DALLAS, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Haynes and Boone, LLP is proud to announce promotion to partnership of 13 lawyers representing the firm's Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Orange County, Richardson, and Washington, D.C. offices. It is the largest class of new partners elevated in the firm's 44-year history.
The new class is comprised of LeAnn Chen, Scott Cunning, Brent Folsom, Jeremy Herskowitz, Nicholas Hoffman, Kendall Hollrah, Arman Kuyumjian, Christina Marshall, Joseph Mencher, Russ Rabinovich, Tom Tippetts, Greg Webb and Kenya Woodruff.
"The diverse portfolio of talent of our new partners is a strong representation of the firm's capabilities," said Tim Powers, managing partner. "They have distinguished themselves as lawyers and have shown great dedication to our firm and their practices. As important, they also embody the Haynes and Boone collegial and client-focused culture that has served us so well over the years. Our partnership and the firm will be stronger by virtue of their admission."
LeAnn Chen is a member of the firm's Finance Practice Group in Dallas. She represents banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, and corporations in a wide range of financial transactions, including syndicated financings, margin lending, prime brokerage, repo transactions, swap transactions, securitizations and DIP financings. Chen regularly advises clients on issues related to secured transactions and securities credit regulations. She received her Master of Law from Beijing University, Master of Arts from Vanderbilt and juris doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Scott Cunning is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in Washington, D.C. He represents both patentees and alleged infringers in federal courts throughout the country. Cunning has litigated cases in a variety of technology areas including digital data compression, implantable medical devices, medical imaging devices, electronic patient diaries, semiconductor fabrication, and methods of drug delivery. Cunning has a particular focus on pharmaceutical litigation related to the Hatch-Waxman Act. He received his bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and juris doctorate from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
Brent Folsom is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group in Orange County, California, where he specializes in intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent prosecution and portfolio management. In particular, his practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patents in a variety of technologies including computer software, electronics, semiconductors, business methods, and the mechanical arts. Folsom holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and a juris doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Jeremy Herskowitz is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group in New York. His practice focuses on dispositions and acquisitions of commercial and residential properties, including office buildings and apartment complexes. He also represents private equity funds, REITs and other real estate companies in relation to financing, leasing and general real estate transactional matters. Herskowitz received his bachelor's degree from Yeshiva University and his juris doctorate from Columbia Law School.
Nicholas Hoffman is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group in New York, where he focuses on the representation of institutional and private equity clients in sophisticated real estate financing and secondary market transactions. He also has practical business experience in real estate development and the operation of office and residential properties in the New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston markets. Hoffman received his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, a masters of architecture degree with a certificate in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania, and juris doctorate from New York University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and received the order of the coif.
Kendall Hollrah is a member of the firm's Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group in Houston. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of capital markets and securities, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law. Hollrah represents publicly traded and privately held companies in the energy industry in public offerings and private placements, debt and equity transactions, securities law compliance and corporate governance. He received his undergraduate degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. He is a member of the board of directors of Theatre Under the Stars.
Arman Kuyumjian is a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group in New York. He offers broad experience in representing public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including joint ventures and distressed and cross-border transactions. Kuyumjian also provides counsel regarding shareholder activism and general corporate matters, including corporate governance issues, defensive measures and other strategic considerations. In addition, Kuyumjian advises investment banks in their capacity as financial advisers in public and private merger and acquisition transactions. He received his bachelor's degree from McGill University in Quebec and LL.B. from University of Western Ontario.
Christina Marshall is a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group in Richardson, Texas. Marshall's practice focuses on the representation of technology-based companies in a broad range of transactional matters. She has advised clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities law issues, capital raising and general corporate matters. Marshall received her bachelor's degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and juris doctorate from Southern Methodist Dedman School of Law.
Joseph Mencher is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Social Media Practice Groups in Austin. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and portfolio strategy and trademark law. Mencher earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a master of science degree in material science and engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and his juris doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
Russ Rabinovich is a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group in New York. He primarily represents landlords and tenants in connection with complex commercial leasing transactions in New York and nationally, and has been involved in many of the largest and most high profile leasing transactions in New York City over the past several years. Rabinovich received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and juris doctorate from Boston University School of Law. He has been recognized by the Legal 500 and has been selected as a Rising Star by New York Super Lawyers from 2011 to 2014.
Tom Tippetts is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in the Dallas office. He has significant experience in representing companies and private equity firms on transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, venture capital/private equity investments, distressed M&A transactions, reorganizations, and other strategic transactions in a broad range of industries. Tippetts received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and juris doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
Greg Webb is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group in Richardson, where he specializes in intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent portfolio development, post-grant review proceedings at the USPTO, and counseling clients on business risks associated with third party patents. His practice includes procuring and enforcing intellectual property rights for clients with large domestic and international portfolios. Webb received his undergraduate degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and juris doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
Kenya Woodruff is co-chair of the Healthcare Practice Group in the Dallas office. Her practice is dedicated to healthcare regulatory and related transactional and business matters. Ms. Woodruff's practice also includes advice on ACO regulations and guidance; HIPAA/HITECH compliance; and fraud and abuse laws. She has served as a public member of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners from 2005 to the present and is a member of the board of directors of AIDS Arms, Inc. She received her bachelor's degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina.
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