ST. LOUIS – November 30, 2012 – By a vote of the partnership, the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP ( has elected 14 new lawyers to partnership in the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2013. This brings the number of partners firmwide to 424. The new partners are:

Hassan Albakri, New York

Albakri practices with the Intellectual Property and International Trade Client Service Groups. His practice focuses on intellectual property counseling and litigation as well as cross-border technology transaction matters. He has more than 10 years of experience in patent matters and has advised clients in a wide range of industries, focusing on computer, telecommunications and Internet-related technologies.

Travis Campbell, St. Louis

Campbell practices with the Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Client Service Groups. He has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, from motion practice through trial. Campbell focuses his practice on representing clients in cases pending in Madison County, Ill., and other jurisdictions in southern Illinois, including the defense of contractual, employment, toxic tort, personal injury and real estate claims.

Seth Frederiksen, St. Louis

Frederiksen practices with the Transactions; Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice; and Corporate Finance Client Service Groups. He represents a variety of public and private company clients and private business owners in connection with a wide array of transactional matters focusing on acquisition, merger, disposition, joint venture arrangements and strategic alliances.

Thor Ketzback, Chicago

Ketzback practices with the Environmental and Energy & Natural Resources Client Service Groups. He has built a practice with a national scope, with a concentration in all areas of environmental and health and safety law and a specific focus on Clean Air Act counseling, permitting and litigation. Ketzback has a strong environmental background in private practice and government service and has served as environmental counsel for a wide array of clients including those within the energy, manufacturing, chemical and agricultural production sectors.

Jay Latzak, Atlanta

Latzak practices with the Real Estate and the Banking Client Service Groups. His commercial real estate practice is diverse, and he regularly represents clients with respect to all aspects of commercial real estate and lending transactions. Latzak has extensive experience representing life insurance companies, banks and other institutions in making, restructuring and foreclosing on loans secured by real property throughout the U.S.

Megan Lennox, Phoenix

Lennox practices with the Environmental Client Service Group. She represents clients throughout the country regarding compliance with federal and state environmental regulatory programs and enforcement defense. Lennox has Arizona and Colorado state and federal court litigation experience with an emphasis on Superfund cost recovery and defense, environmental and commercial insurance coverage claims and general commercial litigation.

John Lipic, Chicago

Lipic practices with the Real Estate and the Banking Client Service Groups. Lipic’s practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate and related finance matters. He has extensive experience with real estate finance, including mortgage loans, mezzanine debt, refinancings, workouts, restructurings, deeds-in-lieu and foreclosures. Lipic also is experienced with purchases and sales of office, multifamily, retail and industrial properties and with commercial real estate leasing matters.

Catesby Major, Kansas City

Major practices with the Class & Derivative Actions; Commercial Litigation; and Labor & Employment Client Service Groups. She has defended companies in numerous consumer class action lawsuits in state and federal courts. She also has built a practice that focuses on defense in all aspects of employment discrimination litigation at the administrative, state and federal levels.

Sean Muntz, Irvine

Muntz practices with the Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Client Service Groups. Muntz’s practice focuses on commercial, product liability and labor and employment litigation. He also routinely provides pre-litigation counsel to a number of the firm’s clients on commercial, real estate and labor and employment matters. Muntz currently manages two teams of attorneys concentrating on lending litigation and has represented clients in connection with high-level government investigations.

Jim Pettis, Los Angeles-Santa Monica

Pettis is a member of the Product Liability; Commercial Litigation; and Class & Derivative Actions Client Service Groups. His litigation practice concentrates on complex and multidistrict aviation-related product liability actions throughout the United States and its territories, Canada and Europe. Pettis also represents financial institutions and businesses in commercial and class action matters related to mortgages, title insurance and trade secrets. Prior to joining the firm, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Carl Vinson and at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Pettis received the National Defense Medal for his service.

Brian Recor, Los Angeles-Santa Monica

Recor practices with the Class & Derivative Actions and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups. He defends companies in U.S. class actions and other lawsuits brought by consumers alleging false advertising or unfair competition. Recor also represents companies in international business disputes and is one of very few litigators in California admitted to practice law in France.

John ReVeal, Washington, D.C.

ReVeal practices with the Banking Client Service Group and is the DC office’s lead regulatory and compliance lawyer for the Financial Institutions Group. With more than 20 years of experience, he advises banks and savings institutions on consumer compliance laws and regulations, organizational and transactional matters, bank and thrift powers, federal preemption, anti-money laundering regulations and financial institution licensing matters. He also regularly advises clients on payment systems and privacy laws and regulations.

Katie Schwarting, Charlotte

Schwarting practices with the Banking and Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Client Service Groups. Her practice focuses on securitization of commercial real estate assets, servicing agreements, workout and foreclose strategies, asset management and general corporate finance matters. Schwarting also advises clients on the impact of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation AB and other regulations that impact commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions.

Nick Williamson, St. Louis

Williamson practices with the Intellectual Property Client Service Group. His practice encompasses the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and includes an extensive patent practice that concentrates on patent litigation and counseling. Williamson’s broad trademark and service mark experience includes global prosecution matters and domestic enforcement actions in federal courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His practice also includes copyright counseling, prosecution and litigation.

Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiary Bryan Cave International Consulting provides trade and customs consultancy. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave's more than 1,100 lawyers and other professionals in over 30 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients' needs in the world's key business and financial markets.

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