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Deepro Mukerjee Joins Alston & Birdís New York Office


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New York, NY -- Alston & Bird LLP (www.alston.com) announced today that Deepro Mukerjee will join its New York office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Mr. Mukerjee brings extensive experience in intellectual property offerings, including the prosecution, litigation and licensing of patents, in addition to counseling several bio-technology companies.

"Deepro’s expansive intellectual property litigation expertise, unique background in life sciences and experience with the FDA adds tremendous value and depth to our intellectual property practice," said Richard R. Hays, managing partner of Alston & Bird. "He further strengthens our robust intellectual property practice, which boasts both national and international clients."

Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Mr. Mukerjee served as a partner in the intellectual property litigation group at Greenberg Traurig LLP in New York. In this role, he provided business and intellectual property counseling to a wide variety of clients and closed multimillion dollar deals for several bio-technology companies. While his academic background is in molecular and cell biology, Mukerjee also garnered extensive experience in litigating patents directed to a wide variety of technologies, ranging from diagnostic assays to electrical circuit interrupting devices.

Mr. Mukerjee received an A.B. from the University of Oxford, in addition to his B.S. and J.D. from Fordham University, where he served as the research and writing editor of the Fordham Environmental Law Journal.

About Alston & Bird

With more than 900 attorneys, Alston & Bird is a leading national AmLaw 100 firm. The firm’s core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses in health care, energy, financial services and public policy. The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, appearing on FORTUNE magazine’s ranking of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" ten years in a row, more often and more highly ranked than any other law firm in the United States. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Palo Alto and Research Triangle Park, N.C.

For more information on Alston & Bird, please visit www.alston.com.



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