July 11, 2023
Clifford Chance names Devika Kornbacher as Houston Office Managing Partner
Houston: International law firm Clifford Chance has announced the appointment of Devika Kornbacher to the role of Houston Office Managing Partner.
The firm recently announced the establishment of the Houston office with the hire of seven lateral partners as a continuation of its strategic US expansion.
Kornbacher joined the firm in 2022 as partner and Co-Head of the Clifford Chance Tech Group, a cross disciplinary team of more than 600 lawyers globally advising on Tech risk and opportunity. She is a technology and intellectual property lawyer who leverages her extensive knowledge and experience to assist clients in fields such as software, hardware, energy, sports, aviation, and retail. Her practice focuses on Tech-driven transactions, data privacy compliance, cybersecurity preparedness, obtaining, protecting, and licensing intellectual property rights, and advising on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.
"We are delighted to appoint Devika as Houston Office Managing Partner," said Regional Managing Partner for the Americas Sharis Pozen. "She is an exceptional attorney with invaluable experience leading our Global Tech Group. With a deep knowledge of the Texas market, Devika steps into this position at an exciting time of growth for us as we establish ourselves in Houston as part of our client-focused, strategic US expansion."
"It's an honor to be appointed Managing Partner of our new Houston office," said Kornbacher. "I joined Clifford Chance to help shape the continued growth of our outstanding global Tech practice, including in the US market. One year later we've made tangible progress by expanding our team and establishing a presence in Houston to access the bevy of talent this city has to offer and serve the world-class clients that call Houston home. It has been exciting to assemble the impressive slate of our current Houston partners and I look forward to bringing my experience to this new leadership position to support our business, clients and colleagues in the fast-growing technology, energy, and healthcare and life sciences and beyond."