Patterson Belknap Launches New Podcast: “How To Build a Nation in 15 Weeks”
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.
Firm Secures Important Decision Rejecting Innovator Liability In Case Against Pharmaceutical Company
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.
12 Patterson Belknap Attorneys Receive Recognition in Chambers USA 2018
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.
Firm Files Motion to Affirm With U.S. Supreme Court in North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case
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.
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.