Bass adds trio to D.C. office

Attorneys beef up IP, government contracts and compliance groups

Law firm Bass Berry & Sims has beefed up its Washington, D.C., office with three attorneys — one of them a partner previously with global law firm Milbank — to take the firm’s staff in the the nation's capitol to about a dozen.

Intellectual property specialist Ronald Sigworth (pictured) comes to Bass after spending almost a year and a half at Milbank. Before that, he worked for four years at Crowell & Moring. Sigworth is the immediate past chair of the IP section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Also joining Bass as associates are Bryan King and Robert Platt. King is part of the firm's government contracts group, which was formed early this year, while Platt practices in the firm's compliance and government investigations group. Previously, they worked at General Counsel and Holland & Knight, respectively.

"Since opening our D.C. office in 2012, we have been careful to grow strategically in response to the requests and needs of our clients," said John Kelly, managing partner of Bass’ D.C. outpost. "Ronald, Bryan and Robert expand our firm's ability to deliver comprehensive counsel that meets our clients' growing demands in these practice areas."