Updated 3:42 p.m.
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck has added a member to its intellectual property practice.
Robert Parker, formerly a partner at Baker & McKenzie, focuses his practice on civil matters involving IP, technology, regulatory and internal commercial issues.
He has argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals in the Federal, D.C., Fourth and Eleventh circuits. Parker has also represented clients before the International Trade Commission.
In an interview, Parker cited his longstanding work relationship with member Steven Lieberman on several pro bono matters as one of the reasons he joined the firm.
"Baker is a wonderful firm, but it cast a very wide net and created some conflict issues we were not able to resolve," Parker said.
On the practice front, Parker said that IP and patent litigation have been particularly active practices, with the Supreme Court weighing in often.
"That starts with the Patent and Trademark Office and the district courts and goes all the way up to the Supreme Court," Parker said. "It's an exciting time to be part of that practice area and I look forward to being very much involved as Rothwell Figg has been for decades."