Paul Hastings Bolsters Intellectual Property and Technology Practice with Addition of Matthew Berger in Palo Alto and Tokyo

October 15, 2009

Palo Alto, CA and Tokyo, Japan (October 15, 2009) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Matthew Berger, formerly of Morrison & Foerster, LLP, has joined Paul Hastings as a partner in both the Palo Alto and Tokyo offices. Most recently serving as the chair of Morrison & Foersters Technology Transactions Group in its Tokyo office, Mr. Bergers practice focuses on complex technology transactions and intellectual property counseling and advice, generally for clients in high technology industries such as the semiconductor, life sciences and alternative energy industries. He will continue to serve clients based in the US, Japan and Europe.

We are experiencing an increase in technology-related work from a wide variety of clients, said Robert Miller, global chair of Paul Hastings Corporate Department. Matts global technology and IP transactions practice and his experience representing clients in a wide variety of large and complex matters will be a valuable addition to our strong global transactional capabilities. He is a most welcome addition to our firm.

Mr. Berger has an extensive corporate transactional practice representing clients in a wide variety of matters such as licensing and joint development, manufacturing, sales and distribution, joint venture and strategic alliance, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and adversarial licensing and settlement matters and for a wide variety of technologies such as semiconductors, other hardware devices and systems, software, biotechnology and pharmaceutical products, medical devices, medical systems, PV polysilicon and solar cells, and multimedia and entertainment products and content.  Some of the clients he has represented in a major technology deal in the last five years include Atmel, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Seiko Epson Corporation, Teijin Pharma, Toshiba, and Zeon Corporation.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker is a leading global law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.



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