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Greenberg Traurig Expands IP Practice With Addition Of Charan Brahma, Heidi Salow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that Charanjit "Charan" Brahma and Heidi Salow have joined the Intellectual Property Practice as shareholders in its Washington, D.C., area offices.

Brahma, an intellectual property litigator with significant experience in trials and arbitration hearings, will be located in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. He routinely represents clients before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and for the past two years has led the representation of a global pharmaceutical company in its enforcement of patent rights relating to women's health products. This effort resulted in the client's first successful defense against generic competition. Brahma, registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, counsels clients regarding patent clearances and has helped them obtain patent protection for their inventions in a variety of industries.

Brahma earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law; a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan; and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Brahma was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Salow, a leading privacy and data protection attorney, joins Greenberg Traurig's Tyson Corner, Va., office. She has worked at the forefront of developments in U.S. and international privacy, data security, intellectual property, marketing and e-commerce laws for the majority of her 15-year legal career. She is an experienced negotiator and focuses her practice on transactional work, legislative advocacy and compliance counseling. Salow represents clients on regulatory and public policy matters before the U.S. Congress, the president's administration and federal and state agencies. She works with clients in the financial services, health care, online retail and e-commerce, telecommunications and software development industries.

Salow joins Greenberg Traurig from DLA Piper LLP and had previously served as Sprint Nextel Corp.'s special counsel for privacy and intellectual property, and then senior counsel and director where she handled a wide range of privacy, data security, intellectual property, mobile content and e-commerce matters. Salow received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a B.A. from McGill University.

Greenberg Traurig's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice provides strategic counsel for clients requiring in-depth understanding of both specialized technology and the complex dynamics of worldwide distribution.

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