New Partner Joining Hogan Lovells
Summary: The Houston office of Hogan Lovells is adding a new partner to their Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Practice Group.
Hogan Lovells has welcomed a new partner in their Houston Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Practice Group. John (Jay) Yates has a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, a MPhil. Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. and B.S. from Rice University in Electrical Engineering.
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Yates will continue to represent clients in the high tech, energy, and banking industries with issues in IP litigation, disputed technology, patent counseling, and transactional problems. While he has expertise in the energy sector, he is also highly qualified to work with clients in a variety of other industries such as software and electrical engineering.
Celine Crowson, head of Hogan Lovells’ Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Practice in the Americas said, “Jay’s unique skill set and energy-focused background will broaden our practice to address a number of growing issues in the space. His wide-ranging practice across numerous industries will provide a platform of collaboration for the firm to better serve our clients.”
Managing partner of Hogan Lovells Houston office Bruce Oakley explained, “Houston is the energy capital of the world and the addition of Jay highlights our commitment to expanding top line client service during a consequential time for the industry. Jay’s respected reputation in the legal community, both nationally and locally, coupled with his unique background in the energy space will strengthen our IP capabilities in the Houston market.”