Standout ITC Litigator Joins Paul Hastings’ Intellectual Property Practice in Washington, D.C., Accelerating IP Growth
December 01, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Kecia Reynolds has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice as a partner, based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Reynolds is a preeminent IP litigator who has, over the past 20 years, litigated more than 50 cases before the International Trade Commission (ITC) with a strong track record of victories. She joins from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Her arrival furthers the strong performance and growth of the firm’s IP practice, following the recent addition of partner Matthias Kamber in San Francisco, as well as the firm’s other lateral growth in Washington, D.C.
“I am excited to join Paul Hastings’ leading IP practice and look forward to growing my practice through collaboration with this impressive team of IP litigators,” said Ms. Reynolds. “Paul Hastings’ strong upward trajectory, firm culture, and intentional focus on the future of IP litigation are just a few of the reasons that compelled me to join.”
Ms. Reynolds represents a wide array of technology clients in IP and unfair trade disputes before the ITC. As lead counsel, she won cases for complainants and respondents in patent and trademark infringement cases in various technical fields, including mechanical devices, consumer electronics, medical devices, semiconductors, and chemical materials. From 2007 to 2012, Ms. Reynolds served at the ITC as a Senior Investigative Staff Attorney for the Office of Unfair Import Investigations, where she was trial counsel representing the U.S. government. She is also a registered patent attorney and has represented clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as in U.S. district courts.
“Paul Hastings has established a leading IP practice representing innovative clients across various industries,” said Yar Chaikovsky, Global Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property practice. “Kecia’s arrival marks a significant addition to our strength and capabilities when it comes to protecting our clients’ innovative products and valuable IP in the ITC and other venues.”
“Kecia’s top-notch trial litigation skills and superb technical and procedural knowledge, as well as her expertise in international IP disputes, are hallmarks of her track record of success,” said Bruce Wexler, Global Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property practice. “We could not be happier that Kecia has joined our firm.”
Paul Hastings’ Intellectual Property practice advises clients on complex, high-stakes IP matters, providing innovative solutions for clients’ challenges with proven success 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 Journal, The Recorder, The New York Law Journal, and The Daily Journal.
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