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McAndrews, Held & Malloy Founding Partners Recognized as 2011 Best Lawyers in America

Monday, October 11, 2010

Chicago, IL -- McAndrews, Held & Malloy founding partners George P. McAndrews, John J. Held and Timothy J. Malloy were selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The McAndrews shareholders were recognized in the specialty areas of intellectual property law and alternative dispute resolution.

Published annually since 1983, Best Lawyers listings are based on surveys from more than 39,000 leading attorneys who cast almost 3.1 million votes that rate the legal abilities of their professional peers. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a high honor due to the rigorous methodology used to determine the listings, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

“We are extremely gratified and humbled by this honor, particularly because it directly reflects the respect that we have earned from our peers and colleagues for successes on behalf of our clients,” said McAndrews founding partner and board chairman Timothy J. Malloy.

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

John J. Held has successfully counseled clients across a wide spectrum of industries in patent, trademark and copyright infringement actions, patent appeals and interferences, and trademark oppositions/cancellation proceedings. His experience involves working with products such as automotive parts and equipment, web handling and processing equipment, software products, refuse handling equipment, sporting goods and consumer products.

Nationally recognized for his intellectual property litigation successes in the medical device, electrical and mechanical fields, Timothy J. Malloy has been involved in numerous multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements, and has served as lead counsel in trials throughout the country. 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. He also secured 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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