trade dress litigation. Although he concentrates his patent litigation practice in the pharmaceutical field, Mr. Barzoukas also has litigated in industries related to chemistry, electronics, biotechnology, medical devices, lasers and mechanical systems.