Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP added Jonathan A. Patchen to the firm as a partner in the litigation department in the San Francisco office. Patchen is a leading technology and commercial trial lawyer focusing on complex civil litigation, trials and arbitrations. He was previously a partner and co-chair of the tech litigation practice group at Baker Botts LLP. Patchen counsels leading companies across the consumer brands, bioscience, technology and financial services industries on a range of technology disputes, with a particular focus on defending trade secret, employee mobility and fiduciary duty claims.
Co-managing partner Benedict Hur added, “Jonathan is a highly sought-after litigator with deep experience in complex civil and trade secret litigation and strong focus on technology disputes. His experience complements our growing technology-focused platform in the Bay Area and will promote greater opportunities for our diverse client base.”
“I am excited to join the firm’s growing San Francisco office,” said Patchen. “Willkie’s deep litigation bench and highly regarded transactional capabilities, especially for technology-focused work, is a great fit for my practice. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues to achieve continued success for our clients.”