Four IP Pros Join Fox Rothschild in New York and Denver

February 18, 2015 – In The News
Law360

William Rudy, William Hansen, Bridget Short, Jim Singer and Michael Slapo were featured in the Law360 article, “Four Ex-Lathrop IP Pros Join Fox Rothschild in NY, Denver.” Full text can be found in the February 18, 2015, issue, but a synopsis is below.

In a move that bolsters the firm’s nationwide Intellectual Property Department, Fox Rothschild has added four intellectual property attorneys with experience in a number of industries, including education, insurance and life sciences.

Based in the New York office are Partners William R. Hansen and Bridget A. Short. Partner William A. Rudy is based in the Denver office.

“Bill Hansen is a well-known and highly-respected IP litigator, and the combination of Bill and Bridget Short brings significant depth to our fast-growing New York City trademark practice,” said Jim Singer, chair of Fox’s Intellectual Property Department. “Bill Rudy is a true leader in the intellectual property field, with significant experience in handing and resolving complex patent disputes across the country.”

Rudy noted Fox’s “very aggressive, strategic growth plan” as well as the growth prospects for the IP group as among his reasons for choosing to join the firm.

“The firm has great leadership and is well managed and strong financially,” Rudy said. “I want to help the firm continue on its growth trajectory in the IP space. This is an environment in which I believe we will thrive and prosper and is very much in line with my own thinking.”

The additions to the New York office of Fox continue the steady growth in that office.

“Fox’s New York office has welcomed seven attorneys in less than one year,” said Michael I. Slapo, office managing partner for the firm’s New York office. “This growth is a tangible sign of the continued deepening of our New York-based practices and a harbinger of Fox’s ongoing commitment to strategic growth in New York.”