Norton Rose Fulbright’s US member firm names eight new partners

January 9, 2014

Contacts

On January 1, eight lawyers were promoted to partner in the global legal practice of Norton Rose Fulbright's US member firm.

The new partners are:

Brian Boyle
Matthew Dekovich
Energy and Infrastructure Litigation
Eric HerzogFinancial Institutions and Insurance Litigation
Robert GreesonIntellectual Property Transactions and Patent Prosecution
Scarlet McNellie
Vandana Rupani
Mergers & Acquisitions / Securities
Stephen HuffakerLife Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Litigation
Mark OakesSecurities Litigation, Investigations and SEC Enforcement

Linda Addison, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright's US member firm, commented:

"Each of our new partners has demonstrated tremendous legal skill and acumen in key industry sectors, such as energy, financial institutions, life sciences and technology. This new group of partners has also shown a commitment to client service, which we place as the highest priority at Norton Rose Fulbright. We are proud of their continued growth and look forward to their future achievements."

Energy and Infrastructure Litigation

Brian Boyle focuses his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on energy industry matters. Practicing in Norton Rose Fulbright's Houston office, he has represented clients in disputes concerning both domestic and international energy transactions and activities in areas ranging from exploration and production to marketing and transportation. Boyle received his JD from the University of Houston Law Center and his BA from The University of Texas.

Matthew Dekovich centers his practice on complex commercial litigation involving business tort claims, contract disputes, oil and gas issues, class actions and qui tam claims. Working in Norton Rose Fulbright's Houston office, he has an active trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts, while also representing clients in private arbitrations. Dekovich earned his JD from Harvard Law School and his BA from the University of Michigan.

Financial Institutions and Insurance Litigation

Eric Herzog concentrates on complex litigation, including class actions, insurance and securities litigation. Working in Norton Rose Fulbright's Los Angeles office, he regularly represents broker-dealers in litigation and regulatory matters and defends class actions brought under California's Unfair Competition Law. He earned his JD from the University of Southern California Law School and his BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Intellectual Property Transactions and Patent Prosecution

Robert Greeson concentrates on patent litigation, licensing, transactions and prosecution in Norton Rose Fulbright's Dallas office. His technology experience includes wireless systems, wireless devices, eCommerce software and services, network infrastructure, communication software, storage devices, green energy and mechanical devices. He received his JD from Baylor University School of Law, his MS in applied physics from The University of Texas at Dallas and his BA from Austin College.

Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Litigation

Stephen Huffaker handles pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation with an emphasis on mass tort coordination and strategy, early assessment and resolution of cases, and litigation risk strategy and assessment. He represents international life sciences clients from Norton Rose Fulbright's Austin office. Huffaker received his JD from The University of Texas School of Law and his BA from Yale University.

Mergers & Acquisitions/Securities

Scarlet McNellie represents public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions, equity and debt security offerings, securities compliance work, corporate governance matters, private equity transactions and venture capital investments. Her clients include leaders in energy, healthcare, technology and finance. McNellie, who practices in Norton Rose Fulbright's Dallas office, earned her JD from The University of Texas School of Law and her BA from Dartmouth College.

Vandana Rupani assists clients in establishing a business presence in the United Arab Emirates. Based in the Dubai office, she also advises on joint ventures, acquisitions, corporate governance, licensing, employment, agencies and distributorship matters. Vandana received her LL.M. from the Columbia University School of Law, New York, her LL.B. from the Government Law College, Mumbai, and B.Com. from the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai.

Securities Litigation, Investigations and SEC Enforcement

Mark Oakes focuses on commercial and securities litigation, including shareholder class action defense, derivative litigation, SEC enforcement matters, internal corporate investigations and corporate governance disputes. He has experience representing issuers, officers and directors in a variety of industries, including finance, energy and technology, practicing in Norton Rose Fulbright's Austin office. Oakes has a JD from Cornell Law School and a BA from Eckerd College.