LONDON (20 March, 2014) -- Brown Rudnick, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven James, who has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice in London as Counsel.

Joining from Latham & Watkins, Steven will specialise in intellectual property, technology and commercial law, with a focus on new technologies and innovation.

Commenting on the appointment, Mark Dorff, head of the International Corporate Group at Brown Rudnick, said: “Building on our market-leading intellectual property capabilities in the US, Steven’s appointment greatly expands our expertise in this area in London and is a clear indication of the firm’s ambitious growth plans for this particular practice area. We expect to be in a position to go public with more exciting news in this area in the near future.”

Tom Meyers, head of Brown Rudnick’s Intellectual Property Group and Co-Chair of the Global Life Sciences Group said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Steven to the team. He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in IP, which we know will be valued greatly by our clients.”

Steven has experience advising a wide variety of clients on both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and commercial matters, predominantly in the financial services, tech and media sectors. He has been recommended for intellectual property law in The Legal 500 directory and has been awarded a Distinction in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Oxford.

Steven added: “I am extremely excited to be joining Brown Rudnick’s IP practice. It’s a unique and compelling opportunity. I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues here in London and our IP specialists in the US, as we seek to grow this important practice area over the coming months.”

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For further information, please contact:

Dragon Associates
Paul Arvanitopoulos / Toyah Simpson
T: +44 (0)20 7495 4401
E: Paul.arvanitopoulos@dragonassocs.com / Toyah.simpson@dragonassocs.com

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