DLA Piper announced today that Tamany Bentz has joined the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology practice as a partner in Los Angeles.
Bentz, who will be in the Trademark, Copyright and Media subgroup of the firm's IPT practice, focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secrets, trademark and copyright litigation.
"Tamany brings a diverse practice that aligns well with our strengths and will allow us to continue expanding our core intellectual property offerings," said Ann Ford, co-chair of the firm's US IPT practice.
Bentz, who joins DLA Piper from Venable LLP, will be reunited with her longtime colleague Douglas Emhoff, who joined the firm's Media, Sports and Entertainment practice in October 2017.
"I'm thrilled to be working with Tamany again," Emhoff said. "We collaborated on many cases over the years, and I'm looking forward to continuing to build out our growing IP litigation practice in Los Angeles with her and the rest of our team."
"The reverberation that the recent expansion of DLA Piper in Los Angeles has caused in the LA legal market presents a unique and timely opportunity to grow my intellectual property practice and share my clients with some of the best IP lawyers in the country and the world," Bentz said. "It was an opportunity I did not want to pass up."
She earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her M.B.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.S. from Arizona State University.
Bentz is the latest addition to DLA Piper's growing IPT practice, which has also recently added partners Michael Garfinkel, Miles Cooley and Benjamin Mulcahy in Los Angeles, Clayton Thompson and Jake Zolotorev in Silicon Valley, John Beahn and Margo Tank in Washington, DC, David Whitaker in Chicago, and Gina Reif Ilardi in New York.