Steptoe & Johnson launches in Silicon Valley

January 30, 2014 Steptoe & Johnson is set to launch a Palo Alto office, which will be led by patent litigator William F. Abrams from Bingham McCutchen and staffed by two intellectual property partners from King & Spalding.

“While Steptoe has long had clients in Silicon Valley, putting down roots there has been an important priority of the firm,” said Phil West, chair of Steptoe.  “The new office in Palo Alto will allow us to better serve our existing clients in the region as well as expand our services, particularly in intellectual property, cybersecurity, tax, litigation and technology.” 

Mr. Abrams added:  “Steptoe is a firm of outstanding reputation and accomplishment, with great commitment to excellence and professionalism, and deep strength in IP litigation and technology.  The opportunity to join Steptoe and lead the team establishing an office in Silicon Valley is tremendous.  I look forward to working with my new colleagues and building our new office in Silicon Valley.”

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