Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, March 16, 2011


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McKenna Long & Aldridge Adds Two Corporate Partners


By a MetNews Staff Writer


McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP yesterday announced the addition of former Wilman Harrold corporate attorneys John Babala and Gregory Rovenger as partners in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Both had moved to Wildman in January 2009 from Dreier Stein Kahan Browne Woods George LLP.

Wayne Bradley, chair of MLA’s Corporate practice group, said the addition of Babala and Rovenger “represent[s] an important step in the firm’s strategic plan to continue to build our corporate practice on the West Coast.”

With over 40 years of experience between them, Bradley opined that Babala and Rovenger “will be an invaluable asset to clients not only in California and throughout the U.S., but also internationally as companies continue to position themselves to take advantage of global business opportunities.”

Babala said he was attracted to the firm because of its “tremendous reputation for high quality service, especially in its representation of middle-market companies,” while Rovenger remarked that “MLA provides a great opportunity to expand my own and the firm’s business, teaming with others in the corporate group as well as attorneys in the real estate and other practice areas to deliver additional value-added services to clients.”

The practice areas for both attorneys include representation of companies in mergers, acquisitions, and private equity transactions, according to the firm release.

Babala is a graduate of Alma College in Michigan, and the University of Michigan Law School. He was admitted to practice in 2000.

Rovenger graduated from San Diego State University before earning his law degree from UC Hastings and a master of laws from New York University. He joined the State Bar in 1987.

 The firm also added 17 professionals to its intellectual property and technology practice in San Diego and another attorney to its litigation practice, according to its release.


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