PALO ALTO, CA (September 2, 2004) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that David Henry Dolkas has joined the Firm's Silicon Valley office as a partner in its Intellectual Property Department. The arrival of Mr. Dolkas marks the fifth lateral partner to join McDermott's California offices since January. Mr. Dolkas' practice is focused on complex intellectual property litigation, commercial disputes, product liability litigation and unfair trade practices.
"We remain focused on continued growth in California and in Silicon Valley," commented Anthony de Alcuaz, partner-in-charge of the Firm's Silicon Valley office. "The addition of another experienced trial lawyer to our IP team in Silicon Valley adds strength to an already strong team. Dave is a wonderful addition to that team."
Mr. Dolkas has experience representing clients in numerous jury trials involving intellectual property, breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, wrongful termination, product liability and personal injury. He has also successfully arbitrated more than 100 cases before court-appointed arbitrators, NYSE, American Arbitration Association and Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc., including obtaining a $6 million award in a binding arbitration on behalf of a San Diego-based technology company.
"As a firm that has been in Silicon Valley for less than 10 years, McDermott is proving its commitment to the area and is quickly making a name for itself," commented Mr. Dolkas. "Its already impressive client base, successful projects and recent laterals were all factors that led to my decision to join McDermott."
Mr. Dolkas serves as an instructor of Managing Complex IP Litigation at the University of Santa Clara, School of Law. He frequently writes and lectures for bar associations on managing complex litigation. Mr. Dolkas was recently named to the "Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers" list. The list was published in the latest issues of San Francisco Magazine.
Mr. Dolkas earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego and his B.A. from Loyola-Marymount University. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.