Lawyer Monthly Magazine - November 2019 Edition

16 WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM | NOV 2019 Lawyer Moves Recent Appointments Kewei Law Firm has hired partner Cathy Liu in Shanghai, adding China disputes expertise to the firm's joint operation with Herbert Smith Freehills. A leading China disputes lawyer with international expertise, Cathy specialises in general commercial litigation and also has extensive experience in regulatory investigations, white-collar crime and labour disputes. Herbert Smith Freehills is one of only six international law firms permitted to integrate China law advice with international legal services through its joint operation with Kewei in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. "Cathy's expertise will be of enormous value to our clients," said Kewei international partner Gavin Guo. "Her experience in regulatory investigations and white-collar crime will be in demand in today's highly regulated markets." The joint operation, Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei, formally launched in August and its services are already in heavy demand from international and China clients. "Adding a partner like Cathy strengthens all of our capabilities in China," said May Tai, Herbert Smith Freehills' Greater China managing partner. "Clients can now access China court, tribunal or regulatory representation through one joint operation, saving time and money." "As the leading disputes practice in Asia, adding expertise in this area was a priority for our joint operation," said Herbert Smith Freehills Executive Partner Justin D'Agostino. "Cathy is an exciting addition to Kewei, and our joint operation, and we look forward to working with her." Fluent in Mandarin and English, Cathy obtained her bachelor's degree in law from East China University of Political Science and Law in 2001 and her master's degree in law from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She was admitted to the Chinese bar in 2004 and the New York bar in 2013. Prior to joining Kewei, Cathy was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons. Cathy has over 10 years' experience representing clients in China court and arbitration proceedings, administrative and criminal investigations, including advice on anti-corruption, anti-monopoly, fraud and sanctions matters. She also advises clients in disputes involving wrongful termination, non-compete arrangements and labour unions. Kewei Adds Top Disputes Partner to China Joint Operation with Herbert Smith Freehills Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced that prominent intellectual property strategist and litigator Ellisen Turner has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner. “Ellisen is known for his strong IP litigation experience, as well as his leadership within the legal community”, said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “His talents and business acumen will be a positive addition to our active IP practice.” Ellisen’s practice focuses on complex patent and trade secret litigation and IP strategy and transactions. He represents clients on high-profile matters in numerous federal courts, as well as at the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and in domestic and international arbitrations. With a background in computer engineering, computer science and biomedical engineering, Ellisen has represented and advised clients across multiple technology sectors including media and entertainment technology, semiconductor design and fabrication, biotechnology and life sciences. “Ellisen’s great litigation, business and technical experiencemake him a valuable addition to our IP practice,” said Gregg LoCascio, an IP partner and member of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “His track record is impressive and his ability to creatively achieve solutions that meet clients’ needs impressed us. We knew he would be a natural fit at Kirkland.” Ellisen has earned recognition from The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. The Los Angeles Business Journal named him one of the 40 “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” and the Daily Journal and Law360 each recognized him as a top lawyer under 40. The National Bar Association also recognized Ellisen as a “Trailblazer Under 40” and the Century City Bar Association named him a “Patent Litigation Lawyer of the Year.” Ellisen joins Kirkland from Irell & Manella, where he was a partner and previously served as firmwide managing partner. “I am looking forward to joining Kirkland and its IP team, which is known for not only its high-profile work but also its creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence,” Ellisen said. “I enjoy using my legal and business skills to creatively help clients solve any problem they face at the intersection of law and technology. With Kirkland, I will be able to draw on perhaps the largest and deepest group of lawyers with IP and business expertise of any firm in the world. Beyond enhancing my litigation practice, Kirkland’s preeminent private equity group provides countless opportunities to advise portfolio companies on IP strategy.” Ellisen Turner Joins Kirkland & Ellis as Intellectual Property Litigation Partner in Los Angeles

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