Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Expands IP Litigation Practice
-- New Partner Larry Shatzer Brings Extensive Patent Litigation and ITC Experience --

Alicia Towler White
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
(212) 497-7774

PALO ALTO, CA (June 1, 2010) - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced that Larry L. Shatzer has become a partner at the firm. An expert in patent litigation with substantial trial experience before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in federal district court, Shatzer joins the firm from Foley & Lardner, where he was the firm-wide chair of Foley's intellectual property litigation practice. He will be based in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Washington, D.C., office.

"The firm's IP litigation practice has grown dramatically in recent years, resulting in an impressive track record for our work in bet-the-company patent cases," said CEO Steve Bochner. "Larry's demonstrated skill as a trial lawyer, years of experience in the technology field, and familiarity with the ITC and other key trial venues make him a welcome addition to the firm. He will be a great member of the patent litigation team and an invaluable D.C.-based resource for our clients."

With more than 20 years of experience litigating complex intellectual property matters, Shatzer's work has involved both jury and non-jury trials—including serving as first chair—as well as arguments before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Federal and Fourth Circuits. He has more than two dozen Section 337 ITC investigations to his credit, and his expertise encompasses a broad array of technology sectors, including biotechnology, chemicals, semiconductors, telecommunications, and mechanical systems. He served as president of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association in 2002 and has been a member of the organization's Executive Committee for nearly 15 years.

Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Shatzer was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Foley & Lardner. Before his tenure at Foley, Shatzer was an associate, and then a partner, at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg in D.C. He received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1987 and his B.A. from David Lipscomb College in 1984.

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