Washington, DC, April 19, 2010—Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Ugo Colella has returned to the firm as a partner in its litigation practice.
Mr. Colella plans to focus his practice on assisting companies in civil litigation with a focus on commercial disputes after spending 3 ½ years at another firm.
A seasoned litigator, Mr. Colella has extensive experience before state and federal trial and appellate courts and possesses in-depth knowledge of the complexities involved with a wide variety of commercial disputes, particularly class actions and multidistrict litigation.
Mr. Colella also counsels businesses on issues involving contracts and other commercial instruments, concentrating on partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies.
“Ugo Colella is a proven asset and will be a strong addition to our litigation team,” said Stuart M. Pape, managing partner of the firm. “His relationships in the business and legal community will spur new growth for the firm.”
The son of a tailor and a seamstress, Mr. Colella worked his way through school, earning his law degree from Tulane in 1996 and his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in 1989. Soon after, he earned a spot in the Justice Department’s prestigious Honors Program where he handled toxic tort claims until joining Patton Boggs in May 2000.
Mr. Colella, a triathlete, quickly rose at the firm, gaining crucial litigation experience in multiple actions and class actions, including In re InPhonic, Inc. Wireless Phone Rebate Litigation (District of Columba federal court), In re Commercial Money Center Litigation (Northern District of Ohio) and In re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001 (Southern District of New York).
“Patton Boggs feels like home,” Mr. Colella said. “I’m glad to be back among my friends and colleagues. I look forward to this exciting opportunity to add to the first-class litigation team.”