Denning to lead Fish's Southern California office

Roger Denning

San Diego Daily Transcript
July 16, 2009

Fish & Richardson has named Roger Denning as the managing principal for its San Diego office, the firm announced Thursday.

As managing principal, Denning will oversee all aspects of the San Diego office, from day-to-day administration to long-range strategic planning, as well as leading a team of more than 50 attorneys.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to help lead the firm and the San Diego office," he said. "These challenging economic times provide opportunities for businesses and law firms that are creative and open to change. As an intellectual property firm, we understand the value of innovation, and we are putting that inventive spirit to work in continuing to strengthen our firm and serve our clients."

A trial lawyer specializing in patent cases, Denning has tried cases to juries in courts throughout the country for clients such as Microsoft, Callaway Golf and Avid Identification Systems.

Denning has an electrical engineering degree, and he has used his technical background to represent clients in a wide variety of technologies, including computer networks, video compression, semiconductor manufacture, voltage regulators, RFID applications, automated cell imaging systems and golf ball design.

In addition to his role as managing principal, Denning will also continue to serve as the firm-wide hiring principal, a position he has held for two years.

As the hiring principal, Denning is in charge of recruiting the best legal talent for all 11 of Fish's U.S. offices, as well as its office in Munich, Germany.