Baker & McKenzie has added an IP litigator to its Washington ranks, the firm announced Monday.
Julie Petruzzelli, formerly a partner at Venable, joins Baker & McKenzie as a partner. She focuses her litigation practice on matters including patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright disputes. During the past few years Petruzzelli has increasingly served more Asian companies, particularly those based in Japan.
In an interview, Petruzzelli said that Baker & McKenzie's footprint matched the growing global demand of her clients.
"[Baker's] global focus and the extremely strong IP group are two combinations that are difficult to ignore," Petruzzelli said. "It is an exciting time for IP practitioners."