January 24, 2022

Volume XII, Number 24

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Faegre Drinker

 

Faegre Drinker is a firm designed for clients, providing exceptional transactional, regulatory and litigation services to organizations ranging from emerging enterprises to multinational companies. With more than 1,300 attorneys, consultants and professionals in 22 locations across the United States, in the United Kingdom and in China, Faegre Drinker is one of the nation’s top 50 law firms. Faegre Drinker Consulting and The District Policy Group, the firm’s advisory and advocacy divisions based in Washington, D.C., provide federal public policy, lobbying and government relations services to key sectors of the economy. Additional ancillary businesses include Tritura, a technology services company that helps organizations generate value from their information, and Innovative Health Strategies, which helps hospitals save money and improve quality of services through competitively sourcing purchased services, information technology acquisition, dialysis and group purchasing arrangements.

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Contributing authors from Faegre Drinker:

Carita Austin labor & Employment Litigation Attorney Faegre Drinker Law Firm Indianapolis
Using six years of experience as a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) field attorney, Carita Austin collaborates with employers to help them comply with state and federal employment and...
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Nate Bolin, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Washington DC, Litigation Law Attorney
Nate Bolin has significant experience advising clients in compliance, transactional, litigation, policy and regulatory matters involving U.S. export controls, U.S. International Traffic in...
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Kevin P. Boot Product Liability Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Des Moines, IA
With nearly two decades of experience, Kevin Boot counsels food, feed and dietary supplement makers on national and international issues and regulations affecting their business. An...
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Bennett B. Borden, Drinker Biddle, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Bennett B. Borden is the firm’s chief data scientist and responsible for the firm’s data analytics strategy. Harnessing the power of data is essential for helping clients drive value in...
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Ellen E. Boshkoff Labor & Employment Attorney Faegre Drinker Law Firm Indianapolis
Ellen Boshkoff is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is one of Indiana’s top employment trial lawyers. For the past 25 years, she has defended employers (both public and...
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Jillian L. Bosmann, Corporate attorney, Drinker Biddle
Jillian L. Bosmann represents investment companies and business development companies and their boards of directors. She also advises investment advisers on regulatory, compliance and...
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Brad Boswell Government & Regulatory Affairs Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Indianapolis, IN
Brad collaborates with clients to advance their goals through navigating government regulatory systems and serving as an advocate in legislative and administrative law matters. Brad has a...
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Iman Boundaoui, Attorney, Chicago, Drinker Biddle
Iman Boundaoui is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Iman has experience assisting attorneys with various client matters and drafting motions and other legal memorandums...
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Sarah V. Bowers Attorney Employment Litigation Lawyer Faegre Drinker
Sarah Bowers represents clients in employment litigation matters in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. She defends against claims brought under Title VII of the Civil...
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Jessica L. Brennan Product Liability Litigation Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Florham Park, NJ
Jessica Brennan represents manufacturers of prescription pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer goods in individual cases, class actions, multidistrict litigation and coordinated...
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Jennifer R. Breur, Attorney, Drinker Biddle, Healthcare Lawyer
Jennifer R. Breuer represents health care providers and suppliers in transactional, compliance and regulatory matters, with a focus on Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance for...
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Josephine Cicchetti Partner Drinker Biddle DC Corporate and Securities, Insurance, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Emerging Securities
Josephine Cicchetti is a corporate and securities lawyer who works extensively within the insurance industry. In addition, for the past several years, Jo’s focus has included emerging...
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William H. Clark, Jr. Corporate and Securities Attorney, Drinker Biddle
William H. Clark, Jr. advises clients on matters of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, general business law, and government affairs. Bill has significant experience drafting...
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E. Meaghan Clayton Labor & employment Litigation Attorney Feagre Drinker Law Firm Minneapolis
Meaghan Clayton defends employers in both state and federal court litigation. She also advises clients on employment best practices by reviewing and drafting agreements and policies....
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Raphael B. Coburn, Minneapolis, Employment Lawyer
Raphael Coburn guides clients through a variety of labor and employment matters.
