Blank Rome Absorbs 24 Lawyers in Houston Office
Blank Rome LLP has absorbed most of Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP, taking on the 5 name partners, as well as others, totaling 24 to reinforce the 60 partners they already have working in their Houston office. This change is effective as of June 9, 2015.
"We established our Houston office in 2011 to grow our Firm by assembling great legal talent in a robust regional economy and critically important market for our clients," said Alan J. Hoffman, Blank Rome's Chairman and Managing Partner. "We have made tremendous progress in a short amount of time, and the highly respected IP lawyers of Wong Cabello are a fantastic addition to Blank Rome. They bring extensive experience in the growing area of inter partes review, exceptional litigation skills, high-level patent prosecution experience, and compelling opportunities to expand our Asia practice. We are proud of the dynamic and diverse practice we have built in Houston and look forward to continued, strategic growth in this and other key markets."
The name partners joining in bring with them a close-knit background, having worked alongside each other for years. David Cabello, partner and co-chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology group, said, "We were extremely impressed with Blank Rome on a number of levels, but particularly in the Firm's ability to effectively integrate strong practice groups. We wanted to join a team that encourages success and values collegiality. Blank Rome identifies teams that fit with its culture and adds resources so they can get stronger. We've seen Blank Rome do this here in Houston, and most recently in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. We look forward to continuing to offer our clients the same quality, personalized service under the Blank Rome umbrella that now provides us with the vital resources of a national, multi-practice team."
The absorption of Cabello's team goes to intensify Blank Rome's merger with Abrams, Scott & Bickley in June 2011, giving them the leading edge in the Intellectual Property market of Houston.