Fish & Richardson Adds Sheryl Koval Garko

Jul 24, 2013, 11:09 ET from Fish & Richardson

BOSTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson today announced that Sheryl Koval Garko, previously Counsel at Goodwin Procter, has joined the firm's Boston office as Of Counsel in its IP Litigation Group.  She will continue to focus her practice on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and false advertising litigation.  Garko is the fifth lateral hire for Fish's Litigation Group this year.

Garko has 10 years of experience in patent cases involving diverse areas of technology, including pharmaceutical products, prepaid wireless telephones, VoIP telephony, athletic shoes, medical devices, manufacturing processes, and genetic sequencing.  She has handled numerous lawsuits in federal and state courts nationwide, and has experience practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  In 2008, Garko served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County.

"We are very excited to have a skilled litigator like Sheryl Garko join our growing team," said Ann Cathcart Chaplin, Litigation Practice Group Leader at Fish.  "She brings a tremendous breadth of knowledge in both trademark and copyright litigation, which is a rapidly expanding practice area for our firm, and in patent litigation.  She will be a great asset to our clients."

Garko received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2003, where she received was Executive Editor for the Journal of Law and Politics.  She received her A.B., cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1999.

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP). Founded in 1878, Fish's early clients included Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers.  The firm has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation.  Fish is consistently singled out for its superior technical expertise and great results, and has been named the top patent litigation firm in the country for nine consecutive years, the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice.  For more information, visit or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.


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