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Michelman & Robinson Expands its San Francisco Litigation Practice with the Addition of Partners William E. Adams and David C. Lee, and Associate Ilse C. Scott

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August 1, 2013

Michelman & Robinson, LLP (“M&R”) is pleased to announce that William E. Adams (Partner), David C. Lee (Partner) and Ilse C. Scott (Associate) have joined M&R’s San Francisco office.   They will be practicing within M&R’s Commercial and Business Litigation Department.

Mr. Adams brings over 23 years of experience representing individuals, small businesses and large corporations in a broad range of business and real estate litigation matters including claims of commercial fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair business practices, breach of contract, corporate and securities claims and trademark and copyright infringement. Most recently a partner in the business litigation group at Hanson Bridgett, LLP, he has tried more than 50 cases and handled several appeals. Mr. Adams also serves as a judge for the Santa Clara County Superior Court and a judicial arbitrator for the Alameda County Superior Court.
“I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to join a fast growing, industry-focused firm like Michelman & Robinson,” Adams said. “The firm’s entrepreneurial spirit and collegial culture align perfectly with my personal and professional goals.”

Mr. Lee also brings extensive litigation knowledge with over 16 years of experience handling complex business and corporate litigation matters. He has broad transactional and litigation experience, with a particular focus on intellectual property and contractual disputes. He also provides risk management and general counsel advice to start-ups and growing companies. Mr. Lee comes to Michelman & Robinson from Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP, where he was the co-chair of its litigation department. He is currently the chair and secretary of the Alameda County Bar Association Executive Committee and a member of the International Trademark Association.

Ms. Scott joins as an associate with nearly 10 years of experience in commercial litigation. She has focused her practice on business litigation and intellectual property matters involving trade secrets, real property, business torts and copyright and patent infringement. Joining the firm from Fitzgerald Abbot & Beardsley LLP, she has regularly appeared before both federal and state courts in California, Arizona and Pennsylvania, and participated in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Ms. Scott is Chair of FABWomen, board member of Women Lawyers of Alameda County and member of California Women Lawyers.

“Bill, David and Ilse’s extensive experience in commercial and business litigation matters will be a tremendous addition to the M&R team,” said Dana A. Kravetz, Michelman & Robinson’s managing partner. “Their litigation experience and industry expertise will further solidify our mission to provide exemplary representation to our clients.”