SAN DIEGO, CA (January 25, 2007) — The San Diego office of McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to welcome associates George Colindres and Monique Ho to its corporate practice. Their arrival comes on the heels of the arrival of partner Peter N. Townshend, who joined McDermott late last year. All three lawyers are members of the Firm's Private Equity/Emerging Companies Practice Group.
"McDermott and its strategic focus on continued growth in California is a perfect fit for our group," commented Mr. Townshend. "We are enthusiastic about working to further bolster the Firm's corporate practice in Southern California and to continue working with our emerging growth clients in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. McDermott's strength and depth across geographies and practices will be a big benefit for our high-tech and life sciences clients."
Mr. Colindres' practice includes venture capital and other private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and maintenance, corporate governance, convertible note and other debt financings, commercial law, licensing, stock option plans and executive compensation, executive employment agreements, and venture capital and private equity fund formation. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and his B.S.F.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Ms. Ho's practice includes venture capital and other private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and maintenance, corporate governance, convertible note and other debt financings, licensing, stock option plans and executive compensation, executive employment agreements, and cross-border transactions. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law and her B.A. from the University of California, Davis.
Mr. Townshend has extensive experience representing emerging companies and investors in venture capital and various other transactions. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions; venture capital; corporate formation; distribution, development, manufacturing, licensing and other commercial transactions; and executive compensation and employment agreements. His clients span various industries, including life sciences, medical device, software, wireless, semiconductors, internet, telecommunications, computer hardware, venture funds and angel networks. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business and his B.A. from Yale University.
"Peter and his group complement our existing focus in San Diego while expanding our scope of services here," commented partner-in-charge of the San Diego office.
The lawyers in our San Diego office focus on intellectual property protection for life sciences and high tech companies. In San Diego, McDermott provides a unique combination of technical and scientific knowledge with years of industry-specific legal work. The Firm's San Diego presence complements the already significant strength and depth of our well-established firm-wide international intellectual property and corporate practices.