Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

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“Choate Hall & Stewart is a trusted IP counsel and is excellent at providing a white glove service. The talented team works cohesively to provide a well-rounded, seamless and full-service experience. Its practitioners provide thoughtful, commercial analysis and are always responsive and reliable.” The group of life sciences experts can collectively handle prosecution, litigation and transactional briefs. Forming the non-contentious line-up are regulars Charles Lyon, Brenda Herschbach Jarrell, Stephanie Schonewald and Rolando Medina who are joined this year by Brian Reese, who makes his debut. “Charles is one of the best IP lawyers in the market. He is incredibly intelligent, with a unique ability to quickly understand complex concepts and synthesise large amounts of information, before distilling it into succinct, simple summaries for his clientele. Charles is highly dedicated to his clients and makes them feel as if they are his only client.” Herschbach Jarrell chairs the firm’s life sciences group and utilises her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology to provide technical but practical business advice. Schonewald adds another layer of expertise, thanks to her biochemistry and molecular genetics PhD. She focuses on strategically developing patent portfolios and handling inter partes reviews (IPRs). Neuroscience PhD Medina has experience in advising universities and start-ups as well as large life sciences companies on how to obtain and monetise intellectual property. Fellow neuroscience PhD Reese is a commercial operator who strikes the perfect balance between the legal and the technical when advising his patrons. Focusing on disputes are Robert Frank, Michael Bunis, Sophie Wang, Eric Marandett and Paul Popeo. Former managing partner Frank has a wealth of experience litigating high-stakes disputes, while Bunis has acted in courts across the country and has recently been representing Hewlett Packard in a multinational litigation. Wang and Marandett are both experts in life sciences disputes and have recently teamed up to represent Radius Health in Hatch-Waxman litigation. In addition to his patent expertise, Popeo is also renowned for his contentious work in the trade secret space, where he has taken several cases through to trial.

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