Intellectual Property Litigation Group Joins New York Office

Nov 14, 2005, 00:00 ET from McDermott Will & Emery

    NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- McDermott Will & Emery is further
 enhancing its 175+ lawyer Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department
 with the addition of a New York-based intellectual property litigation group,
 led by Dennis Mondolino.  Mr. Mondolino and his group, including five
 partners, one counsel and a dozen associates and paraprofessionals, will add
 significantly to the Firm's intellectual property litigation practice.
     "We are excited to add this substantial group of litigators to our New
 York practice," commented Peter Sacripanti, head of the Firm's New York
 office.  "Intellectual property is an area of strength for McDermott, and the
 addition of these outstanding lawyers complements the significant growth and
 development of our broad service offering in the New York market."
     As head of the group, Mr. Mondolino was formerly a named partner at the
 New York IP boutique, Hopgood, Calimafde, Judlowe and Mondolino, and most
 recently practiced at Morgan Lewis.  The partners in the group include Lisa
 Ferri, Michael Hurley, Jason Lief and Richard Pettus.  This group brings to
 McDermott an integrated team that has successfully litigated scores of patent
 and other IP disputes in a wide array of technologies and industries including
 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, computer, electronics, and consumer
 and industrial products.
     "With this addition in New York we now have a formidable IP litigation
 presence in each of our eight U.S. offices, in addition to our European
 offices," commented Ray Lupo, head of the Firm's Intellectual Property, Media
 & Technology Department.  "Dennis and his group will be especially effective
 in advancing our pharmaceutical focus as part of our expanding life sciences
 IP practice."
     Mr. Mondolino focuses primarily on patent and complex trade secret
 litigation, including substantial experience in pharmaceutical Hatch-Waxman
 litigations.  He is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with more than
 20 years of experience, who has participated in more than 100 patent disputes
 and has acted as lead trial counsel in approximately two dozen patent-related
 cases with a commensurate number of arguments before the Federal Circuit Court
 of Appeals.
     "McDermott provides us with the opportunity to establish and fully
 integrate a New York IP practice with a substantial existing international IP
 practice throughout the United States and Europe," commented Mr. Mondolino.
 "As part of McDermott's existing IP practice we are committed to its
 established excellence and its continued development."
     The group also includes one counsel, Esther Steinhauer, and nine
 associates.  The associates are as follows: Philip Canelli; Kenneth Crowell
 (joining the Firm on January 1, 2006); Robert Greenfeld, Richard Mills-
 Robertson; Charles Minkoff, Ph.D.; Brian Nolan; Christine Pepe; Peter Schuyler
 and Pamela White.
     McDermott's Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department is
 renowned for its trial and appellate experience.  McDermott ranked among the
 top 10 litigation firms in the United States and as one of the firms most
 recognized as counsel hired by plaintiffs and defendants involved in patent
 cases in IP Law & Business's annual survey of law firms that filed the most
 cases in 2004.  Our lawyers are exceptionally experienced in managing and
 conducting complex intellectual property litigation including appeals
 involving patents, trademarks and copyrights.
     McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a
 diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1000 lawyers, we have
 offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dusseldorf, London, Los Angeles, Miami,
 Munich, New York, Orange County, Rome, San Diego, Silicon Valley and
 Washington, D.C.
     McDermott Will & Emery conducts its practice through separate legal
 entities in each of the countries where it has offices.

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