Manatt Expansion Under Way As Eric Newsom Joins Firm
Growth of Firm’s New San Francisco Office Begins
SAN FRANCISCO – August 30, 2007 – Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, the national law and consulting firm, announced today that Eric A. Newsom has joined the firm as partner in the Business, Finance & Tax Division. Mr. Newsom, who moves to Manatt from Foley & Lardner, is the first lateral hire in the firm’s new San Francisco office, which opened earlier this month.
“Eric has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in a multitude of M&A, venture capital, private equity and intellectual property transactions,” said T. Hale Boggs, a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Venture Capital practice, who is leading the firm’s efforts in partner-level recruiting and client development in San Francisco. “The combination of his experience and our group’s work will significantly expand and enhance our transactional capabilities nationwide.”
“Manatt provides me the opportunity to work with a great national team of skilled business lawyers,” said Mr. Newsom. “Manatt’s excellent reputation precedes its entry into the San Francisco market. Now that it is here, I am eager to transition my clients and practice to a firm I have long admired.”
Mr. Newsom regularly counsels his clients on business acquisitions and financings, as well as on corporate compliance and governance matters, strategic transition issues, development, transfer and commercialization of intellectual property and various product manufacture, distribution, supply and other commercial agreements. Mr. Newsom received his B.A. in International Relations and French Literature from University of California, Davis, and J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law.
About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, provides legal and consulting services to a global client base from offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Sacramento, California; New York City and Albany, New York; and Washington, D.C. Manatt includes Manatt Health Solutions, a healthcare policy and strategic business advisory group, and ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary that develops and implements strategies to expand client businesses and facilitate their effective competition in global markets. For more information, visit www.manatt.com, www.manattjones.com, and www.manatthealthsolutions.com.