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Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2017

January 5, 2017

Anthony Blum
Anthony Blum
Natalie Ikhlassi
Natalie Ikhlassi
Brian Lamping
Brian Lamping

Thompson Coburn is proud to announce that the firm has elected three attorneys to partnership.

Anthony Blum (St. Louis) With a background in computer science, Tony has built a practice that encompasses a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other issues involving the internet. He represents clients before the patent office in post-grant proceedings and litigates infringement suits throughout the country. Tony earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University.

Natalie Ikhlassi (Los Angeles) Natalie represents clients facing a diverse range of business and commercial disputes in state and federal courts across Southern California, including appeals. In her work in commercial real estate litigation, Natalie has successfully defended real estate entities in commercial contract and leasing disputes involving properties across the region, as well as other business disputes. She also advises businesses on disputes related to contracts and general business torts, and has handles probate disputes and employment litigation matters. Natalie earned her law degree from the University of California, Davis.

Brian Lamping (St. Louis) practices in the firm's business litigation area, where he primarily represents clients facing litigation in the areas of telecommunications, banking, construction, and franchise law. Brian has first- and second-chaired numerous jury and bench trials in federal district court, Missouri state court, Illinois state court, and the Office of Administrative Law Judges. He has also served as lead brief writer for federal appeals in the Eighth and Fifth circuits, and appeals to the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board. Brian earned his law degree and M.B.A. from Saint Louis University.