Morrison & Foerster recently announced the election of 10 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2014. The group, comprised of five women and five men, includes four litigators, four dealmakers, a patent lawyer and an environmental lawyer.
“This is an exceptional group of lawyers, each one of who has demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment to their clients, their communities and their colleagues,” said Morrison & Foerster Chair Larren M. Nashelsky. “This highly diverse class mirrors the depth and breadth of our global practices. Their business acumen and commitment to legal excellence will enhance our ability to continue advancing our clients’ most critical objectives across the globe.”
The following lawyers elected partner at MoFo focus their practice on patents and intellectual property.
Brian B. Ho, a member of the Patent practice, resident in the San Francisco office. Mr. Ho assists clients in securing patent rights for their innovations across a range of technologies. Mr. Ho also focuses on patent litigation support and patent reexamination. Mr. Ho earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Prior to joining the firm, he was a biochemist and engineer and has several years of industry experience in the biochemistry, medical device, research and engineering fields.
Wendy J. Ray, a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice, is resident in the Los Angeles office. Ms. Ray has successfully tried numerous cases to juries and has litigated a range of high-technology patent matters involving various technologies, including semiconductor chips, microelectromechanical systems, medical devices, video technology and software systems. Ms. Ray has also successfully litigated numerous trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. Ms. Ray earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She has a B.S. in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in health policy and administration from Yale University. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Aaron P. Rubin, a member of the Technology Transactions practice, resident in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on transactions and counseling involving intellectual property and technology, including structuring and negotiating license agreements, supply agreements, technology transfers, joint development agreements, information technology and business process outsourcing transactions and other intellectual property and commercial matters relevant to software, hardware, electronic commerce, social media and other advanced information technology businesses. Mr. Rubin served as law clerk to the Honorable William H. Orrick and the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins, both U.S. District Judges for the Northern District of California. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.