First name: Kimberly
Practice area: Litigation
Firm/company (from): Thorp Reed & Armstrong
Firm/company (to): Jones Day
City (from): Pittsburgh
City (to): Pittsburgh
Country (from): USA
Country (to): USA
Jones Day has lured a litigator from Thorp Reed & Armstrong to its flourishing Pittsburgh office.
Kimberly Brown, who comes to Jones Day as a partner, worked at her prior firm for nearly 23 years, the last 15 as a partner. As an attorney, Brown handles a range of matters, from complex breach of contract cases to toxic tort personal injury lawsuits. At Thorp Reed & Armstrong, Brown served as the firms coordinator of pro bono legal representation. Besides her work as a lawyer, Brown teaches a popular litigation strategy and planning course at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, covering numerous aspects of trial proceedings from intake to jury instruction.
In June 2009, officers of the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Bar Association elected Brown its president for the year beginning in July 2009. At that time, outgoing president Jay A. Blechman said in an announcement, Kim has a passion for the law and for helping others. . . . She is a driven and tenacious individual.
Back in April, Jones Day expanded its Pittsburgh litigation practice with the hiring of Jeffrey J. Bresch from Reed Smith, where he worked as a partner in that firm's trial group. Bresch's litigation has been concentrated primarily in the areas of securities, intellectual property, shareholder disputes, and employment law. Prior to joining Reed Smith in 2003, Bresch was a partner with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Pittsburgh. And in March, Jones Day made a high-profile addition to its Business Tort and Litigation Practice in Washington with the hiring of Barbara Harding, who was previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.