Bingham McCutchen has announced that Steven Frank has joined the firm as
a partner in the the Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities (CMAS)
Practice Group. At Bingham, Frank will continue his leading intellectual
property practice for technology companies, which includes licensing and
collaboration, technology transfer, and patent strategy and prosecution. In
addition, he will provide deep experience in transactional IP due diligence and
will be a key addition to Bingham's growing middle-market technology M&A
practice. The author of Intellectual Property for Managers and Investors, Frank
brings nearly 25 years of experience in intellectual property law.
"Boston is one of the nation's leading high-tech centers, and Steve is a key
addition to a strong team that serves our national client base in the technology
sector," said Ralph Martin, managing partner of Bingham's Boston office. Martin
added that Bingham is committed to investing in its corporate capabilities for
clients with sophisticated legal needs in key technology centers, noting that
earlier this year, Bingham added Daniel Cooperman, former general counsel of
Apple and Oracle, to its Silicon Valley office.
Steven C. Browne, co-head of Bingham's CMAS group, noted that Frank's broad
experience in the IP field complements the firm's areas of strategic focus in
the technology sector, most notably technology company representation, strategic
M&A, private equity, TMT (technology, media and telecom) and clean
technology. "His deep experience, including his broad skill set in strategic IP
transactions, will strengthen our core technology practice and fits particularly
well with our rapidly growing technology M&A practice," Browne said.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Frank was a partner at the former Boston firm Testa
Hurwitz & Thibeault, where he practiced with Browne and other Bingham
partners, including Kevin Barry, Michael Conza, Laurie Cerveny, Jordan Hershman
and Jason Frank. "We're extremely excited to be practicing with Steve again,"
Bingham's national platform and continued investment in growing its
technology-based practices played a key role in Frank joining the firm.
"Bingham's aggressive growth in the technology M&A market is compelling
and ideal for growing my practice," said Frank. "Bingham has tremendous
transactional capabilities in the technology space, and Bingham's investment in
technology company representation and related intellectual property work is
exciting not only to me as a practitioner but also for clients."
A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, Frank is recognized as
a leading IP practitioner and has been selected for inclusion in Chambers
USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He has negotiated
multimillion-dollar domestic and cross-border licenses, as well as
technology-transfer agreements involving leading universities and research
institutions. He advises technology companies, from late-stage public companies
to emerging-growth companies, in the development and execution of
business-driven IP strategies.
Bingham, www.bingham.com, offers a broad
range of market-leading practices nationally and internationally. The firm has
1,100 lawyers in 13 locations in the United States, Europe and