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William F. Cavanaugh, Jr. Rejoins Firm as Co-Chair from Antitrust Division of U.S. Department of Justice

July 26, 2010

NEW YORK, NY. Patterson Belknap is pleased to announce that William F. Cavanaugh, Jr. has re-joined the firm as Co-Chair following his service as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States for Civil Enforcement in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (the “Division”). During his time in Washington, Mr. Cavanaugh directly supervised the Division’s work on a number of high-profile matters including the Google Book Search settlement agreement and the Ticketmaster and Live Nation merger.

A skilled trial attorney with extensive experience in both state and federal courts as well as in arbitration, Mr. Cavanaugh focuses his practice on antitrust, intellectual property and commercial litigation. He has served as national and trial counsel in several large multiparty antitrust and fraud litigations in federal and state courts across the United States, representing major pharmaceutical, medical device and financial services companies.

Mr. Cavanaugh’s trial experience includes securing defense verdicts in a multi-billion dollar antitrust class action, civil fraud class actions and representing a plaintiff medical device manufacturer in back-to-back jury verdicts of $325 million and $271 million in patent infringement cases against two competitors. He has also successfully tried a number of Hatch-Waxman patent cases and represented a number of major health care companies in arbitrated contract disputes.

Firm Co-Chair and Managing Partner Robert P. LoBue said, “The firm is delighted to welcome back our friend and colleague Bill. We commend him on continuing our partners’ long tradition of public service during his time in Washington. His colleagues and clients look forward to once again having the benefit of his experience and skills here at the firm.”

Mr. Cavanaugh has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Chambers USA has recognized him in the area of Intellectual Property and Euromoney/Institutional Investor's Benchmark: America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys has listed Mr. Cavanaugh as a "Litigation Star" for New York. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Antitrust Law and Commercial Litigation.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of St. John’s University and a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law.

Patterson Belknap is a New York City based law firm with nearly 200 lawyers. The firm delivers a full range of services across approximately 20 practice groups in both litigation and commercial law. For more information, please visit www.pbwt.com.