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Duane Morris Adds to National Generic Pharmaceuticals Practice
Monday, November 08, 2010
Philadelphia, PA -- To meet client demand in the area of generic pharmaceuticals and ANDA (abbreviated new drug application) litigation, Duane Morris has added new attorneys in three offices key to the firm’s Intellectual Property and Generic Pharmaceuticals practice.
Joining Duane Morris in its Pittsburgh office as Special Counsel is Andrew J. Kozusko III. In the Washington, D.C. office, Kristina Caggiano has rejoined the firm as an associate, and Aaron S. Lukas, Ph.D., has joined the firm as an associate.
Kerry McTigue, co-head of the ANDA practice and a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, said, “What Duane Morris brings to this marketplace is really remarkable, in terms of the breadth and depth of our litigation capability, our industry-focused and technical knowledge and a deep bench of life sciences Ph.D.s.” McTigue continued, “The addition of Andrew, Kristina and Aaron adds even more depth to our national group.”
Pharmaceutical companies bringing new generic products to market are required to file ANDA’s with the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Generic Drugs. Attorneys and technical advisors in the firm’s generic pharmaceuticals practice work on matters related to the Hatch-Waxman Act, in addition to assisting clients with related patent matters.
Kozusko is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He completed his undergraduate work, magna cum laude, in Molecular Biology and English at Grove City College. Kozusko was previously in-house counsel for generic drug company Mylan, Inc. He previously clerked for Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Pittsburgh.
Caggiano served for a year as a judicial clerk with the Honorable Sharon Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She rejoins Duane Morris’ Intellectual Property Practice Group in Washington. Caggiano earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Law & Policy. Her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, was from Rutgers University.
Lukas earned his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. He graduated with a Ph.D. and an M.S., both in Chemistry, from Northwestern University, and he also earned a B.A. and a B.S., both cum laude, from Seattle University. He has previous in-house experience as a research chemist at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Duane Morris now has approximately 100 intellectual property lawyers in all disciplines and technologies, including one of the largest groups of its kind focused on ANDA litigation.
About Duane Morris
Duane Morris LLP, a full-service law firm with more than 700 attorneys in 24 offices in the United States and internationally, offers innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges presented by today’s evolving global markets. The firm is regularly asked to provide a broad range of corporate, transactional, litigation, intellectual property, employment, wealth management and other services by the most sophisticated clients, ranging from Fortune 500 and middle-market companies to financial institutions, sovereign funds, private equity and venture capital interests. The firm was recently recognized in the 2010 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2010 Best Law Firms list for its national practices. For more information, please visit www.duanemorris.com.
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