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Richard Coe, Antitrust, Securities, M&A Attorney, Drinker Biddle
Richard E. Coe represents clients in complex disputes involving antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance issues. He routinely handles class action cases and...
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Brian A. Coleman, Litigation attorney, Drinker Biddle
Brian A. Coleman represents clients in complex commercial litigation cases nationwide. He has substantial experience at the trial and appellate level in federal and state courts and...
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Nick Colic, Patent Attorney, Drinker Biddle
Nick Colic counsels clients in various industries on patent law in the mechanical and electrical technologies, including prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and...
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Kelvin Dionel Collado Product Liability Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Minneapolis, MN
Kelvin Collado is a trial and appellate litigator who helps steer clients through upwells in the product liability space – from product counseling to complex litigation. On the counseling...
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Susan G. Collings, Estate planning lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Susan G. Collings focuses on estate planning and estate and trust administration. She works with her clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents, as...
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Rory F. Collins Class Action Litigation Attorney Faegre Drinker
Rory Collins represents clients in complex and high-stakes litigation. He focuses on defending companies against class actions, including consumer fraud and employment misclassification...
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Tracy Drynan, Drinker Biddle, E-discovery and litigation attorney
Tracy D. Drynan has extensive experience across the E-Discovery lifecycle including, interpreting Requests for Information and Complaints to identify sources of relevant information,...
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Renée M. Dudek Associate Faegre Drinker
Renée Dudek assists clients with various aspects of legal proceedings and trial preparation, including legal research and the drafting of motions and other legal memoranda.
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Ryan L. Duebner Intellectual Property Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Denver, CO
Ryan Duebner partners with clients to build intellectual property portfolios that advance their business objectives. He provides counsel and legal services in all aspects of intellectual...
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Tina Dukandar Antitrust & Litigation Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Indianapolis, IN
With an immersive background in trade secret and antitrust law, Tina Dukandar helps clients protect their proprietary information, steel themselves against allegations of misappropriation...
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Richard Duncan Antitrust Lawyer Faegre Drinker Law Firm
Rick Duncan is a guide for clients facing antitrust issues and is an advocate for Indian tribes during litigation. He also represents clients in environmental litigation. Antitrust and...
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Amy Grewal Dunn Litigation Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Indianapolis, IN
Amy Grewal Dunn resolves disputes and guides clients through the litigation process in state and federal courts and arbitration forums. She represents clients in commercial litigation,...
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Stephanie Gumm  Indianapolis Partner trademark clearance, prosecution, licensing and enforcement
Stephanie Gumm helps companies grow and protect their intellectual property assets worldwide. She serves as a global brand management advisor — from counseling clients on strategic brand...
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Jonathan Gunn Corporate Attorney Faegre Drinker
Jonathon Gunn is a corporate lawyer who helps private companies operate and grow through transactions and advises on data privacy in a corporate context. Corporate Counseling He advises on...
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Stephanie L. Gutwein Associate Indianapolis
Stephanie Gutwein litigates complex business, ERISA, insurance coverage, class action and product liability disputes, as well as claims arising under the United States and Indiana...
Nicholas Guzman, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Chicago, Trade Law Attorney
Nicolas Guzman assists his clients in all aspects of international trade laws and regulations. Nick has experience helping clients with a variety of import issues, including import tariff...
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David Higer, Intellectual property lawyer, Drinker Biddle
David W. Higer is an experienced trial lawyer with a national federal court practice focusing on all areas of intellectual property law, including related commercial disputes, across a wide...
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Lindsey M. Hogan Labor & Employment Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Chicago, IL
Lindsey Hogan provides sophisticated counsel to employers and businesses during complex employment disputes, commercial litigation and investigations. Lindsey manages case execution from...
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Laurie Holmes, Employment lawyer, Drinker Biddle  Law Firm, Chicago, IL
Laurie A. Holmes advises clients in the areas of employment litigation and counseling, or as she likes to call it, “soap opera law.” She prides herself on giving down-to-earth and legally...
