Venable Snags Baker & McKenzie Trademark Guru

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT) -- Venable LLP announced Wednesday that it had lured from Baker & McKenzie LLP a seasoned trademark and copyright attorney who once worked with law enforcement to coordinate the simultaneous seizure of counterfeit goods in 11 locations in a single day.

Marcella Ballard, a former assistant district attorney in New York, joined Venable on May 9 as a partner in its New York office after four years at Baker & McKenzie. Prior to her stint at Baker & McKenzie, Ballard spent 7 years at Proskauer Rose LLP....
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