On February 6, 2020, the Firm secured duty-free treatment for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company's subsidiary for an HIV drug. The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled that the drug, which comes from Ireland and Switzerland, should enter the U.S. duty-free because the drug fits within the criteria of the pharmaceutical appendix to the U.S. tariff code that allows certain drugs to enter the U.S. without duty payment.
In December 2019, Patterson Belknap filed an amicus brief on behalf of The Credit Roundtable related to the Neiman Marcus debt restructuring.
Managing Partner and Co-Chair Lisa E. Cleary was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as one of its 2020 Notable Women in Law, a list comprising 100 “dedicated, gifted and determined female lawyers” practicing in New York City.
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.