McGuireWoods & Polsinelli Land New Partners; Five Firms Receive Honors

Big Law Gets

For McGuireWoods, which added John F. O’Brien III, an accomplished litigator with 10 years of experience representing food and beverage companies in class action and product liability matters, from Lewis Brisbois.

For Polsinelli, where Eduardo Quinones joined as a shareholder in the firm’s intellectual property practice from Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg.

Big Law Honors

For Ogletree Deakins. Law360 has recognized the Atlanta-based firm as the No. 1 firm for black attorneys on the publication’s “The 10 Best Law Firms for Black Attorneys” list. Law firms on the list are ranked based on three factors: 1) the percentage of partners, both equity and nonequity, who self-identify as black; 2) the percentage of nonpartners who self-identify as black; and 3) the number of attorneys at the firm who self-identify as black.

For Sutherland, honored at the annual Demos Transforming America Awards and Gala dinner on June 1 for its role as pro bono counsel in a case against the State of Alabama under the National Voter Registration Act.

For Fish & Richardson’s Thad Kodish, who was recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. The “IP Stars” list highlights the country’s leading intellectual property attorneys and is based on recommendations by peers and clients.

For Troutman Sanders, which ranked #2 in the 2016 Patent Litigation Survey conducted by Corporate Counsel magazine. This year, Troutman Sanders handled 110 district court cases, 20 more than the year before, which contributed to the firm moving up in the ranking.

For Kilpatrick’s Tina McKeon, named by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine’s – IP Stars as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP.”