Kaye Scholer LLP has opened a new office in Silicon Valley with the hire of leading internet and e-commerce lawyer William Sloan Coats.
He arrives from the Palo Alto office of White & Case LLP.
Coats will act as managing partner of the new office. His practice focuses on complex intellectual property matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secret disputes for the software, hardware, computer, electronics, entertainment and movie industries.
“I am very excited about joining Kaye Scholer, it is such a great platform for my intellectual property litigation practice,” said Coats. “I was attracted by the firm's commitment to opening in this market. I am also impressed by Kaye Scholer’s understanding of the needs of Silicon Valley clients and its resources to support them.”
The Silicon Valley office is the firm’s second in California and ninth worldwide.
Coats features in The International Who’s Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers.