Milbank has acquired a premier team of nationally recognized IP Litigation team from Irell & Manella.
The group, led by David Gindler & Gary Frischling, includes partners Lauren Drake & John Lu. Each incoming litigator has experience representing clients from life sciences and technology.
Gindler will head Milbank’s intellectual property litigation and licensing group. He became Irell & Manella’s managing partner in January, replacing Ellisen Turner, who had the job for a year.
Gindler’s past clients include MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Aon Corporations and Columbia University. He was a principal trial attorney representing the City of Hope National Medical Center when it won $302 million in compensatory damages in a lawsuit over Genentech’s failure to pay royalties on technology that helped to create the biotechnology industry. That award was upheld on appeal.
Frischling focuses on complex intellectual property disputes, including patent, copyright and trademarks. Drake has represented clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lu represented clients in matters involving patent infringement, biosimilars, ANDA litigation and licensing disputes.