Paul Hastings Bolsters International IP Practice With Addition of Prominent Patent Litigation Lawyers in New York

September 12, 2006

Paul Hastings Bolsters International IP Practice With Addition of Prominent Patent Litigation Lawyers in New York

New York, NY (September 12, 2006) -  Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Joseph O'Malley and Bruce Wexler, previously at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto LLP, one of the leading IP boutiques in New York, have joined the New York office of Paul Hastings as partners.  O'Malley and Wexler are leading patent litigators representing brand name pharmaceutical and chemical companies, such as Pfizer, Wyeth,  Eisai, Altana and Sankyo.

"Paul Hastings is committed to further developing its international IP litigation practice.  Adding high caliber lawyers with expertise in patent litigation to the New York office is key to building the premier practice," said Jamie Wareham, Global Chair of the Litigation Department. "Joe and Bruce bring added prominence to our IP practice. Their reputation and relationships with a wide range of clients, most notably in the life science arena, will allow us to capitalize on our global platform, further serving our clients in the U.S., Asia and Europe."

O'Malley was ranked as one of the top intellectual property attorneys in New York in the 2005 and 2006 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. With a B.S. in chemical engineering, he worked as a Chemical Engineer in DuPont's Engineering Department for seven years supervising the design and construction of new chemical and pharmaceutical processing facilities.

Wexler holds a law degree from New York University and a Physics degree from Rensselaer.  He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Glenn L. Archer, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Mr. Wexler handles patent litigation in a broad array of complex technical fields.
Mr. Wexler and Mr. O'Malley won the 2004 Burton Award for Legal Writing.
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 250 lawyers in the Litigation Department, in addition to 160 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.

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