Silicon Valley

Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly announces the addition of the partners and associates of Mavrakakis Law Group LLP (MLG), an intellectual property boutique with offices in Palo Alto, Calif. and Chicago, Ill. All MLG personnel will be joining Haynes and Boone, resulting in an expansion of the firm’s Silicon Valley office and the establishment of a Chicago office. 

Please note that the partners and associates from Mavrakakis Law Group LLP are still operating out of their current offices, located at 735 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA  94301.

Brief descriptions of the lawyers joining Haynes and Boone in Silicon Valley are:

Partner Brian Kwok  – Kwok represents clients in both patent licensing and litigation matters. Brian counsels clients on all aspects of patent strategy including patent mining, patent acquisitions, patent assertions, and contractual disputes involving patents and the enforcement of related indemnification rights. He also has experience with patent infringement litigation proceedings before the International Trade Commission and federal district courts involving high-tech subject matter such as standards-essential mobile telecommunications, semi-conductor circuits, global positioning systems (GPS), liquid-crystal displays, and other consumer electronics technologies.

Partner Tom Mavrakakis - Mavrakakis is a patent litigator with experience in a wide variety of technology areas including mobile devices and gene targeting. He also focuses his practice on pre-litigation analysis for patent assertions and licensing as well as the analysis of patent portfolios for potential acquisition. And he counsels clients on many types of patent-related matters, including patent portfolio development strategy, patent assertions, acquisitions and other pre-litigation strategy.

Associates Amy K. Liang and Christopher R. Lubeck have also joined Haynes and Boone in Silicon Valley.


The Haynes and Boone Silicon Valley group is a highly trained team of lawyers focusing on intellectual property, technology transactions, corporate and litigation services, Haynes and Boone’s Silicon Valley office is well equipped to address client needs in California and beyond. Most of our California-based lawyers have earned engineering or technical degrees in addition to law degrees, enhancing their understanding of the intricacies of intellectual property.

Corporate INTL Magazine named Haynes and Boone the 2014 China-US Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year for California, honoring Shanghai Administrative Partner Liza Mark and Silicon Valley Partner Yan Zhang.

Haynes and Boone’s California offices are backed by the full resources of the firm. Multidisciplinary teams are available to address the opportunities California offers for many of our clients in intellectual property as well as areas including in-bound Asian work, venture-funded corporate matters, and big-ticket litigation such as patent, securities, insurance coverage, and class action labor and employment matters.

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