PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced that the firm has elected nine new partners from its attorney ranks. The promotions will go into effect on February 1, 2011.
"Our new partners are exceptional attorneys who exemplify the highest standards of client service, possess outstanding leadership skills, and will bolster the firm's strength in key areas," said CEO Steve Bochner. "We are fortunate to welcome them to our partner ranks."
The new Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partners-elect are:
Miranda Biven, Intellectual Property. Based in Palo Alto, Biven primarily focuses on representing life sciences clients in technology transactions. She received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1999.
Richard Cameron Blake, Corporate & Securities. Based in Palo Alto, Blake specializes in private and public offerings, public company representation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance counseling. He received his J.D. from the Brigham Young University Law School in 1998.
Todd C. Carpenter, Corporate & Securities. Based in Palo Alto, Carpenter concentrates on corporate finance and corporate law and governance, with considerable experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and venture capital. He received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2000.
Richard G. Frenkel, Litigation. Based in Palo Alto, Frenkel specializes in intellectual property litigation, with particular expertise in patent litigation. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1999.
Brian Keyes, Corporate & Securities. Based in Seattle, Keyes primarily represents companies and venture capital firms in a wide variety of corporate and securities matters. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001.
Kelley M. Kinney, Litigation. Based in Palo Alto, Kinney focuses on securities and commercial litigation, including the defense of publicly traded companies in securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, SEC investigations, and contested mergers and acquisitions. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2001.
Denny Kwon, Corporate & Securities. Based in San Francisco, Kwon represents public and private companies, private equity firms, and investment banks in merger and acquisition transactions. He received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1999.
Michael Nordtvedt, Corporate & Securities. Based in Seattle, Nordtvedt concentrates on the representation of public and private technology, life sciences, and medical device companies, as well as investment banks, venture capitalists, and private equity firms. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001.
Daniel S. Peale, Corporate & Securities. Based in Washington, D.C., Peale focuses on the corporate representation of technology and other growth companies at all stages of development. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2001.
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