Brown Rudnick hires McCarter & English's eight-lawyer technology team in New York
The technology practice of a Boston firm promoted three of five of its incoming partners to leadership positions.
The technology practice at Brown Rudnick has been dramatically enhanced by the addition of eight lawyers from New York's McCarter & English.
McCarter & English's venture capital and emerging growth companies are led by David Sorin, who served as chair of that division. The Boston-based firm signed him along with partners Scott Smedresman, Jared Sorin, Joseph Ferino, Matthew Uretsky, and associates Ken Franklin, Morgan Jones, and Thomas Rezach.
Among the five incoming partners, three will take leadership roles in Brown Rudnick's technology group - David Sorin will serve as co-chair of the firm's global technology group, while his son, Jared Sorin, has been named co-leader of the firm's emerging growth firms and venture capital group. As co-leader of the company's technology practice in the US, Smedresman will take on that role.
Since 2014, Sorin has served in leadership roles at several Big Law firms in the US before joining McCarter & English in New Jersey. After working as the Managing Partner for Wilmer Hale's Princeton office for a three-year period, Sorin Rand was founded in 2009. From 1993 to 2001, he was responsible for the New York and Princeton offices of Buchanan Ingersoll.
In a statement, Sorin said its team has worked with venture capital firms and emerging growth companies on complex deals, ranging from early-stage ideation, formation, fundraising, to IPOs and mergers and acquisitions.
Neil Foster, who is based in London and co-chairs the firm's technology group along with Sorin, said many of the firm's services are aimed at advancing the technology industry, including fintech, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, crypto, medtech and healthtech.
Foster said, "Our goal is to attract advanced technology clients and top lateral recruits from leading companies like the Sorin group across all of our offices in the US and Europe."
With more than 40 attorneys between its New York, London and Boston offices, Brown Rudnick's technology practice has grown significantly in recent years. During the firm's tenure, it has advised companies, venture capitalists and other investors in the sector on hundreds of transactions worth billions of dollars in more than 50 countries.