Two Attorneys Elevated to Patner at Carroll, Burdick & McDonough
Robert Binion and Siegmar Pohl have been elevated to partner in the San Francisco office.
- San Francisco, CA (1888PressRelease) January 20, 2011 - Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP, a preeminent litigation and business law firm working both nationally and internationally, elevates Robert Binion and Siegmar Pohl to partner. Both work in the San Francisco office.
"We are pleased to be elevating two very deserving attorneys to partner. Robert's insurance knowledge and litigation experience and Siegmar's international business transactions and intellectual property work have greatly benefited our clients," said Vicki Freimann, the firm's Managing Partner. "In follow up to our international expansion in 2010, we are on track for another successful year in 2011 based on the ongoing contributions of excellent attorneys and solid firm leaders like Robert and Siegmar."
Binion focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts across the country, as well as domestic and international arbitration. He counsels clients regarding insurance coverage issues arising in the first- and third-party insurance contexts, including coverage for mass torts, first- and third-party property damage and emerging technologies such as nanotechnology. In addition, Binion has experience litigating contractual, ERISA, ADA and class action claims.
A frequent author on insurance issues, Binion is a member of the State Bar of California and the Defense Research Institute. He earned his J.D. from University of California at Berkeley School of Law (2003) and his B.A., summa cum laude, from San Francisco State University (1996).
Pohl advises on corporate, commercial, intellectual property and licensing transactions in the IT, renewable energy, technology and entertainment industries. Due to his dual qualifications, his client base consists of national and international companies and a large portion of his work involves cross-border transactions.
Pohl is fluent in German and has written extensively on cross-border project finance, technology and intellectual property law issues. He is a member of the California and German bars, the German American Business Association and the American-German Copyright Summit. Pohl received his Ph.D. in Law, magna cum laude, from the University of Bonn, Germany (2001), his LL.M. from the University of Iowa, College of Law (1996) on a Fulbright grant, and his J.D., Erstes Staatsexamen, from the University of Trier, Germany (1994).
Founded in 1948, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough has approximately 75 attorneys. The firm represents local, national and international clients in a diverse litigation and business practice. The firm focuses in the areas of appellate litigation; complex insurance matters; products liability litigation; corporate, commercial and real estate transactions; real estate and construction litigation; complex commercial, business and tort litigation; toxic tort defense; labor and employment litigation; and intellectual property licensing and development. The firm has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Walnut Creek and international offices in Stuttgart and Munich, Germany and Hong Kong. On the net: www.cbmlaw.com.