With partner promotion season in full swing, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner has promoted 10 attorneys to partner, including eight in Washington.
The D.C. attorneys promoted to partner include: Stephanie Bald, Christopher Blackford, Kenie Ho, Jennifer Johnson, Jill MacAlpine, Denise Main, William Raich and P. Andrew Riley. All are currently associates with the firm. The new title takes effect January 1.
Bald focuses her practice on trademark, false advertising, unfair competition and copyright infringement. She has argued before federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the Patent and Trademark Office. Blackford is a patent attorney who focuses on litigation before U.S. district courts and the International Trade Commission. He has handled cases related to electrical and computer technologies, smartphones, software, power management, telecommunications, semiconductors, circuit design and computer architecture, among others.
Ho focuses his practice on patent litigation and IP management and transactions. He appears before district courts and the International trade Commission. He has handled matters including patent applications, post-issuance matters, reexamination and certificates of correction. Johnson is a patent litigator who focuses on biotechnology, specifically plant molecular biology, pharmaceuticals and immunology. She has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
MacAlpine focuses her practice on patent law, including litigation, patent procurement, due diligence investigations and opinion work. She concentrates primarily on the chemical and pharmaceutical areas. Main focuses her litigation practice on cases related to chemical and pharmaceutical before federal district court appellate courts. She has a particular focus on abbreviated new drug application cases.
Raich is a patent litigator and pre-litigation counselor in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. And Riley argues much of his litigation practice before federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. He handles issues related to medical devices, mobile phones, software, wind-turbine generators, motor and hybrid vehicles, internet applications, semiconductors, image sensors and pharmaceuticals, among others.
The end of November traditionally marks the start of partner promotion season, which generally lasts until after the New Year. Other firms such as O'Melveny & Myers; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have already announced promotions.