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Nixon Peabody Adds 2 New IP Litigation Partners in Palo Alto, CA Office


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jeffrey J. Lokey and Shawn G. Hansen are the latest additions to Nixon Peabody’s Palo Alto office as the law firm expands its IP litigation talent.Located in the heart of the world’s innovation capital, our Palo Alto office represents many of the most dynamic and creative companies.

“Shawn’s and Jeff’s experience and talent align nicely with the primary needs of Silicon Valley businesses as our clients innovate, create and grow,” said Gregory O’Hara, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Palo Alto office. “They will be significant resources to our clients in the valley and throughout California as Jeff and Shawn leverage their deep technical and legal experience to help clients protect their innovations.”

Based in Nixon Peabody’s Palo Alto office, Jeff helps companies stay ahead of the competition while rigorously protecting their business interests. He advises clients on patent litigation, trade secret litigation, as well as general commercial litigation. Additionally, Jeff counsels hedge funds, venture capitalists, and joint ventures in securities disputes.

With offices in Palo Alto and Los Angeles to serve high technology and media companies from Silicon Valley to Silicon Beach, Shawn brings to Nixon Peabody a successful track record of representing emerging and established companies in complex patent litigation and related matters on a national and global basis. A registered patent attorney, Shawn complements his litigation capabilities with strategic patent counseling and patent prosecution to give clients 360° vision of IP.

“In the high stakes world of IP litigation where the technology at issue can be intricate and complex, Shawn and Jeff excel at communicating concepts of fact and law in a clear and persuasive manner to keep our clients’ businesses moving forward,” said Russell Genet, leader of Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice.

Shawn joins Nixon Peabody from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Shawn and Jeff worked together for almost 10 years at Manatt where they were both partners. They are excited to work together again. Shawn graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and earned his Bachelor’s degree in human biology from Brigham Young University.

Jeff, most recently a partner at Greenberg Traurig, earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco and his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.

About Nixon Peabody LLP

At Nixon Peabody, we see 21st century law as a tool to help shape our clients’ futures. We are constantly thinking about what is important to our clients now and next so we can foresee obstacles and opportunities in their space and smooth the way. We work together to handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property and finance anywhere in the world.



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