Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly announces the addition of the partners and associates of Mavrakakis Law Group LLP (MLG), an intellectual property boutique with offices in Palo Alto, California and Chicago, Illinois, resulting in the expansion of the firm’s Palo Alto office and the establishment of a Chicago office.

Haynes and Boone's Chicago office is now home to Partner Jim Shimota, as well as counsel Aaron Taggart.

Jim Shimota is the Administrative Partner of Haynes and Boone’s Chicago office. He concentrates his practice on all aspects of post-issuance patent practice. He has extensive experience before judges and juries in federal courts across the country as well as the International Trade Commission and arbitration panels.

Counsel Aaron C. Taggart also practices out of the Chicago office.