Steptoe & Johnson Opens Office In Palo Alto

Law360, Los Angeles (January 24, 2014, 8:26 PM EST) -- Steptoe & Johnson LLP snagged two former King & Spalding LLP patent litigators to man its expansion into northern California, the firm said Friday.

Steptoe brought on partner William Abrams to anchor the firm’s new Palo Alto office as its managing partner, and Sanjeet Dutta as a partner, the firm said. The move is Steptoe’s first into Silicon Valley, though they’ve long had clients there, the firm said.

The addition of the pair will help support Steptoe’s intellectual property practice, the firm’s fastest-growing area, it said...
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