NEW YORK, NY (November 17, 2005) — LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Mc…

NEW YORK, NY (November 17, 2005) — LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – McDermott Will & Emery is further enhancing its 175+ lawyer Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department with the addition of a New York-based intellectual property litigation group, led by Dennis Mondolino. Mr. Mondolino and his group, including five partners, one counsel and twelve associates and paraprofessionals, will add significantly to the Firm’s intellectual property litigation practice.

“We are excited to add this substantial group of litigators to our New York practice,” commented Peter Sacripanti, head of the Firm’s New York office. “Intellectual property is an area of strength for McDermott, and the addition of these outstanding lawyers complements the significant growth and development of our broad service offering in the New York market.”

As head of the group, Mr. Mondolino was formerly a named partner at the New York IP boutique, Hopgood, Calimafde, Judlowe and Mondolino, and most recently practiced at Morgan Lewis. The partners in the group include Lisa Ferri, Michael Hurley, Jason Lief and Richard Pettus. This group brings to McDermott an integrated team that has successfully litigated scores of patent and other IP disputes in a wide array of technologies and industries including pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, computer, electronics, and consumer and industrial products.

“With this addition in New York we now have a formidable IP litigation presence in each of our eight U.S. offices, in addition to our European offices,” commented Ray Lupo, head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department. “Dennis and his group will be especially effective in advancing our pharmaceutical focus as part of our expanding life sciences IP practice.”

Mr. Mondolino focuses primarily on patent and complex trade secret litigation, including substantial experience in pharmaceutical Hatch-Waxman litigations. He is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, who has participated in more than 100 patent disputes and has acted as lead trial counsel in approximately two dozen patent-related cases with a commensurate number of arguments before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

“McDermott provides us with the opportunity to establish and fully integrate a New York IP practice with a substantial existing international IP practice throughout the United States and Europe,” commented Mr. Mondolino. “As part of McDermott’s existing IP practice we are committed to its established excellence and its continued development.”

The group also includes one counsel, Esther Steinhauer, and nine associates. The associates are as follows: Philip Canelli; Kenneth Crowell (joining the Firm on January 1, 2006); Robert Greenfeld, Richard Mills-Robertson; Charles Minkoff, Ph.D.; Brian Nolan; Christine Pepe; Peter Schuyler and Pamela White. See biographical notes.

McDermott’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department is renowned for its trial and appellate experience. McDermott ranked among the top 10 litigation firms in the United States and as one of the firms most recognized as counsel hired by plaintiffs and defendants involved in patent cases in IP Law & Business’s annual survey of law firms that filed the most cases in 2004. Our lawyers are exceptionally experienced in managing and conducting complex intellectual property litigation including appeals involving patents, trademarks and copyrights.

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