Schiff Hardin LLP today announced the election of nine new partners, effective January 1. The announcement was made by Marci A. Eisenstein, the firm’s Managing Partner.
“We celebrate the career advancement of these outstanding Schiff Hardin lawyers and look forward to their continued success in this firm,” said Marci. “Each of them is building a reputation for excellence in the legal profession. We are proud of their accomplishments.”
The firm’s new partners in Chicago are Diana Z. Bowman, Bina Joshi, David M. Loring, Henry Lee Mann, Lauren S. Novak, and Matthew G. Schiltz.
Diana focuses her practice on construction law. She represents owners and design professionals in both litigation and transactional matters, including contract drafting and negotiation, contract administration, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation.
Bina’s practice is centered on environmental litigation, including issues arising under the Clean Air Act, CERCLA, and related state laws. She regularly helps clients with compliance matters, both in dealing with compliance issues and in the development of compliance programs and plans.
David also focuses on environmental law, counseling and representing electric generating and large industrial clients on federal, state, and administrative litigation and regulatory matters.
Lauren handles labor and employment matters for clients in diverse industries. She resolves day-to-day employment issues, reviews employee handbooks and employment policies, and addresses a range of complex legal matters.
Henry’s practice spans mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and other private fundraising, and complex commercial agreements. He also routinely handles intellectual property matters, including copyright and trademark issues, licensing, and Internet law.
Matthew represents product manufacturers at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts throughout the country. He also advises companies on compliance and defends their interests in regulatory investigations, as well as litigates complex contractual disputes and business tort claims.
The firm’s new partners in San Francisco are Jean-Paul Cart and George Chih-Lun Yu.
Jean-Paul focuses on commercial litigation spanning business torts and commercial disputes, including consumer class actions, trademark infringement, securities fraud, derivative class actions, licensing and contract actions, insurance disputes, and privacy litigation.
George’s practice is focused on patent infringement litigation and counseling, including matters that involve complex biotechnology and medical technology products. He also serves clients in the high-tech and software products fields.
In Ann Arbor, Schiff Hardin named Jessica Sprovtsoff a new partner. She works primarily in antitrust litigation, handling Sherman Act claims and defending antitrust class actions. She also handles complex commercial disputes, representing corporate clients in state and federal courts.