Mayer Brown announced today that it had promoted 21 lawyers in its offices worldwide to partner, including two lawyers in its Washington office.
The new partners in Washington are Ann Marie Duffy, who has an intellectual property practice, and Adam Hudes, who handles litigation and dispute resolution.
"In addition to outstanding legal skills, these lawyers have demonstrated leadership, business acumen, excellence in client service and commitment to teamwork across practice areas and geographic boundaries, and we are delighted to welcome them as Mayer Brown partners," firm Chairman Paul Theiss said in a statement.
Duffy's practice includes patent and trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets and breach of contract, according to her firm bio. Her litigation experience has involved a wide range of technologies, from battery spill-containment devices to online computer software. E-discovery issues are also among Duffy's specialties.
Hudes' practice focuses on antitrust and complex commercial litigation, having litigated cases involving everything from home insulation and computer hardware to transgenic corn seed and food products, according to his firm bio. He's also counseled companies on marketing, distribution and trade practice issues.
The firm also announced today that it promoted lawyers to partner in its offices in Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Houston, New York and London.