SKV Names New Litigation Partner


SKV is proud to announce the addition of the newest Partner, Hector Chavez, effective January 1, 2019. Hector joined SKV as an Associate in 2011 and maintains an active general civil litigation practice representing defendants and plaintiffs in complex lawsuits, arbitrations, and appeals. His areas of focus have included patent litigation, trade secrets, commercial disputes, oil and gas disputes, civil rights, and white collar defense. Hector’s background as an engineer enables him to understand and dissect complex issues of technology that many other lawyers would not readily understand. Mr. Chavez has been chosen as Rising Star by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, 2017 to present and has been chosen as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation, 2015 to Present. 

“The partnership is thrilled to name Hector as a partner”, said SKV Partner Craig Smyser. “Hector has proven himself time and time again through his dedication to SKV’s clients, their interests, and solving their problems. That attention to our clients’ interests is the hallmark of an SKV partner.” 

Mr. Chavez received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Signals Processing Track), cum laude in 2006 from Columbia University where received Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2011 where he was a Cravath International Fellow and Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. 

Mr. Chavez is currently involved with the Scholarship and Executive Committee for Hon. Nancy F. Atlas IP Inn of Court.



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