Skadden Adds Patent Litigators From Dechert

Law360, New York (March 3, 2010, 3:18 PM EST) -- Two Dechert LLP patent litigation partners have left to join Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP's Silicon Valley office.

James J. Elacqua and Andrew N. Thomases joined Skadden in Palo Alto, Calif., on Feb. 24, where they plan to further expand the client base of their patent litigation practices in the tech-heavy region.

"Skadden's a top-notch firm, with an amazing client base in Silicon Valley and throughout the world," Thomases told Law360 on Wednesday.

"It's a great platform and a great client base," Elacqua said....
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