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US: Morgan Lewis lawyer is new San Francisco Magistrate

 |  February 6, 2018

Thomas Hixson, a Morgan Lewis & Bockius partner focused on antitrust and intellectual property matters, has been tapped to fill a magistrate judgeship in the Northern District of California, the court said Monday.

According to Law.com, the court selected Hixson due to his ”broad knowledge of federal law and practice, together with his strong foundation in intellectual property and antitrust law.” Hixson was not immediately available for comment. His selection is contingent on completing an FBI background check.

Hixson, who is currently a partner in intellectual property at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, has worked in the Bay Area for nearly 20 years. Before joining Morgan Lewis in 2014, he spent 12 years with its predecessor, Bingham McCutchen, and four with Bingham’s predecessor, McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen.

Over the course of his legal career, Hixson has represented Oracle, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and a number of telecommunications and insurance companies. At Morgan Lewis, Hixson’s disputes focus on computer software-related IP cases in federal court.

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