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Ingrid Bente Hopkinson, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Insurance and Annuity Attorney
Ingrid Bente Hopkinson represents insurance and annuity companies as the owners or issuers of annuities in cases where factoring companies purchase structured settlement annuity payment...
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John Horan Government Contracts Attorney
John G. (Jack) Horan represents clients in litigation with the government; internal investigations of contract, regulatory, civil and criminal violations; and compliance with contractual,...
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Kelly Horein, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Trademark and Intellectual Property Attorney
Kelly M. Horein assists clients with all aspects of brand management, including domestic and international trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement. When litigation is necessary,...
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William Horowitz, Litigation lawyer, Drinker Biddle
William R. Horwitz advises employers on employment related issues and defends employers in litigation before state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies and in arbitration...
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Kyle R. Hosmer Trial & Appellate Litigation Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Denver, CO
Kyle Hosmer is a trial and appellate litigator. He has considerable experience representing companies and their executives in commercial disputes and bankruptcy matters, and he maintains an...
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Rodney Hudson Litigation Attorney Faegre Drinker
Rodney Hudson regularly represents pharmaceutical, medical device and technology companies in complex litigation, including product liability, mass torts, consumer fraud, class actions and...
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Patrick D. Hughes Regulatory Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Washington, D.C.
Pat Hughes is a strategic advisor, public policy advocate and regulatory attorney for insurance industry clients across all product lines and services. Clients turn to Pat when important...
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Isabelle Kountz, Litigation lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Isabelle E. Kountz focuses her practice on matters related to complex commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and government investigations. Isabelle has represented clients in federal...
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Natalie Farmer Kraft associate Chicago Enterprise Blockchain Smart Contracts and Distributed Ledger Technology Corporate & Securities
Natalie J. Farmer advises private and public companies, private equity funds and portfolio companies on a wide variety of transactions. She focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions,...
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Daniel Krane, Transactional Attorney, Drinker Biddle
Daniel W. Krane represents insurance, financial services and health care clients with corporate, transactional and regulatory matters. Dan's insurance practice focuses on corporate,...
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Matt Kuhn Deal Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Minneapolis, MN
Matt Kuhn is a deal lawyer who advises private and public companies on strategic transactions. Matt also counsels clients on corporate governance and securities regulation matters. He...
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Buvini Kularatne acts on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious, cross-border, financial restructuring, corporate recovery and turnaround matters. Buvini has a particular focus on...
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Elaine Kumpula Immigration Employment Lawyer Faegre Drinker
Elaine Kumpula helps corporate clients manage international assignments of top executives and other key employees, from initial planning through localization or final departure from the...
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Jessica Loesing, Insurance lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Jessica E. Loesing represents clients in life insurance disputes, particularly in matters relating to the secondary market for life insurance, insurance fraud, and policy lapses. While in...
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Sari M. Long Immigration Attorney Faegre Drinker Law Firm
Sari Long helps clients who are crossing borders with immigration, I-9 compliance and worksite enforcement issues. She advises on U.S. employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and...
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Stephen Long, Litigation lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Stephen R. Long is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in the litigation, trial, arbitration and mediation of complex commercial cases, employment disputes and the defense of...
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Kenneth Ludlum, Securities lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Kenneth J. Ludlum assists clients with a wide range of corporate and transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, securities compliance and...
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Paul Luehr Cybersecurity Lawyer Faegre Drinker
Paul Luehr partners with clients to optimize their privacy and cybersecurity practices, from risk management to incident response. As the leader of the firm's privacy and cybersecurity team...
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Abigail M. Luhn Litigation Attorney at Drinker Biddle Law Firm
Abigail M. Luhn supports the firm’s Products Liability & Mass Tort group at various stages of the litigation practice, drafting legal memoranda and motions, among other assignments....
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James G. Lundy, Drinker Biddle, regulatory investigations lawyer, financial services compliance attorney
James G. Lundy represents clients in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), self-regulatory organization, and other financial regulatory...
