Focuses on Complex Commercial and Corporate Litigation,Including Patent Litigation
Wilmington, DE – January 8, 2007 – Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that Edmond D. (“Ted”) Johnson, an experienced lawyer concentrating in complex commercial and corporate litigation, including patent litigation, has joined the firm as a partner resident in the Wilmington office.
“Ted is a great addition to the firm and our commercial litigation practice group,” said David B. Stratton, the partner in charge of Pepper’s Wilmington office. “He is a highly experienced litigator, with substantial first-chair experience in the Chancery Court and the federal courts in Delaware. In addition, his patent litigation experience will bolster our Delaware intellectual property practice. We’re very pleased that he has chosen to join Pepper.”
Mr. Johnson’s practice includes patent infringement, trade secret, class action and derivative action cases. His intellectual property litigation experience includes matters involving semi-conductors, computer systems, software and pharmaceuticals.
Additionally, Mr. Johnson has litigated matters involving significant technology issues, including the operation and characteristics of jet aircraft engines and large diesel engines used in ships and locomotives. He also has experience litigating business valuations and business accounting issues, including audit failures.
“Wilmington has become a destination for intellectual property litigation,” said Mr. Johnson. “My experience in this area and my years of experience handling matters before the Chancery Court are nice complements to Pepper’s already strong litigation practice in Delaware. I’m happy to be a part of and help build Pepper’s litigation practice here.”
Mr. Johnson joins Pepper from The Bayard Firm in Wilmington, where he had practiced and been a director since 1996. Before joining Bayard, he was a partner with Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnel LLP in Wilmington.
He is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A. 1965), where he majored in math and chemistry, and he received his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law (J.D. 1983).
About Pepper Hamilton
Pepper Hamilton LLP (www.pepperlaw.com) is a multi-practice law firm with 450 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.
Pepper’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, with more than 90 lawyers, has deep experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country. Lawyers in the group handle complex commercial litigation and arbitrations, ranging from single-issue injunction cases to multi-million dollar contract disputes. The practice includes antitrust and competition litigation, business litigation, class actions, securities and shareholder litigation, ERISA and pension litigation, and corporate compliance, corporate investigations and criminal defense.