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Douglas Lumish

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Doug Lumish is lauded as one of the nation’s top patent trial lawyers and has served as lead trial counsel on numerous matters for the country’s preeminent technology companies. In this role he has won jury trials and summary judgments for plaintiffs and defendants alike, and has defeated billions of dollars in patent infringement claims against his clients. He is Vice Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department and former global Co-chair of Latham's IP Litigation Practice.

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Litigation Partner

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United States: Dispute resolution

International litigation

Within: International litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP is ‘a terrific firm - top notch’, according to one client. Another remarks that its US-based lawyers ‘connect well with overseas offices and the teams work seamlessly together’. Jamie Wine in New York is global chair of the firm’s litigation and trial department, which has more than 600 litigators across its offices in the US, Europe and Asia, and which handles high-value and cross-border white-collar crime matters, antitrust cases and general commercial litigation. The US-based vice chairs are Mary Rose Alexander in Chicago, Douglas Lumish in Silicon Valley and Al Pfeiffer in San Francisco. Experienced trial lawyer Sean Berkowitz assisted General Electric in several lawsuits arising from Thomas Petters’ multibillion-dollar fraud scheme. Another highlight for the firm was litigation arising from one of the largest hostile takeover bids in history, in which it helped Allergan obtain a ruling that Valeant Pharmaceuticals attempted to buy the company at less than market value.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: international trade commission

Within: Patent litigation: international trade commission

The ‘excellent’ team at Latham & Watkins LLPis dedicated to its client’s mission’. The practice’s core expertise lies in the technology sector, but the group also excels in advising clients from the electronic and automotive sectors. ‘Extremely engaging and persuasive’ practice head Bert Reiser and ‘formidable first-chair litigatorMaximilian Grant, both in Washington DC, are particularly active ITC practitioners, with Julie Madeleine Holloway in San Francisco, Douglas Lumish in Silicon Valley as well as Matthew Moore and Adam Greenfield, both in Washington DC, also handling a fair share of the caseload. The addition of former Fish & Richardson P.C. litigator Kevin Wheeler in Washington DC already proves fruitful as the recent caseload contains impressive highlights under his lead: chief among them was Wheeler’s and Reiser’s successful representation of LG Chem in a matter combining ITC and district court proceedings against Amperex Technology to protect the Safety Reinforced Separator technology. Other clients include Tessera, Honda and Arista Networks.

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Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Within: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Latham & Watkins LLP’s group boasts an enviable client roaster, including American Airlines, Goop, Pandora and Lyft. Following a bench trial in the California Superior Court, Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley-based duo Douglas Lumish and Matthew Rawlinson successfully defended Arista Networks in a trade secrets and licensing dispute against OptumSoft. Jennifer Barry in San Diego led a team acting for Lyft in a breach of contract, solicitation and data misappropriation claim against its former COO. Perry Viscounty in Orange County heads the group. Kevin Wheeler joined the Washington DC office from Fish & Richardson P.C..

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