LOS ANGELES, Calif., January 31, 2018 – Buchalter is pleased to announce and welcome Intellectual Property Shareholder J. Rick Taché and his core team – Senior Counsel Erikson Squier and Senior Counsel Roger Scott. Mr. Taché will serve as the firm-wide Co-Chair of the Patent Litigation Group. All will be based in the Firm’s Orange County, California office.

“Adding a highly-regarded and elite Intellectual Property Shareholder such as Rick and his team to our patent and litigation groups is reflective of the type of talent we want to attract to properly service our clients,” said Adam J. Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “We are delighted to welcome Rick, Erik, and Roger to the Firm.”

Mr. Taché practices extensively in complex intellectual property litigation and focuses his practice on patent and trademark prosecution. He has handled a wide variety of complex disputes for his clients in the aerospace, automotive, consumer products, cosmetics, internet, manufacturing, medical device, and software industries.

Mr. Taché earned his J.D. from the University of Detroit, Mercy School of Law and his LL.B. from the University of Windsor, in Canada. He earned his M.A. in sports administration from Ohio State University and a B.P.E from the University of New Brunswick.

“My practice fits extremely well within Buchalter’s expanding full-service platform,” said Taché.  “I am thrilled to join the Firm’s extremely talented patent and litigation teams with a demonstrated ability to serve high profile clients.”

Senior Counsel Erikson C. Squier is an intellectual property attorney with experience in patent prosecution and litigation. Mr. Squier graduated with a J.D., cum laude from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. He also received a B.S.E.E. from Purdue University West Lafayette.

Roger Scott represents clients in complex and civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on employment litigation. Mr. Scott earned his J.D., cum laude and his M.A. from The Catholic University of America. He studied at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he graduated with his B.A.

“The addition of Rick and his skilled team offers Buchalter the ability to further our goal of providing our clients with exceptional legal services. Their extensive talents align with the Firm’s growth strategy and we are so pleased to be working with them,” said Martin P. Florman, Orange County Office Managing Partner.

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Buchalter is a full-service business law firm representing local, regional, national, and international clients in a multitude of practice areas and their subspecialties, among them: Bank and Finance, Corporate, Health Care, Litigation, Insolvency and Financial Law, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Real Estate, and Tax and Estate Planning. Buchalter has offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sacramento, Scottsdale, and Seattle. For more information about the firm, visit: buchalter.com.