David F. Dobbins, 1928 – 2017
We are deeply saddened at the passing on April 29 of our friend and colleague, David F. Dobbins. Dave was a partner with the firm from 1977 to 2001 and Of Counsel from 2002 until his death.
Patterson Belknap Announces Leadership Transition
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm has elected Peter W. Tomlinson as Co-Chair, effective immediately. He succeeds William F. Cavanaugh Jr., who served as Co-Chair for the past ten years. In addition, Lisa E. Cleary has been re-elected as Co-Chair and Managing Partner of the Firm for an additional term.
Firm Secures Win in NY1 News Channel’s NYPD FOIL Lawsuit
On April 13, 2017, the firm secured a significant victory for NY1 News when Judge Kathryn Freed ordered the NYPD to review the 190 hours of body camera footage the news channel requested within 60 days.
Firm Wins Practice Group of Year Award
For the second year in a row, Law360 has named Patterson Belknap a Food & Beverage Practice Group of the year.
Patterson Belknap Announces Three New Partners and Two Counsel
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP announced that, effective January 1, 2017, Muhammad U. Faridi, Jonah M. Knobler, and Jean-Claude Lanza will become partners of the Firm, and Melissa R. Ginsberg and Brian M. Sweet will become counsel.
Patterson Belknap Named Among The American Lawyer’s “A-List” of Nation’s Elite Law Firms
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP has once again been named to The American Lawyer’s “A-List” of 20 leading law firms in the United States, placing twelfth on this year's list.
Firm Receives Top Marks for Pro Bono Service
Patterson Belknap received a #1 ranking nationally in Vault’s 2017 “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.”
Michelle Cohen Named as a 2016 NYLJ Rising Star
Litigation partner Michelle Cohen has been named a “2016 Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal . The publication recognizes the most promising lawyers ages 40 and under “who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.”
Steve Zalesin Named The American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Week
Partner Steve Zalesin was selected as The American Lawyer’s ‘Litigator of the Week’ for securing a federal jury verdict for The Coca-Cola Company in a landmark advertising dispute over juice labeling brought by POM Wonderful.
Firm Secures Appellate Affirmance in Significant Victory for McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.
The firm secured a significant victory for McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a summary judgment decision in a long-running litigation brought in federal court in New York by Reed Elsevier.
Firm Secures Federal Circuit Affirmance for Microsoft
The firm secured a significant victory for Microsoft Corporation when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court decision in a multi-patent case relating to Microsoft’s Skype communications platform.
Craig A. Newman Named Among NLJ’s 2015 "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers”
Partner Craig A. Newman has been named as one of the National Law Journal’s 2015 "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers.” According to the NLJ, the list includes “50 people who have helped make a difference in...
Firm Authors Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Restore Patent Term to Thousands of Patents
The firm authored an amicus curiae brief for the New York Intellectual Property Law Association urging the Supreme Court to bring the PTO’s procedures for reviewing patent term adjustment in line with fundamental administrative law principles. The PTO’s procedures arbitrarily denied patent term to tens of thousands of patents with uncorrected PTO errors.
Firm Recognized Among “Best Places to Work” for LGBT Equality
Again this year, Patterson Belknap has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a “Best Place to Work” for LGBT workplace equality. The Firm scored a 100% rating in HRC’s newly released 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) report.
Firm Scores Win For Healthcare Client Against “Gray Market” Distributors
On November 6, 2015 Patterson Belknap won a preliminary injunction on behalf of a global healthcare company against multiple distributors, barring them from re-importing and selling the company’s diabetes test strips on...
Patterson Belknap Awarded Legal Aid Society’s 2015 Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award
On Monday, November 9, 2015, Patterson Belknap was honored to be the first recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s newly re-named 2015 Honorable Jonathan Lippman New York Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients. Each year, the Society gives an award to the law firm that exemplifies the highest standard of...
Firm Achieves Top Rankings in New York and Nationwide in Benchmark Litigation 2016 Guide
Patterson Belknap has again been ranked as a leading law firm nationally and in New York by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Benchmark Litigation. Recognized in the top category, “Highly Recommended,” for New York Litigation, the 2016 edition notes, “From its sole New York office, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler has emerged as a firm whose work has spawned reverberations throughout the litigation market nationally; peers from California to DC offer recognition of its litigators and...
Firm Secures Two Appellate Antitrust Affirmances in Federal Court
Firm attorneys recently scored two significant appellate wins in antitrust cases, one in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the other in the Second Circuit. In a victory for our clients The Hershey Company...
Lewis V. Popovski and Jeffrey S. Ginsberg Join Patterson Belknap as Partners
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that patent litigators Lewis V. Popovski and Jeffrey S. Ginsberg have joined the Firm as partners.They will be members of the Firm’s nationally recognized Patent Litigation Practice Group and concentrate on...