German-Chinese Lawyer Wanze Zhang Joins Michalski Hüttermann to Expand China Desk and Strengthen IP Practice

COLOGNE, Germany – Wanze Zhang, a German lawyer with Chinese roots, has joined Michalski Hüttermann, a law firm specializing in intellectual property (IP) matters. Zhang brings a wealth of experience in IP law, having previously worked at prominent firms such as Maxton & Langmaack and Dompatent von Kreisler Selting Werner. During her time at Dompatent, Zhang played a significant role in establishing the China desk, which focused on providing IP advice to Chinese clients. She advised companies like Xiaomi, Great Wall Motor, Opple Lighting, and Svolt Energy on various IP issues, including trademark and patent … Read more

Experienced Litigation Lawyer Justin VandenBout Joins Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston to Strengthen Products, Pharma, Medical and Mass Tort Practice

Houston, TX – Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the addition of litigation lawyer Justin VandenBout to its Houston-based team. VandenBout, previously with Chamberlain Hrdlicka, brings a wealth of experience in commercial litigation, product liability litigation, insurance coverage, and mass tort litigation. He has represented clients on both sides of cases in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations, across the United States. Recognized as one of the top lawyers in Texas for business litigation, VandenBout’s expertise will contribute to Norton Rose Fulbright’s strong litigation practice. Jeff Cody, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US … Read more

University of Maryland Law Professor Maxwell L. Stearns Proposes Revolutionary Plan to Strengthen American Democracy

Baltimore, Maryland – Maxwell L. Stearns, the Venable, Baetjer & Howard Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, has proposed a radical solution to repair America’s broken democracy in his latest book, “Parliamentary America: The Least Radical Means of Radically Repairing Our Broken Democracy.” Drawing on his extensive research and travels to different democracies around the world, Stearns advocates for transforming the U.S. government into a parliamentary system. Stearns recently discussed his ideas at a Zócalo and Los Angeles Times event titled “Would Parliamentary America Have More Fun?” … Read more

Leading Law Firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius Adds Top Mass Tort Trial Attorney to Strengthen Product Liability Team in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, a prominent law firm, is strengthening its product liability team with the addition of a partner in its Los Angeles office. The new partner, a highly experienced mass tort trial attorney, joins from Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP. This move marks a significant development for Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, as it expands its expertise in handling complex product liability cases. The partner, whose name was not mentioned in the article, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm. With their extensive background in mass … Read more