WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson announced today that Ruffin B. Cordell, a principal in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only to those trial lawyers with at least 15 years trial experience who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. Less than one percent of attorneys in each state are admitted to the College.
At Fish, Cordell's practice emphasizes all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade secret cases. He regularly serves as lead counsel in major patent litigation matters before the International Trade Commission (Section 337 proceedings) and in district courts throughout the country. In 2011, Cordell was recognized as a leading litigator in Intellectual Asset Magazine's international patent litigation survey. Cordell was also named one of the "Top 50 Under 45" attorneys by IP Law & Business, one of the "Top Lawyers: Intellectual Property" by Washingtonian, and a Chambers USA Best Lawyers in America from 2006-2012. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S., Tau Beta Pi, in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University.
Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the trial profession. There are currently almost 6,000 members in the U.S. and Canada.
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). With more than 375 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and business litigation, Fish is known for its superior technical expertise. Fish has been named top patent litigation firm in the country for eight straight years, a premier IP firm for America's biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice. For more information, visit www.fr.com or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.
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