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Baker Hostetler Expands D.C. Office Paul E. Poirot Joins Firm IP Practice

Monday, November 22, 2010

Washington, DC – Baker Hostetler announced today that Paul E. Poirot has joined the firm’s Washington Office as a Partner in its Intellectual Property Group. Poirot, who was most recently a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, is an experienced patent litigator and enhances Baker Hostetler’s rapidly growing IP practice.

Poirot specializes in patent litigation and licensing for semiconductor, electronics, software and digital media manufacturers. His professional experience includes two years in Tokyo working on IP matters for Hitachi, Ltd. Poirot holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

“We are pleased to welcome Paul to Baker Hostetler,” said Jeffrey Paravano, Washington Office Managing Partner. “He brings with him terrific experience that adds depth and breadth to one of our fastest growing practice areas.”

“With more than 12 years of experience, Paul is a seasoned attorney who joins a strong practice that includes nearly 60 dedicated IP lawyers, patent agents and scientific experts across our 11 offices,” said John Weber, Group Chair of the firm’s national IP, Technology & Media Group. “He will provide even more depth to our team as we continue to represent clients in virtually every type of case and proceeding.”

About Baker Hostetler

Founded over 90 years ago in 1916, Baker Hostetler is among the nation’s 100 largest law firms with over 600 attorneys coast to coast. The firm has offices in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Costa Mesa, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando and Washington, D.C. Its five primary practice groups are Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tax. For more information, visit the firm’s Web site at

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