The firm announced the election of nine new partners to its partnership, effective January 1, 2016. Managing Partner John B. Quinn said: “We believe we have the best young lawyers anywhere. That we elect so many partners year in and year out is just a reflection of that.”
The newly elected partners are as follows:
Jordan R. Jaffe is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. His practice focuses on technology-based litigation with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property disputes. Jordan received a B.A. in computer science and politics from Lake Forest College and a J.D., cum laude, from University of San Francisco School of Law, where he was Executive Editor of the Law Review.
David S. Mader is based in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes of all kinds, including the litigation and appeal of claims relating to financial markets and instruments, energy and resource delivery contracts, and environmental response actions. David received a Bachelor of Arts, with first class honours, from McGill University, and a J.D., with high honors, from the University of Texas, where he was an articles editor of the Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, David clerked for Judge T.S. Ellis III on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and for then-Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Ben O’Neil is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ben is a trial lawyer focused on the representation of domestic and overseas companies, boards of directors, and senior executives in investigations, crises, and litigation involving the federal government and its agencies. He received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.
Matthew D. Robson is based in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and patent litigation. Matthew received a B.E., summa cum laude, from The Cooper Union and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Daniel Salinas-Serrano is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on international arbitration with particular emphasis on investor-state arbitrations, including those administered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He also has represented clients in arbitrations administered under the UNICTRAL rules, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR/AAA). Daniel received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and clerked for the Hon. Juan M. Perez-Gimenez of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
Maaren A. Shah is based in the firm’s New York office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, arbitration, and appeals with an emphasis on business and finance matters, and she has extensive experience advising clients on strategic resolution of commercial disputes. She received a B.A. in both economics (with honors) and Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude. She holds a J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School and clerked for the Honorable Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Epaminontas Triantafilou is based in the firm’s London office. His practice focuses on international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, as well as public international law. Previously he has served as Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and as Legal Assistant to the Hon. Charles N. Brower. Epaminontas holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brandeis University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an Onassis Scholar, a McQuistion Scholar, and Comments and Developments Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law.
Mark Tung is based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. He is a trial lawyer specializing in patent litigation, and has experience in intellectual property disputes in federal courts and in the United States International Trade Commission encompassing copyright, trademark, trade dress, and trade secret. Mark received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Duncan Watson is based in the firm’s Sydney and Hong Kong offices. He is dual qualified (Australia and England & Wales), and his practice focuses on domestic Australian litigation and international commercial and treaty arbitration. He received an LLB with first class honours from the University of Queensland and a BCL with distinction from Oxford University.