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Bronze - Individuals: litigation
A premier destination for big-ticket patent infringement actions, Covington & Burling has an abundance of top litigators in its DC headquarters, who understand the finer points of patent strategy and possess whetted trial skills. One of the most celebrated is George Pappas, who is hard to beat for courtroom gravitas. A veteran of dozens of trials, Kevin Collins also has significant appellate experience, as do Pappas and Richard Rainey, GE’s former global IP litigation chief. A partner in the IP and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) practice groups, Christopher Sipes is a key contact for pharmaceutical cases alongside Hatch-Waxman litigation veteran Einar Stole. Alexander Chinoy and Sturgis Sobin bring the heat in Section 337 investigations; in June 2021 they were joined by former Sidley partner and fellow ITC specialist Brian Nester, giving the firm even more potency in this vital forum. An eminently smart selection for transactional and IP commercialisation services, Covington has top deal lawyers in life sciences industry group co-chair John Hurvitz and Stuart Irvin, a leading expert on settlement negotiations and video game-related transactions.