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Rimon awarded for its innovation by both the Financial Times and American Bar Association Journal
Sep 12, 2012
Rimon continues to receive recognition from the top levels of the legal world, and we continue to grow in new and exciting directions.
This autumn, we were honored by both the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2012 list as well as the American Bar Association’s official publication, the ABA Journal, as one of their top 10 “Legal Rebels.” The Legal Rebels Award is granted by the Journal's editors to innovators who demonstrate a clear vision of the legal profession's future, and who are implementing new ways to practice law and represent clients. The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2012 report honors "law firms that are bringing fresh thinking and practices to solving business problems in America."
The ABA story highlighted two of our defining characteristics, calling Rimon: “a high-tech, no- pomp practice.” The profile notes Rimon's success in bringing about the “removal of unnecessary bureaucracy, politics and inefficiency” that exert negative pressures on attorney billing practices. By removing these pressures, attorneys can instead focus on providing excellent and cost-effective legal services.
The Financial Times applauded Rimon's use of cloud technology to produce top-tier work across its ten offices.
As exciting as the Financial Times award and ABA profile are for our firm, even more important is our continued growth. This summer, we added three new partners, each with unique and highly respected practices.
Wade Savoy, who founded and led Walmart’s intellectual property in-house team, has joined as a Partner in our new New Orleans office.
Wade served as an assistant General Counsel of Intellectual Property at Walmart, where he built a team of more than a dozen attorneys. When he was brought in, Walmart had not yet developed an effective IP policy. Wade created this policy, developing IP training programs, overseeing an international portfolio of over 10,000 trademark applications and registrations, analyzing claims of infringement based on cutting-edge technology, and creating a program to review products in China and other overseas markets to avoid intellectual property problems. In addition to his oversight of the intellectual property group, Wade was responsible for handling numerous multi-million dollar transactions.
Paul Beattie a Washington Super Lawyer, has opened up our new Seattle office. Paul focuses on intellectual property counseling and litigation, including patent, plant patent, design patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, non-compete, and licensing cases. Paul brings a very strong trial background, having tried over 70 cases with a 90% success rate in trials and commercial arbitrations.
Paul previously worked at several noted IP law firms, including Darby & Darby, P.S. and Foley & Lardner and has taught both law and immunology.
Dr. Douglas Y. Park, a former business school professor who received a PhD in Business before going to law school, assists companies in navigating difficult issues that cross existing functional and disciplinary lines. He addresses complex situations that cut across corporate governance, corporate and securities law, and strategy. He helps companies think past basic legal risks to create new opportunities for success.
In his legal career, Dr. Park has represented companies in corporate governance, securities law and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and compliance matters. He has a strong interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Dr. Park practiced corporate and securities law at Orrick and business litigation at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy. Dr. Park will continue to teach at the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program and he serves as President of the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley.