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Barnes & Thornburg Welcomes New Attorneys and Legal Professionals

Barnes & Thornburg has added corporate, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate attorneys and legal professionals to its Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles offices. 

An associate in the Atlanta office, Lauren Baker represents her clients in federal courts throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation and has been involved in a variety of complex intellectual property litigation matters across virtually all industries and sectors of technology. Baker earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 2016, her Master of Science in public health from Johns Hopkins University in 2013 and her B.S. in microbiology from Auburn University in 2011.

Evan Carr, an associate in the Indianapolis office, is a trial and appellate lawyer focused on solving complex disputes faced by government entities, businesses, and individuals. His experience includes contract and business tort claims involving manufacturing and supply chain, municipal revenue sharing and real estate development, financial services, insurance coverage and indemnification, and restrictive covenants. Carr earned his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2016 and his B.A. in psychology from Indiana University in 2013.

An associate in the Chicago office, Alexis Degler advises clients in a wide variety of matters including trademark and copyright enforcement matters, trademark and Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaints, and registrar/webhost liability. Her deep intellectual property practice includes conducting trademark clearance searches, formulating brand development, IP acquisitions and trademark filing strategies. Degler earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 2020 and her B.A. in strategic communication and business marketing from The Ohio State University in 2017.

Karina Loya’s practice is focused on defending product liability and commercial litigation matters for manufacturers, distributors and sellers of consumer and industrial products, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. An associate in the Dallas office, Loya is experienced in managing complex litigation actions across the country. She earned her J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2019 and her B.A. in criminology and criminal justice from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2017.

A paralegal in the Dallas office, Lucinda Martinez assists in reviewing medical chronologies, records and projects; preparing for depositions; drafting various documents, including pleading and discovery; and virtually all types of counsel and witness preparation. She also has experience working on matters involving product liability, toxic torts, asbestos, and white collar defense, as well as defamation, First Amendment, contract disputes, appeals, and crisis management. Martinez earned her paralegal certificate from Southeastern Paralegal Institute of Dallas in 2000 and her B.A.S. in political science and government from Texas Tech University in 1999.

Heather McBride, a paralegal in the Indianapolis office, assists attorneys with case management of pre-litigation and litigation cases from initial intake to final resolution. She has deep experience in reviewing and analyzing medical records and subrogation liens related to Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA claims. In addition, McBride has probate experience handling estates and guardianships in wrongful death and minors claims. She earned a degree in paralegal studies from Vincennes University and her AAS in paralegal studies from Ivy Tech Community College.

Matthew Pangle, an associate in the Los Angeles office, has a broad-based corporate and entertainment practice with a focus on assisting clients with public and private mergers and acquisitions across various sectors, film financing, and a range of intellectual property needs. He also advises clients on drafting standard entertainment industry agreements, including individualized production contracts, film finder agreements, music catalog purchase agreements, and talent agreements. Pangle earned his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2020, and an M.A. in curriculum and instruction in 2015 and B.A. in music education and performance in 2014 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

With a Ph.D. in chemical biology, Rachel Pricer assists attorneys with domestic and foreign patent prosecution, global prosecution strategies, IP due diligence, freedom to operate analyses, and patentability analyses. As a patent technical specialist in the Ann Arbor office, Pricer is skilled in the areas of molecular biology, protein chemistry, drug discovery, and life sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in chemical biology from the University of Michigan in 2016, her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 2011 and her A.A. from Normandale Community College in 2008.

An associate in the Boston office, Samantha Puckett maintains a practice focused on product liability defense, wrongful death defense, and commercial litigation. She represents the interests of individuals and institutions in state and federal court litigation across New England. Puckett earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and her B.A. in politics and law from Bryant University.

Matthew Sherman, an associate in the Indianapolis office, focuses his practice on advocating for and representing clients in healthcare, insurance, product liability and mass tort-related disputes. Sherman has deep experience drafting and arguing complex litigation motions and handling matters through discovery, including drafting motions and taking and defending depositions from individual clients and corporate representatives. He earned his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2020 and his B.A. in theatre arts from the University of Arizona in 2015.

A paralegal in the Delaware office, Tiffany Williams performs multifaceted paralegal work related to complex commercial real estate transactions, residential real estate matters and land use issues. She drafts and revises agreements, loans, deeds, bylaws, and other real estate and commercial development-related documents. Williams maintains closing checklists and produces closing binders, and corresponds with clients, co-counsel and opposing legal counsel. She earned her paralegal certificate from Widener University Law Center in 2008 and her B.A. in political science from the University of Delaware in 2005.

With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.



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