Haynes and Boone Expands IP Talent with Arrival of Dennis Gallagher


COSTA MESA, CALIF. – Haynes and Boone, LLP has bolstered its intellectual property talent with the arrival of Dennis Gallagher as counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property Transactional Practice Group. 

Gallagher brings more than 17 years of patent and technology experience and will focus his practice on patent portfolio management and patent prosecution, as well as aspects of patent litigation, licensing and monetization. 

“Dennis has a proven history of delivering innovative legal and business solutions that meet changing corporate objectives,” said Greg Michelson, the firm’s Orange County administrative partner. “As a firm, we are continuing to strategically strengthen and grow our IP capabilities locally, nationally, and internationally.” 

Gallagher joins Haynes and Boone’s Orange County office from Conexant Systems, Inc., where he served as vice president, legal and general counsel since 2011. In that role, Gallagher oversaw all company legal matters including intellectual property, litigation, commercial contracts, labor and employment and corporate governance. Prior to serving as general counsel, Gallagher was Conexant’s IP Counsel responsible for managing the company’s patent portfolio, intellectual property litigation and all IP issues in the company’s M&A transactions. He started his legal career in large law firms representing some of the top technology companies in the world in matters ranging from patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation and technology licensing. 

In November 2014, Haynes and Boone’s Orange County office relocated to Plaza Tower in Costa Mesa, demonstrating the firm’s dedication to the continued growth in California and around the world. Catering to the needs of California’s premier technology industries and taking advantage of the West Coast’s global access, Haynes and Boone’s Orange County office has a strong focus on intellectual property, technology transactions, corporate law, commercial litigation, labor and employment and real estate law.

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