Ropes & Gray Adds Five High-Profile Partners Around the World
Attorneys’ Strong Background Expected to Enhance Several Important Practices
Five attorneys who are well-established leaders in their fields have joined Ropes & Gray. They bring with them diverse knowledge and experience in key areas, including finance, government enforcement, intellectual property and international risk. They are based in offices in Hong Kong, New York, London and Washington, D.C., reflecting the firm’s global footprint.
Ms. Kahng, a dual-qualified New York and Hong Kong finance lawyer with a focus on borrower-side financing work, has joined as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. She advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as other corporate borrowers and issuers, on their financing needs across a range of jurisdictions, including China, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Singapore and South Korea.
Mr. Prugo joined the New York office in February, as partner and chair of the firm’s life sciences intellectual property litigation practice. Renowned for his understanding of life sciences patent issues, Mr. Prugo is a first-chair litigator and a nationally recognized practitioner of Hatch-Waxman Act and Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) matters.
Ms. Seddon was appointed co-lead of the firm’s London anti-corruption and international risk practice in January. She is widely recognized as one of the U.K.’s leading financial crime lawyers, focusing on all areas of national and international white-collar crime, fraud, corruption, and regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions.
Ms. Adams joined the litigation & enforcement practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office in November. Her deep experience navigating U.S. trade relations has significantly expanded the firm’s anti-corruption and international risk capabilities. Her practice focuses on international transactions and the U.S. government’s regulation of trade and global investment.
Mr. McKeown joined Ropes & Gray in August 2017 as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and chair of the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board practice. Named a leading patent practitioner for post-grant proceedings by Intellectual Asset Management, Mr. McKeown focuses on post-grant patent counseling and litigation matters at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and related appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.