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Andrews Kurth Welcomes Attorneys from Kenyon & Kenyon to Create Intellectual Property and Technology Powerhouse

August 29, 2016
Houston, Texas

(Houston, Texas)—Andrews Kurth, an international business law firm with market-leading practices in energy, finance and technology, announced today that it has entered into an agreement that will allow it to bolster its intellectual property and technology practice by adding 55 lawyers from Kenyon & Kenyon. Kenyon is a top-tier intellectual property and technology firm long recognized for its global legal work in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, counseling and prosecution for Fortune 500 companies. The firm will market its intellectual property and technology practice and certain offices as Andrews Kurth Kenyon. The transaction is scheduled to close, and the Kenyon & Kenyon team would join the firm, in early September.

“It’s not often that you find a firm that shares a similar culture and core values, and it became clear early on that the Kenyon lawyers were a good fit for us,” said Bob Jewell, who will remain the firm’s managing partner. “Strengthening these practice specialties immediately makes us a top-tier destination for domestic and international clients for their intellectual property and technology needs.” 

“We are extremely pleased to be part of this exciting firm. Andrews Kurth has a stellar reputation, and I am confident that with the broad geographic reach and deep resources of Andrews Kurth, we can build on our international success as a full-service intellectual property and technology firm,” said Kenyon & Kenyon managing partner Edward Colbert, who will serve on the firm’s Policy Committee and as global co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice.

“Information assets lie at the core of modern business, which is why a business law firm like Andrews Kurth has been expanding its intellectual property and technology practice over the past several years,” said Jeff Dodd, who will also serve as global co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice. “Andrews Kurth has been building a practice that has been gaining recognition, but this combination immediately catapults our combined practice into the top ranks.” 

With the addition of these talented lawyers, the firm will enhance its ability to advise clients in sophisticated transactions and restructurings, high-stakes dispute resolution and complex regulatory matters, both domestically and internationally, with a much deeper intellectual property and technology group. The firm will add Kenyon’s established Silicon Valley presence in Palo Alto, CA, a key venue for technology innovation and intellectual property litigation, as well as venture capital and emerging company work and a bridge to the firm’s growing Asia-Pacific practice.

Kenyon’s core institutional client base will now have one-stop for their legal needs across a broad spectrum of practice specialties. Clients of Andrews Kurth Kenyon will have access to over 400 attorneys in 11 cities (Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, New York, Research Triangle Park, Silicon Valley, The Woodlands and Washington, DC).

Andrews Kurth is consistently ranked as a top-tier firm by Chambers & Partners USA, Thomson Reuters, mergermarket, Bond Buyer, Texas Lawyer, IAM 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, The Deal, Legal 500, U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Bloomberg and many others.

Kenyon & Kenyon has long been recognized as a Top IP firm by such publications as Chambers & Partners USA, Legal 500, IAM 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trademark Review. The firm has been cited for its work in all areas of intellectual property law, including copyright litigation, patent litigation and prosecution, and trademark litigation and prosecution.

About Andrews Kurth LLP
Since 1902, Andrews Kurth has built its practice on the belief that “straight talk is good business.” Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the law firm’s relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. For more information visit andrewskurth.com.

About Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
Founded in 1879, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP has been a leading intellectual property law firm whose sophisticated and business-oriented approach helps clients succeed with their intellectual property strategies. Kenyon’s global clients, many of whom are worldwide industry leaders, have relied on Kenyon for years for high-stakes litigation, prosecution, licensing and counseling needs for decades. For more information visit kenyon.com.

Michael Blanchard of GLC Law Firm Consulting was hired by Kenyon & Kenyon to assist with the transaction.

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