Eric Hagen joins DLA Piper's Intellectual Property and Technology practice in Los Angeles

DLA Piper announced today that Eric Hagen has joined the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology practice as a partner in Los Angeles.

Hagen, who will be a member of the Patent Litigation subgroup of the IPT practice, represents companies in complex commercial disputes involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition claims and related matters. He has successfully represented clients in a number of industries, including life sciences, smartphone, disk drive, semiconductor, advertising, financial services, apparel, sports and entertainment.

"Eric is a well-rounded litigator with a proven track record of success, particularly in patent and trade secrets litigation, which makes him a great fit for our Intellectual Property and Technology practice," said Mark Fowler, global co-chair and US chair of DLA Piper's Patent Litigation practice. "His experience spans a wide range of sectors, enhancing our capabilities in a number of key areas and strengthening our global platform."

"The addition of Eric to the firm is a key component of our strategic plan to grow our capabilities and enhance our service offerings on the West Coast and particularly in Southern California," said Stuart Liner, co-managing partner of the firm's Los Angeles offices. "His practice and experience will boost our ability to serve the needs of clients based and doing business in the region, and we look forward to his many contributions."

"DLA Piper's extensive network of resources in California will be an important asset to my clients, and the firm's expanded platform and strong presence in the region will be an invaluable source of knowledge and support as well," Hagen said.

Hagen joins DLA Piper from McDermott Will & Emery LLP, where he was head of the Trade Secrets practice. He earned his law degree and bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University and a master's degree from Dartmouth College. He also serves as an adjunct law professor, teaching an advanced IP course at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.