Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2020, Rachel B. Sherman and Edward H. Smoot will become partners of the Firm, and Abhishek Bapna, Craig W. Dent, Maren J. Messing, Lauren Simpson, and Amy N. Vegari will become counsel.
On November 13, 2019, the Firm scored a major victory for our client, a global pharmaceutical company, when the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment ruling in a long-running civil RICO case.
The Firm was honored as one of the recipients of The Legal Aid Society’s 2019 Pro Bono Publico Awards for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients. In addition, Karen R. Berry, Lorri Emanu, Eugene M. Gelernter, and Lisa Wang were honored for providing exceptional legal services to low-income New Yorkers.
Litigation partner Jonah M. Knobler has been named a “2019 Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal.
On October 1, 2019, the Firm scored a significant victory when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that a New York law requiring tax-exempt organizations to disclose certain donors is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment.
On September 27, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed a shareholder derivative lawsuit against our client, which alleged that members of the company’s Board of Directors had violated their fiduciary duties to the organization.
Patterson Belknap has again been ranked as a leading law firm by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC's Benchmark Litigation.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that Sally F. King has joined the Firm as Chief Operating Officer.
We are deeply saddened at the passing on June 26, 2019 of our friend and colleague, Craig A. Newman. Craig was a litigation partner with Patterson Belknap from 2015 to 2019 and served as chair of the Firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice.
Patterson Belknap received a #1 ranking nationally in Vault’s 2020 “Best Law Firms for Pro Bono” list. The rankings are based on “exclusive insider information from verified employees in the law industry. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of law professionals.”
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP today announced the publication of its guide on cybersecurity governance. This new publication, Cybersecurity Governance: A Guide for Corporate Officers, Directors and General Counsel, is part of Bloomberg Law’s Privacy & Data Security Practice Portfolio Series.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that Anne-Laure Alléhaut has become Counsel to the Firm, joining its highly respected Art & Museum Law practice.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that five of our practice areas and thirteen of our partners and counsel received recognition in the newly released Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019.
On April 18, 2019, the Firm scored a significant victory when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed all claims filed against our client, a former independent director of a major film company, in a putative class action against a film producer and related production companies and executives.
Again this year, Patterson Belknap has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a “Best Place to Work” for LGBTQ workplace equality. The Firm scored a 100% rating in HRC’s newly released 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) report. The CEI report provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.
On March 20, 2019, the Firm filed a false-advertising lawsuit on behalf of The Clorox Company against rival Reckitt Benckiser, which markets Lysol® brand products. To read a copy of the lawsuit, click here.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP today announced the launch of Misbranded, a blog covering false advertising litigation from the industry perspective, with an emphasis on FDA-regulated products: foods/beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. Located at misbrandedblog.com, the blog will provide timely updates on important new cases, surveys of litigation trends, and in-depth analyses of “hot” legal issues.
On February 11, 2019, the Firm scored a significant victory when the Federal Circuit affirmed a Florida federal jury’s August 2017 ruling in favor of our client, a contact lens manufacturer, finding that its contact lenses do not infringe a patent belonging to the Plaintiff.
On February 8, 2019, the Firm won a significant victory when the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware dismissed a claim for patent infringement by plaintiff Location Based Services against our client Sony Electronics Inc.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2019, Jennifer W. Brown, Alejandro H. Cruz, Joshua Kipnees, Jane Metcalf, Stephanie Teplin, and Jason Vitullo will become partners of the Firm, and Thomas P. Kurland and Rachel B. Sherman will become counsel.
On December 31, 2018, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo granted executive clemency to and commuted the sentences of two of the Firm’s pro bono clients, Michael Crawford and Dennis Woodbine.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that 2018 marked the fifteenth consecutive year the Firm achieved 100% attorney participation in pro bono matters.
Patterson Belknap partner Craig A. Newman, chair of our Privacy and Data Security Practice, authored an Op-Ed for The New York Times, about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s first-ever use of a cybersecurity enforcement tool to punish a financial firm for its “failures” in protecting client information against a cyber-attack.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP ranked #17 on The American Lawyer’s 2018 “A-List” of 20 leading law firms in the United States.
On July 25, 2018, the Firm won a significant victory when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed our client, an international bank, from a multidistrict antitrust and Commodity Exchange Act litigation involving the trading of silver.
On July 26, 2018, the Firm scored a major victory for a global pharmaceutical company when the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied class certification in a case alleging off-label marketing of a prescription drug.
On July 23, 2018, The New York Times featured an article written by Craig A. Newman, Chair of Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security group, “Suing Las Vegas Victims Got Headlines. Outcome Could Be Big News, Too.” In the article, Mr. Newman discusses MGM’s legal strategy of suing the victims of last year’s Las Vegas mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, owned by MGM, to claim immunity from liability under a federal law passed after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.
Partner Irena Royzman, co-chair of Patterson Belknap’s Biotechnology Practice, has been recognized as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2018 by Benchmark Litigation.
The Firm scored a win for our client, a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company, in a products liability suit regarding the effects of an antipsychotic drug.
On July 6, 2018, The New York Times featured an article written by Craig A. Newman, Chair of Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security group, entitled “Cybercrime Meets Insider Trading in Sports.”
On May 30, 2018, the Firm launched "How to Build a Nation in 15 Weeks," a podcast that will revisit the hottest topics from the 1787 Constitutional Convention and track their current place in the U.S. legal and political landscape.
On May 11, 2018, the Firm secured an important win in West Virginia’s highest court for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company on the subject of “innovator liability.” One commentator has already deemed the decision a “blockbuster” of “major” importance to the pharmaceutical industry.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that five of our practice areas and twelve of our partners and counsel received recognition in the newly released Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018.
On Friday, April 27, 2018, Patterson Belknap attorneys filed a Motion to Affirm in the U.S. Supreme Court in Rucho v. Common Cause. The Firm represents the non-partisan organization Common Cause, the Democratic Party of North Carolina, and a group of North Carolina voters. The filing asks the Court to affirm the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina’s historic January 9, 2018 judgment striking down North Carolina’s congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
On March 20, 2018, the Firm filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 119 religious organizations in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, asking for affirmance of the preliminary injunction granted by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California preventing the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program.
On March 5, 2018, The New York Times featured an article written by Craig A. Newman, chair of Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security group, “When to Report a Cyberattack? For Companies, That’s Still a Dilemma.” Mr. Newman discusses the S.E.C.’s updated cybersecurity guidance, which outlines the need for public companies to make “timely” disclosure of cybercrime.
On behalf of The Hershey Company, Patterson Belknap scored a win in a putative class action regarding the packaging of candy products. The plaintiffs alleged that empty space—or “slack-fill” —in 4-ounce boxes of Reese’s Pieces® and 5-ounce boxes of Whoppers® was misleading, causing the plaintiff to believe he was getting more candy than he actually received. On February 16, 2018, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri granted the Firm’s motion for summary judgment, determining the plaintiff “was not misled by the packaging,” and dismissed the case.
On January 9, 2018, a panel of judges in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled for the first time in U.S. history that a state’s congressional map is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
Litigation Department Chair Saul Shapiro appeared on NY1 News regarding the lack of transparency in the NYPD body camera videos that were provided to the news channel as part of a legal battle over access to footage from the NYPD’s body camera pilot program.
The city of Bayonne, New Jersey has reached a $400,000 settlement with Bayonne Muslims, and has agreed to revisit the organization’s application to build its mosque. Patterson Belknap’s team, led by Adeel Mangi and Muhammad Faridi, represented Bayonne Muslims in this litigation.