Paul Hastings Adds IP Of Counsel Michael Edelman to Palo Alto Office

June 06, 2006

Paul Hastings Adds IP Of Counsel Michael Edelman

to Palo Alto Office

Palo Alto, CA (June 5, 2006) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Michael N. Edelman, formerly at Dechert LLP, has joined as Of Counsel in the firm's litigation department, resident in the Palo Alto office. Edelman's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent infringement and trade secrets cases.

"The growth of Paul Hastings' intellectual property practice in the U.S., Asia and Europe is a key component to our overall growth strategy, said Jamie Wareham, Global Litigation Department Chair. "The addition of Michael to our Palo Alto office, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the leading technology and innovation zone, allows us to further serve our clients with all of their IP needs."

Edelman has been involved in a series of high profile disputes between technology companies in the Silicon Valley, and has extensive experience in successfully handling complex patent and trade secret litigation in venues across the country.  In a recent highly publicized trade secret matter, Edelman was successful in utilizing computer forensics to obtain heavy discovery sanctions against a publicly traded company for spoliation of evidence, which resulted in an extremely favorable settlement for his client.

Edelman is a summa cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, and has authored "Traffix Devices v. Marketing Displays: The Supreme Court's Failure to Resolve the Conflict Between Patent Law and Trade Dress Law" in the ABA's Intellectual Property Journal.  He has given presentations on a wide range of legal issues, including claim construction in patent proceedings, the effective drafting of patent claims, the role of electronic discovery in intellectual property litigation, and the use of computer forensics.

The Paul Hastings Litigation Department provides premier litigation services to clients facing complex legal issues in the U.S., Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia.  With more than 235 lawyers in the Litigation Department, in addition to 150 litigators in the Employment Department, Paul Hastings is well positioned to handle all aspects of a client's litigation needs. Our sophisticated litigation practice covers every major practice including securities, intellectual property, class action and employment litigation, international arbitration, and white-collar crime.  The Litigation Department has an impressive track record of winning large and difficult cases.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with 1,000 attorneys in 17 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, supports clients in all of their legal needs and offers deep capabilities in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M+A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Project Finance, Investment Management, Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Tax Advisory Services. For additional information, please visit our website at

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