CHICAGO, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura® Corporation (NYSE: TXTR) announced today that Linda DeBruin will join the company today as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel.
"We are extremely excited to have Linda join our team," said Ryan Lawrence, SVP and Chief Legal Officer, Textura Corporation. "As we continue to grow and succeed, protection of our intellectual property rights will become increasingly important. To have someone of Linda's experience and expertise looking after those rights is a real advantage for us."
DeBruin joins Textura from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she was an equity partner in its intellectual property department for over 20 years. During her time at Kirkland she focused on patent litigation with a special emphasis on computer and communication issues. Some of DeBruin's recent professional recognitions include the following: Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2013; IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners for 2013; and The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers 2013. Of particular note, DeBruin represented BlackBerry in numerous high profile patent litigation cases in recent years.
Prior to joining Kirkland, DeBruin worked for eight years at AT&T – Bell Laboratories as a computer scientist and engineer, designing digital switching systems for international applications.
"Textura is an exciting company at the forefront of software innovations for the construction industry," said DeBruin. "I look forward to joining the talented and successful team at Textura to help protect and maximize the value of Textura's significant intellectual property rights."
"I am absolutely thrilled to have Linda join our company," said Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Textura Corporation. "Linda's career accomplishments speak for themselves and we are very fortunate to be able to add a world-class IP attorney to our team. For as great of a lawyer Linda is, she is an even better person and she will fit in great with our culture here at Textura."
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