Brown Rudnick lands eight-lawyer tech team from McCarter & English in New York
Three of five incoming partners promoted to leadership roles within Boston firm's technology practice
Brown Rudnick has significantly boosted its global technology practice with the addition of an eight-lawyer team from McCarter & English in New York.
The team is led by David Sorin, who served as chair of McCarter & English’s venture capital and emerging growth companies. He joins the Boston-based firm alongside partners Scott Smedresman, Jared Sorin, Joseph Ferino and Matthew Uretsky and associates Ken Franklin, Morgan Jones and Thomas Rezach.
Three of the five incoming partners are taking up leadership roles within Brown Rudnick’s technology practice — David Sorin will co-chair the firm’s global technology group, while his son, Jared Sorin, has been appointed co-practice group leader of the emerging growth companies and venture capital group. Smedresman is set to co-lead the firm’s technology practice in the US.
Sorin held various leadership roles at Big Law firms in the US prior to landing at New Jersey-based McCarter & English in 2014. He founded his own firm, SorinRand, in 2009 after a three-year stint as managing partner of WilmerHale’s Princeton office. Before that, he led Buchanan Ingersoll’s offices in New York and Princeton between 1993 and 2001.
The firm said Sorin’s team has significant experience working with venture capital firms and emerging growth companies on complex transactions from early-stage ideation, formation and fundraising all the way to IPOs and M&A.
Neil Foster, who is based in London and will co-chair the firm’s technology group alongside Sorin in London, said the group’s expertise also covers fintech, AI, augmented and virtual reality, crypto, medtech and healthtech, among others.
“Our goal is to attract the premier technology clients and the leading lateral recruits, like the Sorin group, across our offices in the US and Europe,” Foster said.
Brown Rudnick’s technology practice now boasts more than 40 lawyers across its offices in New York, London and Boston. The group has advised on hundreds of transactions worth billions of dollars in more than 50 countries for companies, venture capitalists and other investors in the sector, according to the firm.