Rothwell Figg Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America

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The 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, regarded by lawyers and the public for more than 40 years as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States, recognizes Rothwell Figg's E. Anthony Figg ("Tony") and R. Danny Huntington. Additionally, the fourth edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, recognition given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in America, includes Rothwell Figg attorneys Jennifer Maisel and Davide Schiavetti.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on comprehensive peer-review surveys and and the process 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 area and legal practice areas. The Best Lawyers accolades recognize the top 5% of legal talent in private practice throughout the United States. While preparing for the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 13.7 million votes were analyzed. For the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, more than 2.4 million votes were analyzed. Using the same trusted methodology as traditional Best Lawyers awards, Ones to Watch highlights excellence in legal talent for lawyers who are earlier in their careers, typically only being in private practice for less than 10 years. 

Recognized since 2008, Tony is ranked in the areas of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law. Over the course of a legal career spanning five decades, Tony has become one of the leaders of the intellectual property bar, as well as a co-founder of Rothwell Figg. Based in our Washington, D.C. office, Tony 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.

Danny is recognized is the areas of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Biotechnology and Life Sciences, and Patent Law, and 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 was named Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Washington, D.C. for Biotechnology and Life Sciences in 2023.

Jen, who has been named in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America since its inception, is recognized for Intellectual Property Law, Litigation - Patent, and Patent Law. As a highly skilled strategist and thought leader, she focuses her practice in an exceptionally challenging area of intellectual property law and litigation concerning rapidly-evolving digital technologies with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI). With a degree in Information Science, Systems, and Technology, Jen has technical experience developing language models for natural language processing applications and helps clients navigate through their IP, data protection, and privacy concerns in the space. For large corporations and emerging companies, Jen also routinely represents clients with breakthrough innovations in virtual reality, big data, the Internet of Things, privacy, cybersecurity, quantum, and blockchain technologies.

Ranked since 2023, Davide Schiavetti is recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 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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