03 April 2013

Patton Boggs LLP Opens Office in Dubai, UAE

Washington and Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 03 April 2013 - Patton Boggs LLP has strengthened its presence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with the opening of a permanent office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). Patton Boggs now boasts four offices in the MENA region: in addition to the new Dubai location, the firm maintains offices in Doha, Qatar; Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and an affiliate office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Patton Boggs is also pleased to announce the arrival of three lawyers and a regional director of business development and marketing, who join Patton Boggs from Kilpatrick Townsend as the inaugural team in Dubai: Thomas P. Wilson, formerly a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend, Scott Hutton, formerly an associate, and Angie Hegazi, formerly head of business development and marketing (MENA) join Patton Boggs from Kilpatrick Townsend's Dubai office. Mr. Wilson joins Patton Boggs as a partner, Mr. Hutton as of counsel, and Ms. Hegazi as regional director of business development and marketing. They are joined in Dubai by Jonathan M. Taunton, another former associate, who joins Patton Boggs from Kilpatrick Townsend in Atlanta, as an associate. Mr. Wilson will head Patton Boggs Construction practice in the region. 

"Patton Boggs is committed to continued growth in the MENA region," noted Edward J. Newberry, managing partner of Patton Boggs. "Our move into Dubai fulfills another of our key strategic objectives for MENA, toward expanding and strengthening our capabilities to best meet the needs of public as well as private sector clients," Newberry added. Currently, Patton Boggs' MENA offices boast strength in construction and infrastructure, project finance, real estate, private capital and investment, and trade, among many others. 

The firm's move into Dubai is the latest in series of highly strategic moves demonstrating the firm's commitment to the region. In 2012, the firm affiliated with The Khalid Al-Thebity Law Firm, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, further building its MENA presence. 

Globally, Patton Boggs is a leader in public policy, litigation and business law. The firm's core practice areas are government relations and lobbying, administrative and regulatory, commercial and transactional, litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property and international law. 

From offices in Washington DC, New York, New Jersey, Dallas, Denver and Anchorage, and internationally in Doha, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, more than 500 lawyers and professionals provide comprehensive, practical legal counsel to clients around the globe. 

Source: Patton Boggs LLP / PRNewswire