Peter M. Reyes Jr., president of the Hispanic National Bar Association, has joined the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg in Minneapolis to serve as a partner in the Intellectual Property Department, the firm announced.
Reyes was previously a senior intellectual lawyer at Cargill Inc., where he managed IP portfolios for various business units while also preparing and negotiating mergers and acquisitions. He's a registered patent attorney with more than 15 years of experience in the areas of patent preparation and prosecution, and complex commercial and IP transactions.
"(Reyes) is joining during a time of extraordinary growth and success for the firm, which has been driven by its value-focused platform and strong national reputation," Peter Ekberg, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg's Minneapolis office, said in a statement. "We are excited to add an attorney with Peter's background and experience, as well as his deep knowledge of IP portfolio services, to our already talented group in Minneapolis and nationally."
Reyes was recently named Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer and to Poder magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America in 2012. He's been involved in the HNBA since 2003, currently serving as president after holding various positions in the organization.
Barnes & Thornburg has added 35 attorneys to its Minneapolis office since opening it in 2009.
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