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Paul Hastings Lawyers Named Law360 IP and Hospitality MVPs

November 13, 2015

Naveen Modi, Gerald Flattmann, and Rick Kirkbride have each been named Law360 2015 MVP award winners. Naveen Modi and Gerald Flattmann were

 for their wins in  (“IPR”) related to biotechnology company Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.’s flagship drug Ampyra — a treatment that helps improve walking in people with Multiple Sclerosis. Law360 also noted Mr. Flattmann’s —in the first-ever successful defense of a pharmaceutical patent in an IPR—and Mr. Modi’s PTAB win for Merck involving the pharmaceutical company's patent for Emend, an anti-nausea drug used during chemotherapy.

Rick Kirkbride was

 for his representation of Carey Watermark in nearly $1 billion in hotel acquisitions, Korean Air Lines in its $1 billion purchase of the Intercontinental Hotel and an office tower in downtown Los Angeles, and the  to Hotel Lotte.

Law360 reviewed more than 850 submissions for their MVP awards, selecting attorneys with “successes in high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals and complex global matters” as this year’s MVPs.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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