Washington, D.C. —The global law firm Jones Day announced today that Brian Selden has been appointed Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Silicon Valley Office.
"Brian has spent his entire career at Jones Day and has shown extraordinary leadership ability on behalf of our clients and the Firm. His success representing technology clients in disputes and licensing transactions involving their most important intellectual property makes him well-positioned to lead our office in the tech capital of world," said Chris Lovrien, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's California Region, which encompasses five offices and nearly 300 lawyers. "Brian is a contemporary of many of the men and women leading companies in Silicon Valley, and he has a deep understanding of the tech ecosphere."
Mr. Selden is a member of Jones Day's Business & Tort Litigation Practice. His work focuses on disputes or commercial transactions where intellectual property, technology, information and knowledge, or other intangible assets are a significant factor. He is also an experienced commercial litigator representing companies in civil and commercial litigation, class action defense, as well as in criminal, regulatory and internal investigations.
Mr. Selden earned his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, where he graduated cum laude, and his law degree from the University of Michigan, where he graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. Before joining Jones Day, Mr. Selden served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph P. Kinneary, judge for the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio.
Mr. Selden succeeds Greg Lanier, a partner in Jones Day's Intellectual Property Practice. "We are thankful for the work Greg did as Partner-in-Charge to build our Silicon Valley Office," said Mr. Lovrien. "Greg is one of the premier IP trial lawyers in the Bay Area, and our clients will benefit from his ability to devote increased time to their matters, even as he continues to help Brian further enhance our profile in Northern California." Mr. Lanier has been named by the Daily Journal as a "Top IP Lawyer" in California and selected as a "Lawyer of the Week" by The American Lawyer. He is perhaps best known for his work in vacating a billion-dollar claim against SAP and was later described in IAM Patent 1000 2016 — The World's Leading Patent Professionals as a "globe-trotting litigator and consummate counselor." Under his leadership, Jones Day's Silicon Valley Office achieved record revenue and profits.
Jones Day's Silicon Valley Office was opened in 2000 and has grown into a team of more than 50 lawyers who focus on the opportunities and challenges of technology companies, as well as the venture capital funds and investment banking firms that finance these enterprises. The Office represents leaders in diverse technology industries, including software, internet, digital media, information technology, semiconductor, energy, and life sciences, across a range of full service disputes and transactional capabilities. The Firm's Silicon Valley Office works closely with the Firm's four other California offices and with Jones Day offices worldwide to provide a complete array of legal services.
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.