Black Lowe & Graham's loss is Foster Pepper's gain
Intellectual property boutique Black Lowe & Graham lose six attorneys. Black, Joel Ard, P.G. Scott Born, Douglas Grady, Richard Koske and Richard Vershave quit BLG to join hands with Seattle-based Foster Pepper. Richard Black was the co-founder of BLG. BLG has also changed its name to Lowe Graham Jones. Foster Pepper is well known for land use and commercial real estate practices. Foster Pepper, until now, had only two full-time attorneys focused on intellectual property. The company has been interested in raising the IP practice for quite some time. Most of BLG's clients have remained, except for a few who have chosen to move with Black.