Foley Elects New Partners in Washington, D.C.

01 February 2007 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Firm Announces Four Attorneys Promoted To Partnership.

Foley announced today that four of the firm’s senior counsel in its Washington, D.C. office have been elected to partnership.

The new partners include:

George C. Best, Ph.D., is a member of the Intellectual Property Department and the IP Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups. He has argued several appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and he has conducted direct and cross-examinations of witnesses in bench and jury trials. He focuses on litigation and client counseling and has been involved in all aspects of patent, trade secret and business tort cases involving a wide range of technologies, including biotechnology, veterinary diagnostics, food processing, and automobile safety systems. Best also has extensive experience in expert discovery, document discovery, depositions and motions practice. Best served as a law clerk to the Hon. Randall R. Rader at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department and works with clients in diverse industries, including pharmaceuticals (chemical and biotechnological), human and animal food products, nutraceuticals and medical devices. Her practice focuses on client counseling in all aspects of obtaining, licensing and enforcing patents and conducting freedom-to-operate and due diligence investigations, and she has represented clients before the U.S. Patent Office, the U.S. Patent Office Board of Appeals and Interferences and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Elizabeth P. Gray is a member of the Litigation Department and the Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Regulation and White Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance Practices. She represents public companies, broker-dealers, officers and directors as well as other institutions and individuals in connection with securities enforcement, counseling and compliance matters. She has extensive experience with matters arising under the federal securities laws – including allegations of insider trading, accounting irregularities, option timing and market manipulation.

Jeffrey S. Newman is a member of the Regulated Industries Department and the firm’s Government Procurement Practice. He focuses his practice on government contracts, federal and state procurement and administrative law and litigation. Newman counsels clients on the wide array of contract formation and administration issues relating to government prime contracts and subcontracts, and provides assistance regarding other types of procurement activities such as grants, CRADAs and other transactions. Newman works extensively with contractors to protect their intellectual property rights and other proprietary information. He further assists a wide range of entities that seek to generate revenue through government contracting, whether commercial vendors that are initially seeking to sell their products and services to the government or companies that would like to increase their government business.

Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries.


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