Paul Hastings’ Intellectual Property Practice Glows with Numerous Lawyers Ranked as 2021 ‘IP Stars' by Managing IP Magazine

June 08, 2021

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Managing IP, a top source of in-house intelligence on global IP, has ranked 14 lawyers in the 2021 edition of IP Stars: The leading practitioners in IPincluding new rankings for of counsel Phillip Citroen in Washington, D.C., and associate David Okano in California. Additionally, the total number of ranked individuals grew, up from 13.

The Paul Hastings team is ranked across the practice’s geographic presence throughout the United States, with lawyers ranked in the firms Century City and Palo Alto offices in California, Chicago office for Illinois, New York, Washington D.C., as well as in Tokyo, Japan. The rankings also reflect the firm’s success in representing clients in diverse technologies, including electronics, life sciences, and other industries.

This year’s IP stars include:

Century City:

Steven Marenberg


Robert Unikel

New York:

Bruce Wexler

Eric Dittmann

Preston Ratliff

Chad Peterman

Joseph O’Malley

Palo Alto:

Chris Kennerly

David Okano

Washington, D.C.:

Phillip Citroen

Naveen Modi


Hiroyuki Hagiwara

Firm practice rankings for Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars will follow later in 2021. Rankings are based on extensive research carried out annually, and are published on a rolling basis

Earlier this year, the firm was ranked by Managing IP for Patent Contentious (Northeast), and two lawyers, Modi and Unikel, were shortlisted in various sectors.

Paul Hastings’ Intellectual Property practice advises clients on important, complex IP matters, providing innovative solutions for our clients’ challenges with a track record of success in high-stakes, bet-the-company patent and trade secret litigation and other IP disputes in trial and appeals courts, at the PTAB and the ITC, and in arbitral tribunals.

The practice is ranked by Chambers and Partners, IAM, The Legal 500, Managing IP, and Benchmark Litigation in various areas, including patent, trade secrets, ITC litigation, and PTAB practice, as well as by BTI Consulting as a “Go-To Litigation Firm” and “Best for Complex IP Litigation” in its annual “Intellectual Property Outlook” report. Paul Hastings IP lawyers have been selected numerous times as Law360’s “Most Valuable Players”; and as Trailblazers by The National Law JournalThe RecorderThe New York Law Journal, and The Daily Journal

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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