Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C., a law firm serving clients nationally and in Europe, announced Wednesday that it has opened a new Washington, D.C., office.
The new D.C. office will be led by Kevin Bell, Scott Chamber sand Richard Oparil, intellectual property lawyers who are joining the firm from Squire Patton Boggs, according to a Porzio news release. They will be joined in the office by Timothy Ayers, a principal with Porzio.
“A unique entrepreneurial spirit, long-standing commitment to excellent client service, dedication to the professional growth of its lawyers and a genuinely collaborative culture constitute a highly attractive environment and were the deciding factors that convinced Scott, Richard, me and our support team to join Porzio in establishing a D.C. office,” Bell said. “The firm has the geographic presence and strength in IP and other key practices to offer clients excellent representation under highly competitive conditions. We are very excited about this opportunity to contribute to this next phase of Porzio’s IP practice and to the firm’s growth overall.”
Ayers counsels pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies on a range of compliance-related issues. Bell will handle matters relating to complex patent litigation, involving large intellectual property portfolios and foreign jurisdictions. Oparil will focus his efforts in biotechnology, defense, financial services, software and other clients in patent infringement, trade regulation and complex business litigation. Chambers will focus on patents.
The new location, 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, will house approximately 12 new lawyers and professionals, according to the release.
Porzio, based in Morristown, currently has offices in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.
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