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McAndrews, Held & Malloy and Founding Partners Recognized by Chambers USA as Intellectual Property Law Leaders

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Chicago, IL -- McAndrews, Held & Malloy was recognized as a leading intellectual property law firm in Illinois in 2008 by Chambers USA, a prestigious independent-research-based directory and one of the most widely cited referral sources for legal services in the United States.

In addition, the firm’s board chairman, George P. McAndrews, and board member Timothy J. Malloy, both founding partners, were recognized by Chambers as two of the state’s top intellectual property attorneys. Both have been listed among the elite group in the last several editions of the directory.

McAndrews, Malloy and the firm are ranked in "band 1," which is Chambers’ highest-rated group for law firms and individual attorneys. Chambers interviews clients and conducts independent peer reviews to develop law firm and attorney rankings based on a number of factors including technical legal ability, professional conduct, commercial astuteness, client service, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by clients.

Annually ranked by Chambers, McAndrews is noted for its "talented and bright litigators" who are well reputed for their efforts … and "work hard to present first-class cases." Chambers noted that George P. McAndrews is regarded as "an outstanding trial lawyer," and Malloy is widely praised as a "great speaker and terrific trial lawyer."

George P. McAndrews has built his reputation litigating cases involving mechanical, electrical and chemical subject matter, primarily before juries in federal and state courts throughout the United States. His practice focuses on all phases of patent, trademark, antitrust, fiduciary duty, unfair competition, warranty and other intellectual property law. He has represented clients in billion-dollar patent disputes and has achieved numerous multi-million-dollar awards and settlements.

Timothy J. Malloy is nationally known for his intellectual property litigation successes in the medical device, electrical and mechanical fields. His professional highlights include arguing, before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Eli Lilly and Company, the leading case directed to the scope of patent protection for medical devices, and securing one of the largest intellectual property damages awards in U.S. history on behalf of Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

About McAndrews, Held & Malloy

Founded in 1988, McAndrews, Held & Malloy is one of the nation’s preeminent legal resources on intellectual property, antitrust and technology matters, serving institutions ranging from major multinationals and start-ups to world-class colleges and universities. The firm’s technically trained attorneys have built an unparalleled record of litigation successes in jury trials, bench trials and ADR proceedings. In addition, McAndrews offers its clients services in the following areas: patent and trademark procurement and portfolio management, patent interferences, trademark oppositions and cancellations, international practice, intellectual property/technology opinions and investigations, due diligence and M&A support, technology licensing and joint ventures, and technology transfers and donations. Additional information can be found at

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