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Fairneny, Laura (1)

Laura Fairneny

Direct Tel: +1 212-849-7333
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

Laura Fairneny joined Quinn Emanuel’s New York office in 2009. Her practice focuses on patent infringement litigation in offensive and defensive matters involving a wide-range of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. She also has experience representing clients in products liability and complex commercial litigation. Laura has litigated numerous cases through trial both in Federal court and before the International Trade Commission.

  • Represented Forest Laboratories, LLC in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement litigation regarding its NAMENDA XR® brand products for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, obtaining consent judgments with injunctions against many defendants.
  • Represented AngioScore, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectranetics Corp., in litigation against a former director for breach of fiduciary duty, winning a verdict of over $23 million.
  • Represented Life Technologies Corp. in two patent infringement matters involving PCR technology, which settled on favorable terms.
  • Represented Covidien in patent infringement litigation brought against its surgical trocar products, winning summary judgment of non-infringement.
  • Represented Cablevision Systems Corp. in an International Trade Commission investigation that sought to exclude our client’s importation of set top boxes, obtaining a finding of “no violation” of all asserted patents.
  • Represented Tyco Healthcare Group LP in patent infringement litigation brought to enforce its surgical trocar patent rights, winning a jury verdict of infringement and damages.
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    (J.D., 2008)
    • Virginia Law Review:
      • Editorial Board
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Virginia
    (B.A., high distinction, Political and Social Thought, Biology, 2005)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • The State Bar of New York
  • The Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Legrome D. Davis:
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2008-2009
  • Named a 2017 and 2018 "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation by SuperLawyer Magazine. 
  • Selected by Law360 as a 2017 "Rising Star" in Life Sciences.