2023 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Recognize Six Rothwell Figg Attorneys, Including Lawyer of the Year

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The 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, and the third edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, recognize Rothwell Figg’s E. Anthony Figg, Steven Lieberman, Joseph Hynds, R. Danny Huntington, Jennifer Maisel, and Davide Schiavetti as leading lawyers based on peer review. Additionally, Danny is named the Best Lawyers 2023 Biotechnology and Life Sciences “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical region and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Ones to Watch adopts this same peer-review methodology and identifies extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years. This year’s edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 5.3% of elite lawyers in the nation across 150 practice areas. More than 12 million evaluations were considered, including submissions from lawyers with whom they’ve opposed in court, to identify this year’s exclusive group of Best Lawyers honorees. “Lawyer of the Year” designations are bestowed to only one lawyer with the highest average votes in their particular practice and region, indicative of a stellar reputation and work ethic. For 2023, 0.4% of all practicing attorneys across the country are presented this award.

Recognized since 2008, Tony is ranked in the areas of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law. He specializes in intellectual property law, with emphasis on the chemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and biotechnology industries. His practice focuses on patent litigation and inter partes matters before a wide range of tribunals, appeals, alternate dispute resolution, patent procurement, intellectual property licensing and related contract matters, opinions, and strategic counseling. Tony was previously named the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C. for Patent Law in 2019, Litigation- Intellectual Property in 2018, Litigation – Patent in 2013, and Intellectual Property Law in 2011.

Recognized in the area of Litigation – Intellectual Property for the fourth consecutive year, Steven is a litigator and counselor whose private law practice encompasses the spectrum of intellectual property law, from patent litigation, especially in the pharmaceutical-medical area, to eCommerce, privacy, and post-grant proceedings. He has successfully represented a wide range of clients, from very large pharmaceutical companies to start-ups and small enterprises. Steve is also an accomplished First Amendment litigator with a strong devotion to issues of constitutional law and religious liberties.

First listed by Best Lawyers in 2010, Joe is recognized in the 2023 edition for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law. Joe is a first-chair patent litigator with over three decades of experience achieving successful outcomes in complex cases for clients that span the technical gamut, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, agricultural equipment, security systems, telecommunications, and e-commerce. Whether representing his clients in litigation or post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), providing pivotal counsel on a variety of IP issues, or managing complex patent portfolios, Joe is focused on aggressively representing his clients’ interests.

Danny, named the Best Lawyers 2023 Biotechnology and Life Sciences “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C., and recognized is the areas of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Biotechnology and Life Sciences, and Patent Law, is involved in all phases of intellectual property law, including United States and foreign patent prosecution, litigation in federal and state courts, licensing, and general client counseling. He has extensive experience with patent interferences and inter partes proceedings at the Patent Office, with particular expertise in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Danny is a former chemist for The Gillette Research Institute.

Jen, who has been named in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch since its inception, is recognized for Patent Law. As a highly skilled strategist and thought leader, Jen focuses her practice in an exceptionally challenging area of intellectual property law and litigation concerning rapidly-evolving digital technologies. In addition to representing large corporate clients, Jen also concentrates her practice on emerging companies with breakthrough innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning, virtual reality, big data, the Internet of Things, privacy, cybersecurity, and blockchain technologies.

New to the rankings in 2023 is Davide Schiavetti, who is recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Intellectual Property Law. Originally from Milan, Italy, and fluent in French, Italian, and Spanish, Davide specializes in counseling clients from European countries on navigating the legal trademark and copyright aspects of their entry into the North American market.

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