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Quinn Emanuel Elects Eight New Partners

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Six associates and two of counsel were elected to the Quinn Emanuel partnership, effective January 1, 2012. The new partners are:

William Adams, New York.
William is a member of the firm’s appellate practice.   Since joining the firm in 2005, he has worked on dozens of appeals and has argued before the Second Circuit and the New York Appellate Division.   William also has experience in the U.S. Supreme Court, where he has drafted several successful petitions for certiorari.  He received a B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations with honors from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, a Note Editor of the Stanford Law Review and a Senior Editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review.

James Baker, New York.
Jim’s practice focuses on patent litigation. He has extensive experience litigating pharmaceutical and biotechnology patents, including numerous actions arising under the Hatch-Waxman Amendments to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.   Jim received both a Bachelor of Science and a M.S. in Polymer & Textile Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Managing and Editorial Boards of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.

Dr. Johannes W. Bukow, Mannheim.
Johannes specializes in intellectual property litigation with a focus on patent litigation in the courts of Germany.  He also represents clients in the European Patent office and the German PTO.   He has extensive experience managing such matters for both plaintiffs and defendants and has particular expertise coordinating litigation strategy across multiple jurisdictions.   Johannes obtained a law degree and Ph.D. from the University of Mannheim and an L.L.M. from the University of Edinburgh.

Patrick Curran, New York.
Patrick’s practice focuses on complex business litigation and intellectual property disputes.   He has represented clients in matters involving a variety of technologies and products, including web servers, cellular telephones, online advertising systems and operating systems.   Patrick received a Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Executive Topics & Comments Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.

Joseph Paunovich, Los Angeles.
Joe’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters with an emphasis on complex patent, trademark and copyright litigation.   He has represented Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and individuals in both plaintiff and defense cases involving, inter alia, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, gene therapies, optical and ultrasonic imaging, web design, network distributed learning environments, cell phone applications, operating systems and data compression methods.   Joe was a member of the University of Michigan B.S./M.D. Inteflex Program and obtained a B.S. in Microbiology before attending the University of Michigan Law School.

Mike Powell, Silicon Valley.
Mike’s practice focuses on patent infringement and related complex commercial litigation.   Mike received a B.A. in Chemistry and English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.   He obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

Kevin Smith, San Francisco.
Kevin specializes in patent litigation and related antitrust issues.   He has litigated patent cases in a variety of technology areas, including Internet services, computer routers, gaming machines and cellular telephones.   He received his B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, Executive Editor of the Michigan Law Review and Associate Editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.

Dr. Anne Toker, New York.
Anne’s practice focuses on patent litigation covering a wide range of technologies—from pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotech to electronics and oil services.   Anne received a B.A. in English summa cum laude from Yale College and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale Graduate School, after which she was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Chalfie.   She received her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review.