The placement of an IP practice group with the Los Angeles office of Venable LLP. The group includes partner JoAnna Esty and intellectual property attorneys Stefan Kirchanski, Alison Grabell, Jenna Leavitt and Jennifer Whiting. Esty was previously the head of intellectual property at Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif, LLP. Her practice is primarily patent litigation and also includes transactional work focusing on counseling and prosecution management. Esty’s technological focus areas are life sciences and health care. She also has substantial experience in electronics and information technology.