Shook Announces Diverse Class of 12 New Partners

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is proud to announce that 12 attorneys have been promoted to partnership, effective March 1, 2019. The new partners are a diverse group of young lawyers in seven of the firm’s 12 offices, serving clients in a wide range of practice areas. The partners are actively involved in leadership roles in litigation, and several are involved in cutting-edge areas of technology and life sciences law. 

Our new partners are:

Keith Bae | Kansas City

Keith concentrates on the preparation, prosecution and licensing of patent applications in computer software, telecommunications, electrical and mechanical arts. In addition, he advises clients in complex technologies including artificial intelligence, immersive environments, natural language processing and blockchain. He is a recipient of Shook’s Harvey Kaplan Rainmaker Award. 

Anne Hannah. M.D. | Kansas City

Anne represents clients in all aspects of preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications in a wide range of technologies, including computer software, medical devices, athletic apparel, health care applications, telecommunications and mechanical arts. 

Jennifer Kenyon | Kansas City

Jennifer defends client corporations in individual and complex tort, product liability and consumer protection matters, and coordinates class action settlements. In her pro bono work, she represents children and parents in family court. She is a recipient of Shook’s Stanley D. Davis Award for Excellence in Professional Development.

Erin Leffler | Philadelphia

Erin represents clients in complex commercial litigation, employment law and product liability defense. In addition to individual matters, she handles mass tort and multidistrict litigation. She also serves as a member of the Young Professional Advisory Board of Bethesda Project, a Philadelphia nonprofit devoted to caring for the poor and homeless. 

John Lyons | Philadelphia

John defends companies against individual and putative class action product liability claims. He also represents financial institutions in business litigation, including in cases involving the Bank Secrecy Act and other federal banking regulations. 

Riley Mendoza | Chicago

Riley handles business litigation matters, and has represented clients in breach of contract, fiduciary duty, product liability, securities, insurance coverage and employment matters. As a former banking and insurance regulator, she also has conducted government investigations and enforcement actions, and drafted financial regulation and policy reports. 

David Morehan | Houston

David focuses on intellectual property litigation involving highly complex technical and legal issues. He has represented clients in cases involving a wide range of technologies and products, including telecommunications, computers, electrical engineering, medical devices and oil drilling. 

Devin Moss | Miami

Devin represents clients against product liability claims in a variety of industries. He one of several attorneys in the Miami office who is fluent in Spanish. 

George Ngengwe | Seattle

George helps clients acquire, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property rights, with a particular emphasis in patent-related matters. He has significant experience in patent applications involving distributed/cloud computing, internet analytics, user interfaces, gaming, complex event and data processing, Internet of Things, medical software, telecommunications, athletic equipment, business methods and mechanical arts. He is a recipient of Shook’s John F. Murphy Compass Award for Leadership. 

Maria Salcedo | Kansas City

Maria represents clients in individual and complex product liability cases and product recalls. She has handled multinational product recalls for a major U.S. consumer goods manufacturer, including matters in Latin America, the Caribbean and Australia. She also is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono work, representing clients through the partnership with the Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel. Maria also was a 2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow.

Kristy Schlesinger | Orange County

Kristy is an experienced trial attorney who focuses her practice on high-value and complex business litigation matters. She has handled matters involving commercial, product liability, employment, real estate and intellectual property claims. She also has been named a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers.

Matthew Wolfe | Chicago

Matthew concentrates his practice in class actions, data privacy, business litigation and insurance coverage disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical and medical device, food and beverage, and e-commerce. He is a recipient of Shook’s John F. Murphy Compass Award for Leadership, has been named an “Emerging Lawyer” by Chicago Law Bulletin, and as a “Rising Star” by the National Immigrant Justice Center.