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Gold - Individuals: litigation
In DC, Latham & Watkins has amassed many accomplished patent trial lawyers and is a hypercar among its supercar competitors which – geared for big-ticket pharmaceutical and high-technology litigations, ITC investigations and post-grant proceedings – performs well over any road surface. The firm has five representatives in the IAM Patent 1000 gold tier for DC – more than any competitor – with Maximilian Grant, Michael Morin, Matthew Moore, Adam Perlman and Bert Reiser all scoring top marks. Grant has a gift for inspiring and motivating trial teams to great things. Healthcare and life sciences industry group global co-chair Morin also shows superb leadership, which is just one of the reasons why his clients instruct him on a repeat basis. Moore is a clear-sighted strategist who is well suited to the largest litigation campaigns; Perlman advocates superbly for pharmaceutical originators; and Reiser distinguishes himself as a foremost ITC specialist. Meanwhile, Jamie Underwood, David Frazier, Lawrence Gotts, Tara Elliott and Robert Steinberg each bring special skills and attributes to the mix. Underwood is appreciated for her advocacy and strategic advisory talents, which are on full display in her ITC-focused practice; Frazier has a flair for complex biotechnology suits; Gotts and Elliott have sharp trial skills honed through exposure to a wide variety of IP and non-IP cases; and Steinberg lights the path in PTAB proceedings.