Patrick Hammon, who has successfully litigated high-profile intellectual property, white collar defense, antitrust and other complex commercial disputes, has joined Pillsbury’s Silicon Valley office as partner. Hammon spent a dozen years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and the last few years at McManis Faulkner before coming to Pillsbury.

Hammon has represented a variety of well-known companies, organizations and individuals at trial, ranging from household brands like FedEx, SanDisk and ConAgra; leading sports entities such as the NCAA; and high-profile defendants including former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds and the former CFO of Broadcom. He has been recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s up and coming leaders by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and received a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award in 2017.

“Patrick is well-known in the South Bay business community and his practice focus is an outstanding fit for our SV offerings and client base,” said Dianne Sweeney, managing partner of Pillsbury’s Silicon Valley office. “His great enthusiasm for the practice of law combined with his deep commitment to client service and excellence is a tremendous fit with our team. Patrick is a wonderful addition to our national litigation practice and will immediately enhance our Bay Area offering. We are very excited to have him on board.”

In addition to being an outstanding litigator, Hammon is also an active member of the local community. Among his community and charitable commitments, he serves as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council, a Board Member of San Jose Christmas in the Park, and a scoring attorney in the Santa Clara County Mock Trial Tournament. He was previously on the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluations and was a Trustee and Secretary of the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

“With its depth of industry experience, strong diversity of practices and solid global platform, Pillsbury is ideally positioned to meet clients’ evolving needs,” Hammon said. “It is also one of California’s most storied firms, with a reputation that is beyond reproach, and I look forward to working alongside the many outstanding Pillsbury lawyers in Silicon Valley and across the firm’s international network.”

Hammon is the fourth new partner to join Pillsbury in the Bay Area since September. In February, veteran startup lawyer Matt Kirmayer joined the firm’s market-leading Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice in San Francisco. Kirmayer was previously a partner at Perkins Coie and has more than 30 years of experience working with emerging technology and life sciences companies nationwide, as well as with the diverse investors who fund them. Laura McDaniels, an accomplished Executive Compensation & Benefits practitioner with an established reputation in Silicon Valley, joined from White & Case. She plays a crucial role in supporting public and private client transactions, particularly in the technology industry. Adam Goldberg joined Pillsbury as a litigation partner based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Goldberg has extensive experience in Asia-related investigations, litigation, arbitrations, regulatory counseling and M&A compliance due diligence, with a particular focus on Greater China. He joined the firm from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he was a partner and had been practicing in Hong Kong for a decade.

Pillsbury’s award-winning team of more than 200 litigators works with clients around the world to help them successfully resolve disputes, in trial and out of court, at home and in jurisdictions around the globe. The firm has garnered dozens of top-tier recognitions as a result of its exceptional litigation prowess, and was most recently recognized as one of the most feared law firms to come up against in litigation by BTI Consulting Group.