Latham & Watkins announced it has added lateral partners to its offices in Washington D.C. and Houston. Joining the firm litigation department in D.C. is partner Lawrence J. Gotts, who was previously with Paul Hastings. In Houston, Craig S. Kornreich joins as a partner in the firm’s finance department from Vinson & Elkins.
Gotts’ practice focuses on litigation and trial of intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters. He will join the firm’s global intellectual property litigation practice Group.
“Larry is a widely respected patent litigator with an outstanding reputation as a formidable trial lawyer,” said Eric Bernthel, managing partner of Latham’s D.C. office. “His background and trial experience have strong synergies with our practice, particularly in the aerospace, telecommunications, high-tech, consumer products, and medical device and life science sectors. His addition to the team signals another major step forward in the advancement of our cross-border patent litigation capab ilities.”
Kornreich’s practice focuses on representing arrangers and borrowers in syndicated bank financings within the energy sector, including MLP financings, sponsor backed acquisition financings, asset based lending facilities, first and second lien financings, and project financings.
Kornreich has particular experience representing parties involved in financings in the oil and gas sector, as well as participants in the power and renewable industry.
“Craig adds further strength to our energy industry practice through his product expertise, market experience and industry relationships,” said Michael Dillard, office managing partner of Latham & Watkins in Houston. “His specialized bank finance expertise in the oil and gas sector complements our transactional capabilities in Houston and more broadly our global energy practice.”
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys in 30 offices around the world.