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Thursday, January 10, 2013


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Patent Litigator Michael Tomasulo Joins Winston & Strawn


Winston & Strawn LLP announced that Michael Tomasulo has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in its intellectual property practice. Tomasulo’s practice focuses on high stakes intellectual property litigation and counseling for a wide array of technology clients.

 “We are delighted to welcome Michael to the Winston team,” said Eric Sagerman, Los Angeles managing partner in the release. “He adds depth to our already nationally recognized patent litigation practice, specifically within the technology and video game industries. 

Tomasulo has been a practicing patent litigator since 1994, most recently with Jones Day and Dickstein Shapiro, according to the release.

He received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley and his law degree from USC.  He is a licensed patent attorney.

The San Fernando Valley Bar Association presents a two-day MCLE marathon on Jan. 18-19. Participants can earn 12.5 hours of credit, including four hours in ethics, one in substance abuse prevention, and one in elimination of bias.

The cost to attend with advance registration is $169 for members, $399 for non-members. Cost to register at the door is $209 for members and $459 for non-members.

The event takes place at the Braemar Country Club in Tarzana beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 and at 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 19.

Additional events for the end of the month include:

•Bankruptcy: Motions to Dismiss with Judge Barry Russell, on Jan. 22 at noon;

•Domestic Violence: What You Need to Know on Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m.; and

•Elder Law Seminar on Jan. 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Each of these events offers one hour of general MCLE credit and takes place at the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 5567 Reseda Blvd., Suite 200, Tarzana.

For more information or to register visit

The Los Angeles County Bar Association presents a number of January events, including:

•2012 Entertainment Litigation and Developments: A “Royal Pain” or a Millionaire’s Dream?  The event takes today at noon at Lawry’s the Prime Rib at 100 North La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills. Jay Dougherty, professor of entertainment and media law at Loyola Law School, and Lucia Coyoca, a litigation partner with Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, will discuss 2012’s top entertainment cases. The event provides one hour of general MCLE credit.

•Structuring & Enforcement of Multi-State Transactions at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 16. Dennis B. Arnold, a partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, will examine large deals involving real property collateral located in different states. The event provides one hour of general MCLE credit.

In re Garcia Panel Discussion—Can Undocumented Individuals in CA Practice Law?, plus a free deferred action training. Sergio Garcia will discuss his pending case before the California Supreme Court on whether undocumented immigrants can be admitted to the bar, along with former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, State Bar of California Executive Director Joe Dunn and Southwestern Law School Adjunct Professor of Law Juan Ramos. The full event, which includes a buffet dinner, begins at 5:30 p.m., with the optional free deferred action CLE training commencing at 7:45 p.m. The full event provides 2.5 CLE hours; the optional free event (which does not require advance registration) provides 1 CLE hour. This event takes place at the LA Law Library, located at 301 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; and

•So You’re Interested in Being a Judge....on Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m. Joshua P. Groban, senior advisor for policy and appointments for Gov. Jerry Brown, Lara M. Krieger, vice chair of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza bring clarity to the process of becoming a judicial candidate. The program offers 1.5 hours of CLE credit.

Except where otherwise indicated, the programs take place at the Los Angeles County Bar Association,1055 West 7th Street, 27th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

For further information, including cost to attend, visit


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