Kenneth A. Gallo
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Litigation, Antitrust, IP Litigation: Patent & Other Scientific, IP Litigation: Copyright & Trademark
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1982 cum laude; B.A., University of Georgia, 1978 magna cum laude
United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
Within: Civil litigation/class actions
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has seen its fair share of cases in sectors that have been active on the antitrust litigation front. In financial services, firm chairman Brad Karp and Andrew Finch led advice to Deutsche Bank in the international investigations and follow-on class actions relating to the bank’s role in the LIBOR manipulation scandal. In pharmaceuticals, Joseph Simons and Aidan Synnott are representing Pfizer in the settlement of a class action alleging monopolistic practices concerning its anti-seizure drug Neurontin. In sports, Simons and Daniel Toal are defending Major League Baseball (MLB) in allegations, brought by a class of purchasers of television packages, that MLB is violating Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act by conspiring to prohibit teams from broadcasting their individual games nationwide. Kenneth Gallo and Jacqueline Rubin are other names to note. Beth Wilkinson left in January 2016 to found a boutique trial firm.
United States: Intellectual property
Patent litigation: full coverage
Within: Patent litigation: full coverage
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s ‘highly responsive’ team has strong experience in the life sciences sector. Highlights included acting for Amgen in infringement and unfair competition litigation against Sandoz, successfully obtaining an injunction preventing the launch of Zarxio, a biosimilar of Amgen’s Neupogen product. The group is currently representing Biogen in a suit against several competitors regarding a patent covering Avonex, an MS treatment. Practice chair Nicholas Groombridge is ‘a top-notch patent trial lawyer’ and ‘an excellent strategic adviser’, and Catherine Nyarady is ‘very focused on trial’, and has ‘a great work ethic’. Washington DC-based David Ball has notable tech expertise, and Kenneth Gallo is also recommended.