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Paul Hastings LLP
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United States > Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Paul Hastings LLP has a core strength in appeals involving constitutional law issues, an area where Stephen Kinnaird is a go-to advisor. Kinnaird leads the appellate group in Washington DC, which is also prominent in the patent litigation space thanks in part to the experience of Naveen Modi and Joseph Palys. Away from the nation’s capital, though still in the area of IP, Palo-Alto-based Yar Chaikovsky handles appeals for a mix of tech sector clients. The team on the West Coast is also known for its work in precedent-setting employment appeals. San Francisco-based labor law expert Paul Cane is the key figure in this space.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Paul Hastings LLP is particularly well versed in extensive patent disputes, often featuring cross-border issues. Life sciences and pharmaceutical litigation is at the heart of the practice, including biotech disputes, but the group also counts many major technology, telecommunications and financial services companies among its clients. With the practice’s additional strength in post-grant proceedings before the PTAB, including inter partes reviews, post-grant reviews and covered business method reviews, and the group’s growing ITC practice, the firm is well equipped to assist with high-stakes matters. In the US, the key offices are in Palo Alto, where Yar Chaikovsky is based; New York with Bruce Wexler; Washington DC, where Naveen Modi is based; Chicago, the home turf of Robert Unikel; San Diego and San Francisco. Chaikovsky, Wexler, Modi, and Eric Dittmann share the lead of the practice. Thanks to the firm’s international footprint, the group can form cross-border teams, for example with colleagues from the Tokyo office. Palo Alto’s Philip Ou made partner in February 2019.