Shawn Bates has more than 13 years of practice in commercial litigation in the energy industry and across numerous other industries. He focuses his practice on litigation and arbitration of complex disputes for clients in the energy sector (oil and gas companies, pipeline builders/owners, electric and gas utilities, and other energy sector companies) as well as financial entities, medical entities and others.
Justin Chen is an intellectual property lawyer who focuses on patent litigation. He has a degree in electrical and computer engineering and has assisted in representing major manufacturers of semiconductors, smartphones, electronic lighting controls, and others. His practice also includes counseling on copyrights and trademarks.
Michael McBride is an intellectual property lawyer who focuses primarily on patent litigation and patent prosecution matters. On the patent litigation side, his cases have involved computer technologies, fiber optic networks and more. He has prosecuted patent applications covering computer hardware and software technologies, aerospace technologies, and upstream oil and gas technologies.
Neal A. Sarkar focuses on all types of complex commercial litigation in state and federal court. He also has experience with internal and government investigations, including proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of State. He has advised clients on global commercial compliance risks associated with mergers, acquisitions and asset sales as well.