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White & Case has lost another partner, with the chair of the firm’s global IT practice group understood to have resigned.
New York IT and IP specialist Steve Betensky focuses his practice on trademark and patent licensing agreements and technology transfers as well as the technology aspects of finance and corporate transactions. He also works on IT-related acquisitions, outsourcing arrangements and similar transactions.
In November last year Betensky was one of a group of White & Case partners who represented Saudi Basic Industries Corporation in connection with its $2.7bn (£1.75bn) joint venture with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation.
He has previously worked in White & Case’s offices in Palo Alto and Prague.
The news comes in the wake of White & Case suffering a series of defections across its global network.
Last week competition partner Elaine Johnston joined Allen & Overy (15 February 2010) while a total of 13 partners defected to Latham & Watkins over recent weeks (8 February 2010).
Earlier this week the head of White & Case’s metals and mining practice Tanneke Heersche joined Canadian firm Fasken Martineau as a partner (22 February 2010).
Betensky made no comment when contacted by The Lawyer.