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Patton Boggs Elects New Partners

WASHINGTON and DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce the election of Lacy L. Kolo and Charbel M. Maakaron to the partnership, effective immediately. Both were previously associates at the firm.

"Patton Boggs is pleased to welcome Lacy and Charbel to the partnership," said Edward J. Newberry, managing partner of the firm. "They have both demonstrated resolute dedication to the firm, outstanding service to our clients, and continued excellence in the practice of law."

Lacy Kolo counsels clients on the development and management of their intellectual property (IP), focusing on litigation, licensing, monetizing IP assets, and the merger and acquisition process. Dr. Kolo also utilizes her research experience in pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, molecular biology, and software development to litigate complex patent and trade secret matters before the federal courts, the International Trade Commission and alternative dispute resolution forums, recently completing an arbitration in the area of DNA technology. Dr. Kolo is resident in the firm's Washington, DC office and is a member of the IP practice group. She obtained her B.A. from the University of Virginia, earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and received her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.

Charbel Maakaron's practice focuses on capital markets and acquisitions. Mr. Maakaron also draws from his commercial and business law experience to advise clients on commercial transactions, corporate structuring, real estate and commercial litigation. He has a diverse legal practice with a broad mix of prominent clients in Qatar and internationally. One of Qatar's leading corporate attorneys, Mr. Maakaron regularly represents strategic clients on all aspects of their corporate legal matters, including ongoing regulatory requirements. He joined Patton Boggs in 2007, is a graduate of the University of Bristol and holds an LLM in International Commercial Law. Mr. Maakaron is resident in the firm's Doha office, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013.

About Patton Boggs

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 and Abu Dhabi, nearly 450 lawyers and professionals provide comprehensive, practical legal counsel to clients around the globe. For more information about the firm or its attorneys, visit www.pattonboggs.com

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