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Bryan Cave LLP Promotes Eight Lawyers to Counsel

July 8, 2010

Bryan Cave has promoted Gupinder Assi, Lindsay Cohen, Brian Feezel, Ameer Gado, Kimberly Mohr, Elizabeth Romines, Allan Watts and Patricia Werner to counsel.

Gupinder Assi, London
Assi is a member of the Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice, Transactions and Corporate Finance & Securities Client Service Groups, focusing his practice on general corporate and commercial law. He has a broad range of experience and has advised clients in relation to joint ventures, shareholder agreements, share and asset acquisitions and disposals, investment funds, aircraft acquisitions, data protection and in respect of general commercial contracts. He has advised clients in a variety of sectors, including biotechnology, media and entertainment and aviation. He also has worked on many cross-border and international transactions involving jurisdictions such as India, Russia, Lebanon and Brazil. Assi received his LL.B in 1995 from the University College in London and completed his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law-London in 1996.

Lindsay Cohen, St. Louis
Cohen is a member of the Intellectual Property Client Service Group. She focuses her practice on trademark law including all aspects of the development and protection of copyrights, trademarks, service marks and trade dress. She represents clients in many inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and regularly works with counsel outside of the U.S. for trademark searches, registration, post-registration, due diligence and international inter partes proceedings. Cohen received her J.D., Order of the Coif, in 2001 and her B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, in 1998, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Brian Feezel, St. Louis
Feezel practices in the Corporate Finance & Securities, Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice and Transactions Client Service Groups. He specializes in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private business and securities. His client representation ranges from large, public companies to emerging and start-up companies. Feezel also has experience in reviewing and preparing periodic campaign finance disclosure reports and working on general campaign finance matters. He received his J.D. in 1999 from the University of Illinois and his B.A. in 1995 from Northwestern University. Feezel’s promotion to counsel took place earlier this year.

Ameer Gado, St. Louis
Gado is a member of the Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups. His practice includes patent infringement litigation, copyright litigation and commercial contract litigation. His prior work experience was as a molecular biology research fellow with the National Institutes of Health during which time he co-authored articles appearing in journals including the Journal of Experimental Medicine, Genomics and the Journal of Neuroimmunology. Gado received his J.D. in 2001 and his B.A. in biology in 1994, both from Washington University.

Kimberly Mohr, St. Louis
Mohr is a member of the Commercial Litigation Client Service Group. Her practice primarily involves commercial and employment-related disputes. She has extensive experience in unfair competition matters, including trade secret and noncompete disputes. Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Mohr clerked for the Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. of the Missouri Supreme Court. She received her J.D., Order of the Coif, in 2002 from Washington University and her B.F.A. in 1998 from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Elizabeth Romines, St. Louis
Romines is a member of the Product Liability and Class Actions Client Service Groups. She has assisted in cases in both state and federal courts. She received her J.D. in 1996 from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her B.A., cum laude, in 1993 from the University of Mississippi. Romines’ promotion to counsel took place earlier this year.

Allan Watts, Phoenix
Watts, a registered patent attorney as well as a registered professional engineer in Arizona, is a member of the Intellectual Property Client Service Group. His practice includes development and management of patent portfolios, preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, preparing and negotiating intellectual property and software licensing and assignment agreements, and litigation of intellectual property matters. He has experience in a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment systems, including medical devices; automotive and aerospace components and systems; and a multitude of energy-related systems. Watts received his J.D., cum laude, in 1999 and his B.S.M.E. in 1986, both from Arizona State University.

Patricia Werner, New York
Werner is a member of the Intellectual Property Client Service Group. She represents clients in a variety of industries, including fashion, travel, publishing, entertainment, financial services and consumer brands in connection with trademark and copyright matters. She also has experience with respect to global trademark enforcement and protection. She appears before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Werner received her J.D. in 2000 from St. John’s University and her B.A. in 1997 from College of the Holy Cross.