Fish & Richardson Principal Michael McKeon Named To NLJ/Legal Times' "Visionaries" List

Jul 23, 2012, 12:56 ET from Fish & Richardson

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson announced today that Michael McKeon, a principal in the firm's IP Litigation Group in Washington, D.C., has been named to the NLJ/Legal Times' "Visionaries" list.  McKeon was one of 20 "Visionaries" chosen from among thousands of Washington, D.C. lawyers for having outstanding business foresight and legal acumen.

McKeon was singled out for being one of a handful of top U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) attorneys at the forefront of shaping the legal landscape for intellectual property disputes.  According to the NLJ/Legal Times, "Michael McKeon has been in the middle of developments as the ITC has evolved from a little-used venue to settle intellectual property disputes into a popular forum."

McKeon, who has been litigating at the ITC since the mid-90s – long before it was trendy to try cases there – is one of the visionaries who has helped define what the ITC has become and will be in the future.  He has worked on over 30 Section 337 ITC cases.  According to the NLJ/Legal Times, McKeon has "racked up major ITC-related wins for electronics companies, including Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc." during the past few years.

McKeon is a member of Fish's Management Committee.  He is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School where he co-teaches, with ITC Judge Theodore R. Essex, the first law school class in the country dedicated to Section 337 cases. 

McKeon received his J.D., with highest honors, Order of the Coif, from George Washington University Law School in 1996 and his B.S., magna cum laude, in mechanical engineering and materials engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1990.

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