(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today the arrival of Sean S. Wooden, a partner in the firm's Washington, DC Intellectual Property (IP) practice, who will work closely with the seven-member group of corporate attorneys that recently launched the firm's Dallas office.

Wooden advises clients on IP matters, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, and other areas related to technology, such as open source, export compliance and cybersecurity. He joined Katten specifically to assist the Dallas partners, who specialize in matters of sophisticated corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and Private Equity.

"Sean fully grasps the entire range of IP issues that individuals and companies face. This deepens the capabilities of both our national IP practice and our new Dallas partners, whose extensive skills, leadership and experience augment our award-winning Corporate practice," said Katten Chairman Roger Furey.

"With the opening of our Dallas office, we are drawing upon our premier national practices to provide our clients with the support they need to do business in North Texas and beyond," he added. "These groups include IP as well as finance, financial services, private equity, real estate, corporate and litigation—all of which have been nationally recognized for excellence."

Like the initial seven members of Katten's growing Dallas team, Wooden previously was a partner at Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP in Dallas. He regularly negotiates complex agreements and assists with transactions involving IP and technology, including M&A agreements. He also develops, manages and monetizes IP portfolios, particularly through licensing, and provides support on litigation matters.

"I have worked with Sean for many years and know firsthand what an outstanding attorney he is," said Mark Solomon, Katten's Dallas managing partner. "With his support in Washington and that of the firm's many outstanding practice groups, I am certain that our team in Dallas will meet and exceed the needs of our clients in Texas and throughout the country."