December 2, 2008 (Mountain View and San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Boise, ID) – Fenwick & West LLP announced that it has elected four associates to join the Firm's partnership, effective January 1, 2009. The new equity partners are Adam Halpern, Robert Hulse, Jennifer Lloyd-Kelly and Greg Roussel.
"We are honored to welcome our newest partners," commented Managing Partner Kate Fritz. "They are exemplary attorneys who are dedicated to our clients and the firm. They are invaluable counselors to their clients, and their continued contributions will further strengthen and grow the firm."
Adam Halpern is a member of Fenwick's Tax group. His practice focuses on representing companies in U.S. tax planning and tax controversy, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions, restructurings, and disputes. He has substantial experience in developing international legal and operational structures that provide tax efficiencies for business. He has successfully represented clients in federal tax controversies at all levels, including IRS Examination, IRS Appeals, and the U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Halpern is a frequent speaker on U.S. international tax rules and developments, and has published numerous articles in leading tax journals. He graduated summa cum laude from Hastings College of the Law and has an A.B. in philosophy from Princeton University.
Robert Hulse is a member of the firm's Patent group. Mr. Hulse's practice focuses on prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of technical fields, as well as intellectual property counseling, due diligence, and litigation. Mr. Hulse is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he teaches patent drafting and prosecution. Mr. Hulse received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where he was the Senior Articles Editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review. He also has an M.S. in engineering from Harvey Mudd College and a bachelor's degree in engineering with honors, Tau Beta Pi, from Harvey Mudd College, and in economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Jennifer Lloyd Kelly is a member of Fenwick's Litigation group and its IP & Technology subgroup. Ms. Kelly's practice focuses on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on copyright, trademark, trade secret, false advertising and unfair competition disputes involving technology companies. Ms. Kelly's recent litigation successes include obtaining a dismissal with prejudice, via a motion to dismiss, of all copyright and trademark claims asserted against one of the world's leading video game publishers. Ms. Kelly has published numerous articles and presented on intellectual property matters, including at the Practicing Law Institute and Stanford Law School. Ms. Kelly is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, American Bar Association, and the Queen's Bench Bar Association of the San Francisco Bay Area, an organization dedicated to furthering the interests of women in the legal profession. Ms. Kelly is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She received her B. A. in political science with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Davis.
Greg Roussel is a member of the firm's Corporate group. His practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions involving technology companies. He has extensive experience with clients in the video game, social networking and mobile application market sectors. Mr. Roussel earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School where he was an editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. He also has a B.B.A. in finance and a B.A. in economics from Southern Methodist University.
Established in 1972, Fenwick & West works closely with technology and life sciences companies that are changing the world through innovation, and the investors that finance them. The firm has more than 30 years of experience crafting innovative solutions to the business challenges that arise at the intersection of technology and the law. Fenwick & West clients, who range from start-up ventures to global enterprises, value our attorneys' deep industry experience and understanding of their technologies.