New Addition Underscores Top Plaintiff Firm’s Commitment …

New Addition Underscores Top Plaintiff Firm’s Commitment
to Business-to-Business Litigation Practice

EAST ALTON, Ill., Dec. 1 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — SimmonsCooper LLC announced today the arrival of Paul Lesko as head of the Firm’s growing intellectual property litigation practice.

By recruiting an IP litigator of Lesko’s caliber and reputation,
SimmonsCooper underscores its ongoing commitment to grow its business-to-
business litigation practice. SimmonsCooper has personified the trend among
successful plaintiffs’ firms to expand representation of companies of all
sizes in various litigation areas.

“This is yet another decisive moment in the history of our firm,” said
Jeff Cooper, managing partner of SimmonsCooper. “Paul’s background in patent
litigation provides our business clients with an incalculable resource — and,
importantly, an approach to handling and budgeting cases that business clients
often cannot find among traditional defense firms.”

For clients, the commitment by SimmonsCooper to IP and B2B litigation
means access, not only to superior trial skills, but also to creative non-
hourly billing, including contingency fee arrangements.

Prior to joining SimmonsCooper, Mr. Lesko litigated pharmaceutical,
chemical, mechanical, and biotech patent infringement cases at a large law
firm in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Lesko dealt with a variety of technologies
ranging from drug delivery systems, to genetically modified crops, to simple
inventions such as produce bag dispensers. Mr. Lesko’s banner patent cases
include Crown Poly, Inc. vs. Unistar Plastics, LLC, Bunzl Distribution
California, LLC, and Bunzl Distribution USA, Inc. (C.D. Cal.) and CIMA Labs
Inc., and Schwarz Pharma Inc., vs. KV Pharmaceutical Inc. and ETHEX
Corporation (D. Minn).

Mr. Lesko was also instrumental in obtaining an important decision from
the Eastern District of Missouri which explains in detail to what extent
plaintiffs can bring suit due to defendants’ activities on their websites.
See Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company v. U-Haul Intern., Inc., 327 F.Supp.2d 1032
(E.D.Mo. 2004).

“SimmonsCooper has quickly achieved the status of a legal profession
legend,” said Mr. Lesko. “It will be an honor to work side-by-side with these
great lawyers who, I’m happy to say, are also my friends.”

Lesko holds a BS in Honors Biology and Biochemistry from the University of
Illinois and received his JD from Tulane Law School and served as an intern
during the summer of 1998 for Judge Edith Brown Clement.

About SimmonsCooper LLC
SimmonsCooper LLC, based in East Alton in Madison County, Illinois, with
offices in Chicago, is the country’s leading asbestos litigation firm, with
strong practices also in securities litigation, toxic torts, business-to-
business, and international product liability and torts. Visit us at

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