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09/27/2016

Holland & Hart Announces the Addition of Four New Associates in Boise

Amani Floyd, Yudong Kim, Matthew Montgomery, and Grace Witsil have joined Holland & Hart’s Boise office to further develop the firm’s trade compliance, patent prosecution, and corporate practices. 

“We’re excited to have these four talented associates join our Boise office. They reflect the growth we are experiencing in our trade compliance, patent prosecution, and corporate practice areas. They are accomplished attorneys who will provide the high level of service we offer our clients, and we look forward to their success here at Holland & Hart,” said Brian Hansen, administrative partner of the firm’s Boise office.

Amani Floyd advises clients in export control and trade sanctions defense and compliance and helps clients navigate the shifting landscape of global anti-corruption compliance and enforcement.  She focuses on coordinating internal investigations and voluntary disclosures related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She also represents clients in complex civil and criminal litigation, including trade secret misappropriation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and money-laundering cases. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Floyd was with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hamptons LLP in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University, her M.A. from the University of Mississippi, and her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Floyd is admitted to practice in California. She is not yet admitted to practice in Idaho. 

Yudong Kim is a patent attorney and engineer who focuses on IP protection for clients with complex technology and processes. He has particular experience in the semiconductor technology industry, having worked for over two decades at Intel Corporation as a process R&D engineer and manager. Kim received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Korea University, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University. He received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Kim is not yet admitted to practice in Idaho. 

Matthew Montgomery counsels electronics and computer-related clients on IP matters pertaining to drafting and prosecuting patent applications. He assists clients through the patent application process and applies his interest in technology advancements to guide clients through patent approvals. Montgomery is a registered patent attorney with a background in mechanical engineering. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, he practiced with Buchanan Nipper LLC. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho and his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law. 

Grace Witsil assists companies on a broad range of commercial transactions from entity formation, financing, and governance, through complex mergers and acquisitions, as well as in general business matters. In addition, she handles matters involving stock and membership interest transfers, indemnification, nondisclosure, and commercial and residential leases. Before joining Holland & Hart, Witsil was an associate in the Charlotte office of Winstead PC. She received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Witsil is admitted to practice in North Carolina and Texas. She is not yet admitted to practice in Idaho.

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