E. Anthony Figg, co-founder and shareholder at Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., announced today the opening of the firm’s first satellite office in Boston, Massachusetts. The office will be led by new partner Daniel L. Shores, a highly experienced intellectual property lawyer.

“After more than 15 years as a single office firm in Washington, DC, we made a strategic decision to open our first satellite office in Boston. The decision to expand is driven by the firm’s commitment to client service and exceeding the needs of clients in our growing practices,” said Mr. Figg. “Boston continues to attract companies, particularly those in life sciences, and having our feet on the ground allows us to provide the best possible service to new and existing clients across New England and beyond. Mr. Shores, a New England native and an excellent lawyer, will be invaluable in getting our roots planted and establishing Rothwell Figg as a Boston intellectual property fixture.”

From the Boston office, Mr. Shores will handle complex IP matters for a wide range of companies, including emerging tech and biotech companies in the Greater Boston area. He has extensive experience with in-depth litigation in the federal courts, due diligence, prosecution, and transactional work. The firm’s full suite of services (http://www.rfem.com/practices/) will also now be more readily accessible to area clients.

“Dan was an associate at Rothwell Figg from 2004 to 2012, and we are excited to have such a bright, experienced, and versatile lawyer back at the firm. There is no doubt he will once again provide the highest value to our clients, and the expertise he gained during his time away from the firm enhances the firm’s practices tremendously,” said shareholder Joseph A. Hynds.

Rothwell Figg’s Boston office is located at One Boston Place, Suite 2600, Boston, MA 02108, and can be reached at +1 617 312 3101.