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Morgan Lewis Commercial Litigation Newsletter: Winter 2012

Winter 2012

In this issue:

  • Trend Report: Focus on Technology
  • Our Technology Industry Litigation Capabilities
  • Recent Expansion News: Morgan Lewis Expands Litigation Capabilities in London and Opens New Offices in Moscow and Almaty
  • Meet Our Technology Industry Litigation Team Leaders

Trend Report: Focus on Technology
By Chris Banks

This is the second in a series of trend reports tailored for our clients and friends to help companies stay a step ahead of legal issues that may affect their businesses. In this issue, Morgan Lewis lawyers have identified the following five litigation trends in the technology industry:

1. Privacy and Data Security: The rise in cloud computing, with computer users increasingly using applications and storing data remotely, has resulted in significant increases in the amount of personal data and sensitive information (including commercially sensitive) that is stored remotely in aggregated data centers. At the same time, growing computing power has made data encryption cracking and other forms of "hacking" more powerful.

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Our Technology Industry Litigation Capabilities

Morgan Lewis recognizes that change, innovation, and competitive edge are the lifeblood of our clients across the hardware, software, Internet, wireless, semiconductor, and cleantech sectors. With up-to-the minute command of the trends, emerging markets, and evolving laws and regulations affecting the technology industry, we collaborate with globally established leaders in this space — as well as with some of the world's most promising, innovative start-ups — to clear the way toward their strategic goals.

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Recent Expansion News: Morgan Lewis Expands Litigation Capabilities in London and Opens New Offices in Moscow and Almaty

The firm has experienced significant international growth over the last year, with the announcement of two new offices and the arrival of more than 70 lawyers and 70 staff members to our offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States. The announcement brings our total number of offices around the globe to 24.

As part of the expansion this summer, the firm added more than 20 lawyers in London, including Litigation partners Peter Sharp, David Waldron, and Nick Greenwood. Peter was most recently the managing partner of another AmLaw 100 firm, while David served as overseas co-chair of that firm's Litigation Department and co-chair of its Oil, Gas, and Energy Dispute Resolution Group.

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Meet Our Technology Industry Litigation Team Leaders
  • Jim E. DelBello
  • Howard Holderness
  • David J. Levy

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