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Quinn Emanuel Continues to Expand Life Sciences and Medical Device Practices with Addition of Patent Trial Lawyer Sandra Bresnick

Monday, March 29, 2010

New York, NY -- Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP announced today that Sandra Bresnick has joined the firm's IP practice as a partner in the New York office. Bresnick will be Co-Chair of the Global Life Sciences practice group. Bresnick joins the firm from Sidley & Austin, where she has been a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group.

Bresnick has deep experience representing companies in high stakes patent litigations concerning pharmaceutical products and medical devices, including Hatch-Waxman Act ANDA cases. She has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the field byChambers USA in intellectual property and has also been selected by her peers as a New York Super Lawyer in intellectual property litigation. She currently teaches Pharmaceutical Patent Law at Rutgers University School of Law.

Charlie Verhoeven, the Chair of the firm’s IP Group said: "Our goal is to be the top life sciences and medical device patent group in the country. Sandi is an experienced patent trial lawyer. She will help us get there." John Quinn, the firm's Managing Partner, explained, "The backbone of any successful litigation practice is its trial lawyers. Sandi has demonstrable success trying complex patent cases. It is a great acquisition for us and we are looking forward to working with her."

Quinn Emanuel is a 400+ lawyer business litigation firm -- the largest in the world devoted solely to business litigation -- with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tokyo London and Mannheim. Firm lawyers have tried over 1290 cases, winning over 90% percent of them. When representing defendants, our trial experience gets us better settlements or defense verdicts. When representing plaintiffs, our lawyers have won over $16 billion in judgments and settlements. We are the only firm in the United States that has won four nine-figure jury verdicts in the last seven years. We have also obtained four nine-figure and three ten-figure settlements in the same period. The American Lawyer recently named Quinn Emanuel the IP Litigation Department of the Year and named the firm one of the top six litigation departments in the US.

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