Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation law firm Maschoff Brennan added two high profile shareholders: Charles S. Barquist and Lee C. Cheng. Barquist strengthens the firm’s IP litigation practice with more than 30 years of experience before the ITC and in trials nationwide. Cheng will serve as Maschoff Brennan’s chair of its corporate practice and co-chair of its Asia practice.
The firm also opened an office in downtown Los Angeles, expanding its California presence, and appointed Tyson K. Hottinger as the managing shareholder of the firm’s West Coast offices, including Irvine, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Charles Barquist is one of the leading intellectual property trial lawyers in Southern California. His impressive list of trial wins includes defense wins for EchoStar in both the Eastern District of Texas and the ITC, a plaintiff’s verdict against Microsoft on behalf of an individual inventor, and highly touted trial victories as part of the Apple trial team against Samsung in the ITC and in district court. Barquist is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He joins Maschoff Brennan after a 31-year career as a partner with Morrison & Foerster in its New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Tokyo offices.
Lee Cheng is a two-time winner (2014 and 2016) of the National Law Journal’s America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel, and has received numerous other awards for innovation and excellence in the practice of law. He has a deep understanding of client legal and business needs from more than 20 years at top law firms like Latham & Watkins and as a senior legal and operations executive in global companies like Newegg.com and Gibson Brands. He views legal issues and challenges from the client perspective. Cheng’s practice spans a broad array of disciplines, from corporate transactional work, M&A, to licensing, governance, intellectual property and litigation management and advice. He has delivered uniquely positive outcomes for clients in both commercial and intellectual property litigation matters. Lee is a graduate of Harvard University, magna cum laude, and received his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law.
Tyson Hottinger has an extensive background handling high profile intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. He has represented some of the world’s largest companies in the software, fitness equipment, financial products and services, biotechnology, health services, automotive, and solar industries. He received his J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He also received his B.S. in finance from Utah.