Proskauer makes four-partner DC raid on Heller

West Coast giant Heller Ehrman has lost four life sciences and IP partners to New York-based Proskauer Rose.

Colin Sandercock, formerly co-chair of Heller’s patents & trademark group, John Isacson, Paul Booth and David Laub all come from Heller’s office in DC, and will join Proskauer’s office in the same city.

John Isacson practices US and international IP law, while Paul Booth practices in biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals.

Both lawyers were partners in Heller’s patents & trademarks and life sciences & technology practice groups.

David Laub specializes in IP patents. Prior to joining Heller, where he was a partner in the firm’s IP group, he was an IP partner at national Morgan Lewis and Bockius.

The hires join other recent additions to the DC office of Proskauer including Rhett Krulla and Robyn Moss, who joined in December. Krulla joined from the US Federal Trade Commission, where she was a senior lawyer, and Manos from the SEC, where he was a former special counsel.

The firm’s DC office also recently moved into larger premises at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, down the road from the White House at number 1600.