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Svetlana Lyapustina Ph.D. a pharmaceutical scientist with Drinker Biddle
Svetlana Lyapustina, Ph.D. counsels individual companies and consortia comprised of industry, government and academia representatives on a wide range of topics related to medical product...
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Matthew Meltzer Lawyer Drinker Biddle Philadelphia
Matthew J. Meltzer is an attorney who works with businesses on federal, state and local tax matters. He regularly assists both buyers and sellers in planning for the tax aspects of...
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Melissa Merk, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Products Liability Lawyer
Melissa A. Merk (formerly Melissa A. Graff) represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex civil litigation with an emphasis on products liability defense. Melissa has...
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David Merritt Litigation Lawyer Faegre Drinker & Biddle Law Firm Minneapolis
David Merritt is a litigator who represents clients in advertising, trademark and other intellectual property disputes throughout the country. David has significant experience with all...
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Mercedes Meyer, Pharmaceutical and IP Lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D. collaborates with her life sciences clients from start-up to Fortune 500 companies on their patent portfolio strategy and manages an extensive biotechnology and...
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Eleni Michaela Financial Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath London, UK
Eleni Michaela provides support and strategic legal counsel to clients on the full range of financial matters, including transactions, restructurings and credit arrangements. Eleni has...
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Lucas Michelen, corporate lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Lucas B. Michelen represents a variety of corporate clients involved in complex commercial litigation. Lucas has experience representing clients in litigation related to business tort and...
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James Millar, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Attorney
James H. Millar has more than 20 years of experience in bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring. He represents bondholders in Chapter 11 cases, counsels industry players in cross-border...
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Sarah Millar, Transactional attorney, Drinker Biddle
Sarah Bassler Millar counsels public, private and nonprofit companies and organizations on managing and administering health and welfare benefits, retirement plans and non-qualified plans....
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Alexa Miller, Labor and employment attorney, Drinker Biddle
Alexa E. Miller represents clients in a variety of employment-related disputes including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour compliance, disability management...
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Chanda Miller, Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Chanda A. Miller handles complex commercial litigation, including products liability, antitrust, and appellate litigation. Chanda defends major pharmaceutical and medical device companies...
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Antonio Pozos, Litigation lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Antonio M. Pozos represents clients in criminal litigation, internal investigations, government investigations, and related civil proceedings, with a particular emphasis on the health care...
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Judith Praitis Environmental Attorney Faegre Drinker Law Firm
Judith Praitis counsels clients on environmental transactional issues and on air, water and waste management permitting, compliance, release reporting and enforcement issues under...
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Alexander E. Preller Labor and Employment Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Indianapolis, IN
Alexander Preller is an experienced litigator who uses his multijurisdictional perspective to help businesses succeed in complex labor and employment litigation. Past Experience Before...
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Lisa Presser, Estate planning lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Lisa S. Presser works with clients to develop estate plans to meet their personal and financial goals. Lisa is a managing partner of the firm. She is also the chair of the firm’s Trusts and...
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Joseph Price Product Liability Attorney Faegre Drinker Law Firm
Joe Price is a senior trial lawyer and Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who brings decades of experience and a passion for solid science to representing pharmaceutical and...
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With a proven track record addressing privacy and security issues for companies in a wide variety of industries, Drinker Biddle’s Privacy & Data Security Team helps clients leverage the...
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Drinker Biddle’s Private Client Group offers services in key areas covering a broad range of needs for our clients.  Our lawyers handle matters involving fiduciaries and fiduciary...
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Daniel Prokott Employment Attorney Faegre Drinker
Dan Prokott advises businesses regarding complex workplace matters. He represents employers of all sizes, including multinational public and private companies, established and emerging...
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John Przypyszny, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Public Education Attorney
John R. Przypyszny counsels institutions of higher education, education companies as well as accrediting agencies on the broad range of legal issues and education law related issues that...
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Andres Puerta Labor and Employment Attorney
Andres F. Puerta advises clients on labor and employment matters. Before joining the firm, Andres was a law clerk to the Hon. Ellen L. Koblitz, J.A.D., New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate...
