BOSTON – Feb. 24, 2015 – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has elevated Roman Fayerberg, Zachary C. Kleinsasser, and Abdullah Malik to shareholder in its Boston office. Firmwide, Greenberg Traurig elevated 32 attorneys to shareholder and 20 to of counsel positions.
Fayerberg is a patent attorney focused on the development and management of strategic patent portfolios and counseling clients on patent issues, primarily in technologies related to life sciences. He also advises clients in connection with intellectual property due diligence investigations for venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing opportunities. His patent practice builds on seven years of experience he gained as a research and development engineer at C.R. Bard and Boston Scientific Corporation.
Kleinsasser concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on intellectual property matters, including trademark and copyright litigation, and defending news and entertainment organizations from news-gathering and publication-related claims, including defamation and invasion of privacy matters. He also has a wide range of experience handling general business and employment disputes, including trade secret litigation, and representing developers, property owners, landlords, and tenants in real estate matters involving commercial leases, purchase and sales agreements, construction agreements, land use, and property valuation. Kleinsasser has tried cases in state and federal courts and represented clients in arbitration hearings before the American Arbitration Association. Among Kleinsasser’s clients are companies and individuals in the fields of computer software, consumer products, entertainment, energy efficiency, health care, and insurance.
Malik focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions and compliance, venture capital transactions, venture debt and secured lending transactions, emerging growth companies, and transactions relating to outsourcing and information technology. He has represented private equity and venture capital funds, as well as privately and publicly held businesses in a variety of industries including software, clean tech, life sciences, pharmaceutical, health care and technology services. Prior to joining the firm, Malik served as in-house counsel for a global technology services company, and worked as a corporate attorney with major law firms both in the U.S. and internationally.
“We congratulate Roman, Zack and Abdullah on reaching this milestone,” said Terence P. McCourt, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office. “We are delighted to reward their hard work and talent, and look to them for continued leadership and success. As shareholders, they strengthen our firm and reaffirm our commitment to delivering exceptional client service.”