Prestigious firm adds litigator and transactional attorney to their burgeoning Southern California presence
DEL MAR, CA – One LLP, an intellectual property, technology and media law firm, has opened a new office in San Diego and has added Partners Nicholas Janda and Neil Ray to the growing practice. Mr. Janda and Mr. Ray will be joining seasoned IP attorneys Mitchell Brook and Stephen Lobbin at the new office, located in the Del Mar area. This San Diego submarket is well-known for having a large presence in biotechnology and life sciences, information communications technology and clean technology sectors with significant intellectual property needs.
With established offices in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, One LLP handles patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases; patent prosecution; entertainment and media litigation; and entertainment and technology transactions.
“The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development recently ranked San Diego as the world’s second most innovative city due to its tremendous patent intensity,” Founding Partner John Tehranian comments. “As One LLP continues to expand, San Diego’s vibrant economy and focus on technology were a natural fit for us.”
Mr. Janda brings nearly a decade of IP counseling experience, and has represented clients in matters of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications patent litigation. Previously with O’Melveny & Myers and Knobbe Martens, he advises clients on sensitive disputes throughout the country and complex business transactions. Mr. Janda obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, his Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technology University and his Bachelors of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University.
An experienced technology and IP transactional attorney, Mr. Ray focuses his practice on data privacy and cyber-security. Formerly with Sheppard Mullin, his advanced knowledge of global privacy and cyber security trends allows him to assist clients in developing and implementing privacy and data security policies and procedures in compliance with applicable laws. Mr. Ray obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Law in London, England and his Bachelor of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
“Nick’s multifaceted experience in patent litigation and distinctive licensing strategies make him a valuable asset to One LLP,” said Partner Peter Afrasiabi. “Coupled with Neil’s sophisticated transactional work in technology and IP matters, we are confident this well-rounded team will bolster the One LLP team and be of great benefit to our clients.”