Jeffrey Gardner and Jimmie Pursell join as partners in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group, along with Daniel Peabody as an associate, while Daniel Pote joins Quarles’ Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group as of counsel. All four come to Quarles from Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, where Gardner most recently served as the firm’s managing attorney.
“We’re incredibly excited to welcome this group of nationally renowned lawyers to Quarles, and to bring their collective experience to bear on behalf of our clients and those who will undoubtedly follow our new colleagues—all of whom will reap the benefits of our platform and deep bench of knowledgeable attorneys,” said Jason Wood, Quarles’ Phoenix office managing partner. “This is a group of experienced leaders and master strategists who understand how to partner with their clients to drive long-term success. They not only will bolster our world-class team in Phoenix but will add significant value for our clients across the state and beyond.”
The new arrivals represent companies in a wide range of industries in connection with matters ranging from national class action lawsuits to complex business litigation to structuring intellectual property strategies and related strategic guidance. For instance, Gardner, Pursell and Peabody frequently handle high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation and other complex matters for a wide variety of clients in the Southwest and throughout the nation, while Pote has helped some of the most well-known brands in Arizona and across the US secure and protect their IP rights.
In their respective practice areas, they frequently counsel business leaders on risk mitigation, litigation strategy and other sensitive issues affecting organizations to help them efficiently balance legal risks and expeditiously achieve their business objectives.
“We were drawn to Quarles’ deep roots in the Phoenix area and appreciate the firm’s extensive work cultivating strong local ties and a unique market offering,” said Gardner. “We’re thrilled to be joining the firm and know our clients will benefit immensely from Quarles’ connections in Phoenix, as well as the strength of its national, full-service platform and 130 years of excellence in client service.”
About the Attorneys
Jeffrey Gardner counsels clients on ways to mitigate risk, achieve business objectives, develop and implement employment policies, and protect intellectual property. But, when litigation arises, Gardner has significant experience representing clients in high stakes class actions, securities litigation and complex business disputes. He has extensive knowledge of the laws applicable to broker-dealers and registered investment advisers, and represents clients with financial service industry investigations, enforcement actions and compliance.
Jimmie Pursell represents clients in commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and other business-related disputes. He is particularly experienced in dealing with complex class action lawsuits, business litigation and business bankruptcy litigation, as well as trade secret, noncompetition and non-solicitation disputes. Pursell’s practice includes prosecuting and defending temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction applications in connection with trade secret and confidentiality cases, as well as advising on non-compete and non-solicitation disputes in the health care field.
Dan Pote is an IP strategist who counsels clients on a wide range of IP matters, focusing on global patent preparation and prosecution. He assists with issues related to infringement, validity, enforceability studies, IP due diligence, and ex parte and inter partes patent reexaminations. He also helps clients with matters related to invention harvesting, copyright and trademark counseling, and cybersecurity issues, including information security and data privacy. Pote represents companies with many different types of technologies, including software, electronics, robotics, machine learning and predictive analytics, cloud computing and cryptography.
Daniel Peabody is an experienced litigator who helps clients with issues involving probate litigation, commercial litigation, and labor and employment matters. In particular, he has successfully represented individuals and businesses in various litigation matters. Peabody’s practice includes preventing and defending against discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination and wage and hour audits. He also focuses on commercial litigation, complex contract and commercial torts, probate litigation and appellate litigation.
Quarles & Brady LLP, founded in 1892, is a full-service Am Law 200 firm with approximately 520 attorneys offering an array of legal services to clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small entrepreneurial businesses to individuals. The firm has practices focused in bankruptcy, restructuring and creditor’s rights; business law; energy, infrastructure and environment; estate, trust and wealth preservation; health and life sciences; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation and dispute resolution; product liability; public finance; and real estate and land use. Its 12 U.S. offices are in Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Naples, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa, Tucson and Washington, D.C. Additional information can be found at quarles.com, as well as on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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