Q&A with Glenn S. Gerstell, National Security Agency
In this occasional series, the chair of Patterson Belknap’s privacy and data security group, Craig A. Newman, interviews thought leaders – from both the public and private sectors – about the growing threat of cyber-attacks in the U.S. and abroad. In our first installment, we had the privilege of interviewing Glenn S. Gerstell, General Counsel of the National Security Agency...
Firm Authors Amicus Brief on Behalf of 119 Religious Organizations in Support of DACA Plaintiffs
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.
The New York Times Features Articles by Craig Newman on Updated S.E.C. Cybersecurity Guidance and U.S. v. Microsoft
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.
Firm Secures Summary Judgment Win for The Hershey Company in Slack-Fill Case
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.
Firm Represents Common Cause and Others in North Carolina Win Opposing Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymandering
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.
Saul Shapiro Appears on NY1 Regarding Latest Developments in NYPD FOIL Lawsuit
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.
Firm Secures Settlement on Behalf of Bayonne Muslims
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.
Firm Scores Win in Suit Against Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and Commission Dissolution Announced
On December 22, 2017, the Firm secured a significant victory for Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap when a federal judge ruled that Secretary Dunlap cannot be excluded from participating in the work of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI) on which he serves as a member.
Patterson Belknap Announces One New Partner and Seven Counsel
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP announced that, effective January 1, 2018, Megan E. Bell will become a partner of the Firm, and Kerri L. Alessi, Alejandro H. Cruz, Jordan M. Engelhardt, Joshua Kipnees, Douglas L. Tang, Jason Vitullo and Timothy A. Waters will become counsel.
Patterson Belknap Publishes New York Commercial Division Practice Guide
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP announced today the publication of its New York Commercial Division Practice Guide.
Firm Secures Seventh Circuit Affirmance in RICO Case for Global Healthcare Company
The Firm secured a significant victory for a global healthcare company when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court dismissal of a case involving claims based on the company’s alleged promotion of a drug for off-label use.
Muhammad Faridi and Adeel Mangi Featured in New York Law Journal Regarding Firm’s Victory on Behalf of Islamic Society of Basking Ridge
Litigation partners Muhammad Faridi and Adeel Mangi were recently featured in a New York Law Journal article entitled, “Living the American Dream, These Big Law Partners Have Seen an Ugly Side.”
Firm Scores Jury Win in Patent Trial for Contact Lens Manufacturer
On August 25, 2017, a Florida federal jury ruled in favor of our client, a contact lens manufacturer, finding that its contact lenses do not infringe on a patent belonging to the Plaintiff.
Firm Secures Federal Circuit Affirmance for Endodontic Equipment Manufacturer
On August 17, 2017, the firm secured a significant victory for our client, an endodontic equipment manufacturer, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) final decision in an inter partes review proceeding, rendered on August 1, 2016.
12 Patterson Belknap Attorneys Receive Recognition in Chambers USA 2017
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that six 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 2017.
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...