LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2008) — The Los Angeles office of McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to welcome Adel F. Bebawy as the newest partner to its office. Mr. Bebawy will be a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department. His practice focuses on outsourcing and telecommunications, technology and intellectual property transactional matters, media and entertainment and complex commercial and e-commerce transactions.
"Adel's incredible experience will be valuable to our continually developing intellectual property practice and our ongoing growth in the Los Angeles office," commented Terrence McMahon, head of the Firm's global Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department.
"McDermott's intellectual property practice is widely recognized and I am delighted to join the Firm," commented Mr. Bebawy. "McDermott enables me to provide my clients with more comprehensive intellectual property services."
Mr. Bebawy represents both customers and vendors, as well as both licensors and licensees. He has experience representing clients in a broad range of intellectual property, technology and commercial transactions in various sectors including, retail, fiber optics, biotechnology, medical devices, semiconductors and alternative energy.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Bebawy was a chemist at Van Leer Containers, Inc. for two years. Mr. Bebawy earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the California and Los Angeles Bar Associations.
"We are delighted Adel has joined us. The wide range of skills he brings with him complement our existing local and national transactional practice. Adel will be an asset to our office, as well as across the Firm," commented Jorge Arciniega, head of McDermott's Los Angeles Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department.
Our Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes more than 215 lawyers and patent agents working in all of our offices throughout the world. We are renowned for our trial and appellate experience, and are ranked as one of the strongest IP litigation firms for both plaintiffs and defendants. Our practice in procurement and licensing in the patent, trademark and copyright areas is recognized for its depth and breadth. Rounding out our intellectual property, media and technology services, the team provides client counseling and advice regarding trade secret, unfair competition, advertising, entertainment and computer law. Additionally, we work closely with our transactional and tax lawyers on the intersection of IP and corporate issues.