Paul Hastings Strengthens Intellectual Property Practice with Addition of James Coughlan to Chicago Office

April 02, 2007

Paul Hastings Strengthens Intellectual Property Practice with Addition of James Coughlan to Chicago Office

Chicago (April 2, 2007) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today that James Coughlan, previously at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined the firm's intellectual property practice, as of counsel, resident in the firm's new Chicago office. Mr. Coughlan's practice focuses on patent litigation and client counseling with a concentration on litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

"In anticipation of increased activity in ITC matters, Paul Hastings continues to add leading practitioners, such as Jim, to our top-tier intellectual property practice," said Stephen Korniczky, Intellectual Property Practice Chair. "Jim's extensive experience in patent litigation and, in particular, his expertise in ITC litigation matters, adds an important strength to our practice and our Chicago office, enhancing our ability to serve our global clients."

Coughlan has represented leading companies such as Samsung, Apple Computer, Motorola, SigmaTel, and Spectrum Brands (formerly known as Rayovac) in matters before the ITC. He was a judicial law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and a senior staff attorney with the ITC.

About Paul Hastings Litigation Department: 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 290 lawyers in the Litigation 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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