Mayer Brown JSM Recruits Asia IP Head

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Mayer Brown JSM has brought aboard a Hong Kong partner to head its Asia intellectual property practice.

Gabriela Kennedy, previously a partner in the Hong Kong office of Hogan Lovells, will become head of Mayer Brown JSM’s technology, media, and telecommunications group in Asia as well as IP. Her practice focuses on both contentious and transactional IP matters, especially in the media, entertainment, information technology and telecoms sectors.

She previously represented Microsoft Corp. in litigation in Hong Kong targeting manufacturers of mod-chips that abetted piracy of Xbox games. She has also been active in high-profile matters involving domain name hijacking and data protection.

Kennedy became a partner at former Lovells in 2003 and stayed through the merger that created Hogan Lovells in 2010.  She first joined the firm in Hong Kong as an associate in 1994.

Mayer Brown JSM, the Hong Kong-based Asia arm of Mayer Brown has around 300 lawyers in offices in China, Southeast Asia, and Singapore. Globally, Chicago-based Mayer Brown has 1,457 lawyers.

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