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Bronze - Individuals: litigation
The group at McDermott Will & Emery adopt a business-focused mindset at all times, whether that be in prosecution, litigation or transactional work. Almost 75% of the practitioners have technical degrees and many are former examiners, which is of great value to the likes of Meta, Panasonic and CRISPR Therapeutics, who turn to the team to manage their portfolios. On the contentious front, the outfit is known for handling high-stakes patent litigation, particularly in the life sciences space. Current highlights include representing Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in multiple disputes, as well as a potentially groundbreaking case for Amgen, which is being watched very closely by everyone in the industry. Key to the success of the practice is Ahsan Shaikh. “Ahsan is a great communicator and strategist who provides a very smooth and professional service. He cares deeply about his clients and is always up to date with the latest legal developments.” Also recommended are Michael Chu, Amol Parikh and Charles McMahon. Local practice leader Chu has an impressive track record in litigation, representing players such as Traeger Pellet Grills. He is also heavily involved in many industry and social justice organisations. Parikh features in the guide for the first time in 2023. He is another top litigator and counsellor, who supports a mix of American and Japanese patrons. McMahon is highly experienced in disputes before federal courts, the PTAB and the ITC, regularly acting in precedent-setting cases.