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Brianna Silverstein, Patent Lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Associate
Brianna Forbes Silverstein participates in all areas of patent litigation, including pre-filing investigation, drafting initial pleadings, drafting and responding to written discovery,...
202-230-5136
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Mollie Sitkowski, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Chicago, Trade Law Attorney
Associate
Mollie D. Sitkowski assists clients in ensuring their internal processes meet Customs' "reasonable care" standard. She assists clients with various aspects of trade law, including valuation...
312-569-1502
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Leah R. Sixkiller Finance Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Minneapolis, MN
Associate
Leah Sixkiller closes finance transactions for Indian tribes, banking and financial institutions, and developers. Indian Country Financing Transactions Leah’s experience includes bond...
612-766-6867
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Stacey L. Smiricky Labor & Employment Litigation Attorney Faegre Drinker Law Firm
Partner
Stacey Smiricky is a dedicated employment litigator and counselor who puts clients above everything else. She represents businesses in workplace and commercial disputes and counsels on...
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Adam W. Smith Corporate Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Minneapolis, MN
Associate
Adam Smith helps clients sleep soundly by managing their corporate matters, including governance, transactions and cybersecurity. He integrates a background in law, policy and incident...
612-766-8762
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Huw Beverley-Smith Transactions Lawyer Faegre Drinker
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Huw Beverley-Smith advises customers and suppliers on a wide range of international transactions and regulatory issues, including technology, telecommunications and business process...
+44 (0) 20 7450 4551
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Isaac Smith Associate Denver Corporate Group Litigation Product Liability and Mass Torts
Associate
Isaac Smith represents clients through all stages of complex litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the country. He has assisted in the representation of clients on a wide...
303-607-3638
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John G. Smith, Intellectual property lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Partner
John G. Smith counsels clients on intellectual property issues, including patent prosecution, litigation, negotiations, and counseling in electrical, computer, telecommunications, optics,...
202-842-8886
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Kelley Smith Corporate Lawyer Faegre Drinker
Partner
Kelley Smith helps companies—buyers and sellers alike—manage risk and resolve issues through every stage of the transaction cycle, with the goal of closing a deal that meets their strategic...
312 356 5057
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Rebecca A.R. Smith Attorney Real Estate Lawyer Faegre Drinker
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Becca (Reiman) Smith provides legal counsel to help construction and real estate stakeholders complete projects, mitigate risk and advance their business goals. Her clerkship at the...
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Nicole Wixted, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Philadelphia, Insurance and Litigation Law Attorney
Nicole C. Wixted represents clients in litigation matters in state and federal trial courts nationwide. Nicole advises and represents life insurers, property & casualty insurers, and...
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David Wolfe, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Chicago, Tax Law Attorney
David L. Wolfe represents clients in a full spectrum of industries with an emphasis on tax-exempt organizations. His broad-based practice includes tax-qualified plans and executive...
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 Kelsey Wong Drinker Biddle labor and Employment, Wage and Hour Class Actions, California HR, Counseling and Compliance Training, Employment Litigation
Kelsey K. Wong represents employers in employment-related disputes including class actions, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and wage and hour matters. In...
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David Woolf, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Philadelphia, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
David J. Woolf assists clients in a range of labor and employment-related matters, including employment litigation, non-competition and other restrictive covenant-related issues and union/...
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Scott W. Wright Immigration Attorney Faegre Drinker Law Firm Minneapolis
With 30 years of experience in business immigration law, Scott Wright is recognized nationally for his expertise on I-9 and immigration compliance matters. Scott also counsels on...
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William Wright, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Floorham Park, Data Management and Litigation Attorney
William A. Wright assists clients with complex business disputes, consumer class actions, and emerging e-discovery and data management issues. Bill’s litigation experience includes a broad...
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Richard A. Wulff Patent Attorney Drinker Biddle Law Firm
Richard A. Wulff is a technologist and a lawyer who has spent his legal career in-house as well as in law firms. He represents clients in both transactional and litigation matters,...
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