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Winston & Strawn LLP

35 WEST WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60601-9703, USA
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George Lombardi

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Winston & Strawn

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Intellectual Property Litigation

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Extraordinary’ firm Winston & Strawn LLP receives accolades for its ‘excellent client service, strategic advice and execution’. The firm opened an additional Texas office in Dallas in 2017, expanding its presence in the state; the ‘simply excellent’ team there includes Steven Stodghill, Thomas Melsheimer and John Sanders. The firm’s roots are in Chicago, where many of its leading litigators are based, including co-chairs Stephen D’Amore and George Lombardi, though it has dispute resolution experts stationed in several key jurisdictions in the US. In June 2017, the team secured a major win for BPI in a defamation lawsuit against American Broadcasting Company; after several weeks of trial in South Dakota, the case settled. In Los Angeles, ‘smart and tireless litigatorGayle Jenkins is recommended.

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International litigation

Within: International litigation

Winston & Strawn LLP is ‘first class’, according to one client, who praises the firm’s ‘trial-minded approach and strong track record in the courtroom’. Chicago-based Stephen D’Amore and George Lombardi chair the litigation department, which has a strong track record in high-stakes, high-profile cross-border matters. The firm’s highlights included GolTV, Inc, et al v Fox Sports Latin America Ltd, et al, which alleged violations of the RICO statute and of antitrust laws as well as unfair trade practices; and the defense of Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash in an FCPA matter. One client describes Jeffrey Kessler as ‘the most effective advocate I have ever seen in action’, and David Feher is lauded as ‘an excellent lawyer with particularly good judgment on how to approach strategy’; both are based in New York.

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Leading trial lawyers

Within: Leading trial lawyers

George Lombardi - Winston & Strawn LLP

Within: Leading trial lawyers

George Lombardi - Winston & Strawn LLPA dream to deal with in every respect’, George Lombardi is ‘as good as it gets’ when it comes to multimillion-dollar trials; he is ‘great at distilling complex concepts into simple thoughts’ and ‘extremely good with juries, while demonstrating excellent judgment’. Lombardi obtained an 11-1 jury verdict for Philip Morris USA in a consumer fraud claim alleging false advertising of Marlboro Lights. Patent infringement claims for pharmaceutical companies form a large part of Lombardi’s practice; for example, he defended Actavis in a suit filed by Orexo pertaining to generic drugs manufacturing.

George Lombardi - Winston & Strawn LLPA dream to deal with in every respect’, George Lombardi is ‘as good as it gets’ when it comes to multimillion-dollar trials; he is ‘great at distilling complex concepts into simple thoughts’ and ‘extremely good with juries, while demonstrating excellent judgment’. Lombardi obtained an 11-1 jury verdict for Philip Morris USA in a consumer fraud claim alleging false advertising of Marlboro Lights. Patent infringement claims for pharmaceutical companies form a large part of Lombardi’s practice; for example, he defended Actavis in a suit filed by Orexo pertaining to generic drugs manufacturing.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Within: Leading lawyers

George Lombardi - Winston & Strawn LLP

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Winston & Strawn LLP’s Chicago-based practice regularly represents manufacturers in the food, beverages, cosmetics and electronics industries in class actions and product liability suits. The class actions team is co-led by Amanda Groves in Charlotte and Los Angeles-based Stephen Smerek. Scott Glaubermann heads the products team and George Lombardi is another key figure. Stephen D’Amore and Washington DC-based Andrew Nichols continue to represent Archer Daniels Midland in a class action alleging equine products were contaminated with a chemical additive that is poisonous to horses. In other work, Kimball Anderson acted for Dell in a putative class action alleging false advertising of the battery life of Inspiron laptops. In early 2017, trial expert Thomas Melsheimer joined the firm from Fish & Richardson P.C., in course of the establishment of a new office in Dallas.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage

Within: Leading lawyers

George Lombardi - Winston & Strawn LLP

Within: Patent litigation: full coverage

The ‘excellentWinston & Strawn LLP is particularly active in defence work. Los Angeles’ David Enzminger, noted for his ‘command of subject matter’ and ‘excellent client service’, and Chicago’s Michael Brody lead the team. A recent highlight was the successful representation of Teva in a Federal Circuit case regarding the interpretation of the on-sale bar as amended by the America Invents Act. Securing a precedent-setting opinion from the Federal Circuit on behalf of Smith International regarding a patent on an oil well drilling device was another major success. Dell, Schlumberger and Hospira are also on the client roster. The practice has recently opened a Dallas office, staffed among others by former Fish & Richardson P.C. litigators Thomas Melsheimer, Tom Walsh, Michael Bittner and Brett Johnson. In Silicon Valley, Michael Rueckheim and Kathi Vidal joined from Fish & Richardson P.C. and Esha Bandyopadhyay joined from Turner Boyd. New Los Angeles additions Andrew Grossman from Paul Hastings LLP and Nimalka Wickramasekera from Kirkland & Ellis LLP further strengthen the group. Other key lawyers are Chicago’s George Lombardi and Kurt Mathas. Luke Culpepper went in-house to ARM; Tyler VanHoutan joined McGuireWoods LLP and Constance Ramos left to found AKIRA IP.

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