One Named Of Counsel, Five As Counsel At Pitney Hardin

Pitney Hardin has announced that Yukio Kashiba was named Of Counsel, and Ronald E. Brown, Marc D. Crowley, Helen A. Nau, ThomasC. Regan, and David A. Sussman, were named counsel of the firm.

Mr. Kashiba, a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group in the New York office, focuses his practice on patent validity, infringement and other legal issues in the fields of computers, semiconductors, mobile telecommunication, software and business methods, and conducting licensing negotiations between American and Japanese companies.

Mr. Brown, who practices in the firm's New York office, is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on patent-related matters, primarily litigation and prosecution, including business method patents.

Mr. Crowley, who practices out of the firm's Morristown office, is a member of the LitigationPractice Group. He focuses his practice on products liability defense, general commercial matters, and franchise litigation. He regularly defends manufacturers against personal injury suits.

Ms. Nau is a member of the Litigation Practice Group, and practices out of the Morristown office. She represents corporate clients and financial institutions in federal and state actions involving shareholder litigation, class action defense, commercial, and contract matters.

Mr. Regan, whoalso practices in the Morristown office, is a member of the Litigation Practice Group, concentrating his practice on personal injury and commercial litigation.He regularly represents corporate clients in litigation involving bodily injury suffered by third parties and corporate employees, as well as reporting to insurance company adjusters and claims managers.

Mr. Sussman's practice focuses on transactional taxation with the Transactions Practice Group. Based out of the Morristown office, his corporate tax practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions of subchaptercorporations and subchapter S corporations.