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Seasoned Litigators Bolster WRF's Appeal to High-Tech Clients

January 31, 2002

Washington, DCThe law firm of Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP is pleased to announce the addition of partners Rodney H. Glover and Attison L. Barnes, III and associate Charles C. Lemley from the DC office of Gardner, Carton & Douglas. These three experienced litigators bring to the firm substantial expertise in working with technology-based companies and will expand the firm’s capabilities in servicing our clients in the employment, health care and government contracts areas.

Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley welcomed the new hires to the firm saying, "Our firm has a strong technology orientation. The high tech expertise and client base enjoyed by these veteran litigators represent an ideal fit with our capabilities and practice."

Rodney H. Glover has served as managing partner of Gardner, Carton’s DC office. His practice focuses on litigation and counseling with an emphasis on employment discrimination, trademark infringement, anti-cybersquatting enforcement, and corporate governance and control issues. Mr. Glover has particular experience in employment litigation including enforcement of non-competes, trade secret protections, privacy issues in the workplace and Title VII defense. His client work also includes technology transactions involving joint ventures and teaming agreements, web services agreements, Internet hosting agreements, privacy policies and software licensing agreements.

Mr. Glover successfully defended an anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act case which made new law on the issue of whether bad faith is a required element in an in rem ACPA claim. He serves on the Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science and is a member of the Executive Board of Advisors at George Mason University Law School, National Center for Technology & Law.

Attison L. Barnes, III is a litigator and former federal judicial clerk with state and federal trial, arbitration and mediation experience for established and start-up companies. He focuses his practice on litigation of commercial, intellectual property, employment and telecommunications cases for technology-based companies.

He recently succeeded in a request for injunctive relief against a government agency on behalf of a telecommunications provider to continue wireless operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Attison Barnes serves on the Northern Virginia Technology Council. He graduated from the University of Virginia and earned his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.

Charles C. Lemley provides litigation solutions for clients in technology-related fields including telecommunications, software licensing and biotechnology. He graduated summa cum laude from University of Florida and magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law School.