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Five Rothwell Figg Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 and Inaugural Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

E. Anthony Figg, Steven Lieberman, Joseph Hynds and Danny Huntington Named Among Best Lawyers©; Jennifer Maisel Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

August 20, 2020

The Best Lawyers in America©, the leading peer-review publication in the legal profession, once again recognizes Rothwell Figg partners E. Anthony Figg, Steven Lieberman, Joseph A. Hynds, and R. Danny Huntington in the latest edition. Additionally, associate Jennifer B. Maisel, who will be promoted to firm partnership effective October 1, 2020, is included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which recognizes extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years.

E. Anthony Figg, recognized in the 2021 edition for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law, focuses his practice on patent litigation and inter partes matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), appeals, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), patent procurement, intellectual property licensing and related contract matters, opinions, and counseling. His work primarily involves the chemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and biotechnology industries. Mr. Figg 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, Steven Lieberman is a trial lawyer and counselor whose practice encompasses the spectrum of IP law, including patent litigation, privacy, eCommerce, and post-grant proceedings. Mr. Lieberman has successfully represented a wide range of clients, from very large pharmaceutical companies to start-ups and small enterprises. He also regularly serves as lead counsel for large media company clients on intellectual property matters relating to electronic commerce.

Joseph A. Hynds, first listed in Best Lawyers more than 10 years ago, is recognized in the 27th edition for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law. Mr. Hynds has been practicing across the full spectrum of intellectual property law at Rothwell Figg for over 25 years with a focus on patent infringement litigation. He has particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman litigation and related issues, having litigated numerous cases and in many, serving as lead counsel. He also has participated in numerous appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Hynds handles cases covering a broad range of pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, telecommunications, chemical, e-commerce, and electrical technologies, among others.

R. Danny Huntington, recognized in the areas of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, 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. Mr. Huntington is a former chemist for The Gillette Research Institute.

The inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes Jennifer B. Maisel for her work in Patent Law. An emerging thought leader on the intersection of artificial intelligence and the law, Ms. Maisel makes use of her technical background in her practice focusing on intellectual property and privacy law issues involving cutting edge technology. Her practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation, patent prosecution, transactions, opinions, and counselling. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (CIPP/US) and counsels clients on privacy and data security matters. Ms. Maisel joined the firm full time in 2012 after graduating with honors from The George Washington University Law School. She also graduated cum laude from Cornell University's College of Engineering with a B.S. degree in Information Science, Systems, and Technology with a specialization in Operations Research and Information Engineering. She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Best Lawyers employees a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Like traditional Best Lawyers, inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is based entirely on peer review as well. This recognition is given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed in either Best Lawyers or Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. To read more about Best Lawyers and to view the entire 2021 edition, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.