"McDermott's Columbia Offers Expertise, a Steady Hand and Wry Wit to Lead a Strong IP Litigation Group"
Of Counsel, January 2011
Sarah Chapin Columbia, in an extensive interview, said the McDermott IP Litigation Group's "real focus, particularly through the recession, has been clients, clients, clients, and we've really targeted our resources and our energies at client service and client attention." She enjoys her practice, saying, "It's intellectually challenging, it's stimulating, it's fun, it's cutting edge," but noted that "the biggest thing [we'll] continue to be challenged by through the next several years is ... the demand by our clients for alternative billing structures." Ms. Columbia also expressed pride that "here at McDermott within the IP Litigation Group we have three very senior and prominent women partners who are genuine trial lawyers... That's ... helped us a lot in recruiting [and] in client pitches ..."