Yesterday, mobile technologies and intellectual properties developer Vringo announced that Mr. Ashley Keller has joined the company's Board of Directors. He will serve on the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Keller is currently a special situations analyst at Alyeska Investment Group, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in Chicago, where he focuses on investments in companies involved in complex and high-stakes commercial litigation and regulatory matters.
"I am honored to join the Vringo board of directors. Thanks to the execution of the company's exceptional management team, Vringo is an emerging leader in innovating, licensing and protecting intellectual property and technology. The company is poised for growth in 2013, and I am excited to play a part in Vringo's continued success," remarked Mr. Keller.
Vringo's Chairman, Seth M. Siegel, added, "Ashley's investment, legal, and patent litigation expertise brings a unique perspective to our board. We are delighted to be working with him."
Prior to joining Alyeska, Mr. Keller was a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP. He directly handled trial and appellate matters that involved multi-billion dollar patent and securities cases, contractual disputes, and mass-tort class actions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Keller clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Richard Posner at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Keller graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in government. He earned a Masters of Business Administration with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree with highest honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated first in his class.
"We welcome Ashley's wealth of experience in key areas of focus for Vringo as we continue to build the company in 2013," Vringo's CEO, Andrew D. Perlman, concluded.
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