November 01, 2011

Faegre & Benson Adds Six Associates in Denver

Faegre & Benson today announced that it has added six associates in its Corporate, Environmental and Intellectual Property practices in Denver.

The six new associates are:

  • Charles Cotter (Corporate practice) – Mr. Cotter is a graduate of Columbia Law School, and he earned his bachelor's degree from Vassar College. He most recently was an associate in the Capital Markets and Securities practice at Seward & Kissel in New York City, where he represented issuers and underwriters with respect to public and private equity offerings and debt offerings. He also served as associate general counsel at Ellington Capital Management.
  • Kate Kalanick (Corporate practice) – Ms. Kalanick is a graduate, magna cum laude, of the University of Minnesota Law School, and she earned her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Boston College. She previously served as a summer associate at Faegre & Benson, where she helped draft commercial property contracts and wrote memoranda on issues such as eminent domain, federal securities regulation, limited liability companies, arbitration clauses, and the mortgage crisis.
  • Robert O'Loughlin (Intellectual Property practice) – Mr. O'Loughlin is a graduate, cum laude, of the Washburn University School of Law, and he earned his bachelor's degree from Washburn University. His experience includes preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent and trademark applications; managing patent portfolios; performing clearance investigations; preparing patentability opinions, non-infringement opinions, and validity opinions; and advising clients regarding various global intellectual property matters.
  • Tommy Olsen (Environmental practice) – Mr. Olsen is a graduate, cum laude, of the Georgetown University Law Center, and he earned his bachelor's degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago. In addition to previously serving as a summer associate at Faegre & Benson, he was a legal intern with the Department of the Interior's Office of the Solicitor and prior to attending law school was an aide to U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar.
  • Joel Sayres (Intellectual Property practice) – Mr. Sayres is a graduate of Yale Law School, and he earned his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Haverford College. Prior to joining Faegre & Benson, he served as law clerk to the Hon. David M. Ebel at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. He also was a directing attorney at the Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles, where he supervised attorneys and staff and represented clients directly in litigating diverse matters in state and federal court, including mortgage fraud and home-equity theft.
  • Katie Schwalb (Intellectual Property) – Ms. Schwalb is a graduate, Order of the Coif, of the University of Colorado School of Law, and she earned her LL.M. degree in Chinese Law from Peking University and her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. She previously served as an associate in Faegre & Benson's IP practice before becoming a law clerk for Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Prior to law school, Ms. Schwalb worked for the Chicago field office of the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

"We are pleased to welcome these six new associates to Faegre & Benson," said Linda L. Rockwood, executive partner in the firm's Denver office. "They are outstanding attorneys who are joining three practice areas – Corporate, Environmental, and IP – that recently were recognized as being in the top tier by Chambers USA, and we know that they will distinguish themselves with us and our clients."

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