LAW WEEK COLORADO
Perkins Coie announced that 21 associates, counsel and senior counsel have been promoted to partner firmwide.
The new partner class of 2015 includes:
- Ralph (Tony) Caliendo, of the Phoenix office
- Manny Caixeiro, of the New York office
- Rafael Colorado Ferrer, of the Dallas office
- Sean Connery, of the New York office
- Michael Dunning, of the Seattle office
- Timothy Fete, of the Denver office
- Clinten Garrett, of the Phoenix office
- Stephanie Hirano, of the Seattle office
- Angela Jones of the Seattle office
- Karl Klassen, of the Seattle office
- Ronald Koo, of the Los Angeles office
- Christina McCullough, of the Seattle office
- Jonathan McFarland, of the Seattle office
- Jeffrey Minzel, of the Seattle office
- Kelly Moser, of the Seattle office
- Shane Niebergall, of the Denver office
- David St. John-Larkin, of the Denver office
- David Tsai, of the San Francisco/Taipei office
- Eric Walker, of the Chicago office
- Eric Wolff, of the Seattle office
- David Wood, of the Palo Alto office.
Fete is a member of the firm’s business practice. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities and private equity in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, mining, manufacturing, software, retail, financial services, energy and technology. Timothy regularly represents strategic and financial buyers and sellers in all aspects of public and private company mergers and acquisitions. He also provides general corporate counseling and routinely assists public companies with their corporate governance and securities regulation, reporting and compliance needs.
Niebergall is a member of the firm’s intellectual property practice. He counsels clients on all aspects of patent portfolio development and management, including preparation of corporate policies, identification of patentable technologies and commercialization of patented technologies. Shane also conducts due diligence regarding the licensing and acquisition of intellectual property, and helps clients develop patent portfolios to act as competitive barriers and revenue generators. He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in diverse technologies, including in the petroleum, medical devices, robotics and telecommunications industries.
St. John-Larkin is a member of the firm’s intellectual property practice whose practice emphasizes patent analysis, patent prosecution and licensing. He has experience in the fields of telecommunications, software and computer hardware and regularly assists companies with patent acquisitions, portfolio management and patent monetization. He also has more than a decade of experience defending companies against patent assertions with a particular focus on strategic and cost-effective pre-suit resolution. He is an officer of the Colorado Bar Association IP Section and a board member of the Silicon Flatirons Center and Colorado IP Inn of Court.