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About Thelen LLP

Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner is the product of the 2006 merger of San Francisco's Thelen Reid & Priest and New York's Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner. For now, the firm is still without an official headquartersrather than picking a favorite, the newly merged firm appointed an office of the chair, which includes Stephen O'Neal of the San Francisco office and Julian Millstein of the New York office as co-chairs and Thomas Hill of the Los Angeles office as managing partner of operations. Such compromises notwithstanding, like many marriages, this one apparently got off to a rough start: As the merger approached, the firm lost 76 attorneysthe second-largest decline of any U.S. firm in 2006. In 2007, the firm began to refer to itself for branding purposes as simply "Thelen" (rhymes with "wheelin'").

It seems to have worked: Thelen reported that its firmwide corporate and asset finance practices had an "exceptionally strong year" of transactional work in 2007, advising on more than 150 deals valued at approximately $21 billion. Among these deals was Thelen client Patriot Media Holdings' sale of New Jersey cable television systems to Comcast Cable Communications Holdings, Inc. for $490 million. In 2007, the firm's litigators scored a victory for Celerity in its ongoing battle with its main rival in the semiconductor industry, Ultra Clean Holdings. At issue were the gas delivery systems used in fabrication equipment developed by Celerity and UCT. Celerity claimed that UCT's Ultra Clean ripped off the technology behind its patents, and in November 2007 a federal judge in Northern California agreed, granting Celerity's motion for a permanent injunction..

Thelen LLP

875 Third Ave
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 603-2000

Firm Stats

Office of the Chair: Stephen V. ONeal, Liam J. Milstein, Thomas E. Hill

Major Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley, CA
La & century City, CA
Washington, DC
Morristown, NJ
New York, NY