Patricia M. de la Peña Joins Nossaman, Expands Infrastructure Group
SAN FRANCISCO (November 18, 2005) - Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott LLP today announced the addition of Patricia M. de la Peña as an Associate in the firm's Austin office. Ms. de la Peña joins Nossaman's Infrastructure Practice from the Texas Department of Insurance where she worked with department staff to draft rules and propose legislation. Previously, Ms. de la Peña was a litigator in the Insurance Practice Group of Bracewell & Patterson. She joins Nossaman on the heels of another strategic hire in Austin, Associate Ann-Therese Schmid.
"Tricia's strong relationship with Texas agencies and her insurance background make her a valuable addition to our growing Infrastructure practice," said Christine D. Ryan, who heads up Nossaman's Austin office. "In recent months, she is the second associate to join our practice in Austin. As the State of Texas proceeds with its mission to develop infrastructure to 'keep Texas moving,' we have an ongoing need for talented lawyers to support our work here."
Ms. de la Peña received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law.
"Nossaman has an incredible reputation in the transportation industry. I'm looking forward to being part of a team that creates and implements innovative strategies to solve our country's growing transportation needs," said Patricia de la Peña.