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Chadbourne & Parke Poaches Squires from Goldman Sachs

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New York’s Chadbourne & Parke has poached John A. Squires from Goldman Sachs, where he was chief intellectual property counsel.

Squires will co-chair Chadbourne & Parke’s IP practice with partner Walter G. Hanchuk.

Squires founded Goldman Sachs’ patent practice nine years ago, and he has been credited with giving the practice a more global focus

  
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Squires has also been involved in a number of public IP initiatives. He has chaired the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association’s IP subcommittee since 2004, and co-authored an examination quality program with the US Patent and Trademark Office. He worked with Congress to bring about improvements in patent law. And he has filed several amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Squires was general counsel and chief IP counsel for New Jersey-based enginnering conglomerate Honeywell.

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, founded in 1902 by Thomas L. Chadbourne, has some 400 lawyers and tax advisors in 13 offices in nine countries. Chadbourne is best known for its global practice in project finance & energy, international insurance and reinsurance practice, multi-jurisdictional litigation in courts from Rhode Island to Russia, and corporate transactions.

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