19 November 2004 – LAWFUEL – Law firm, attorney, legal news – Sidley Austin partner David T. Pritikin, chair of the firm’s national intellectual property practice, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers at the organization’s annual meeting on October 23.
Charles W. Douglas, chairman of Sidley’s Management Committee, remarked, “I have been privileged to witness, over many years, the care and dedication David brings to each of his client’s matters. It is with great pride that I congratulate David, on behalf of the firm, on this honor.”
During his legal career, Mr. Pritikin has represented companies in major patent cases in a range of industries from software, semiconductors and electronics to chemicals and pharmaceuticals. He has handled cases in the federal district courts and in the International Trade Commission as well as appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Pritikin also maintains a civil litigation practice involving antitrust and other commercial cases. He has served as lead counsel in a number of high profile cases tried before judges and juries.
Mr. Pritikin’s induction continues Sidley’s long history with the American College of Trial Lawyers, which began in 1956 when the late James E.S. Baker (1912-2003) became Sidley’s first partner admitted into the College and who went on to serve as secretary, regent and eventually president. Other Sidley Fellows include William F. Conlon (Chicago), Thomas C. Green (Washington, D.C.), Roger J. Hawke (New York), Scott R. Lassar (Chicago), Carter G. Phillips (Washington, D.C.), Debra E. Pole, (Los Angeles), Thomas F. Ryan (Chicago), Howard J. Trienens (Chicago) and James D. Zirin (New York).
Mr. Pritikin is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D., 1974, magna cum laude) and Cornell University (A.B., 1971, summa cum laude).
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers 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. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.