Chadbourne Snags Yahoo Patent VP For IP Group

Law360, New York (September 11, 2009, 4:24 PM EDT) -- The former vice president and associate general counsel for the global patent division at Yahoo Inc., Duane Valz, has signed on to join Chadbourne & Park LLP.

Valz, who joins as a partner, will split his time between the firm’s Los Angeles and Silicon Valley branches, the firm announced Thursday.

“Duane’s hiring is a continuation of our strategy,” said John Squires, the co-chair of Chadbourne’s IP group, who himself recently arrived from Goldman Sachs. “He is a tremendous addition to our team as we build out...
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