McDermott Expands Intellectual Property Practice with DC Partner - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Expands Intellectual Property Practice with DC Partner


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announces the arrival of Intellectual Property partner Adam Burrowbridge in the Washington, DC office. Adam joins former Wilson Sonsini colleague Doug Carsten at the Firm, further bolstering our IP litigation capabilities and expanding our east coast life sciences practice.

“Adam is an incredibly passionate lawyer who is deeply invested in his clients’ success. He also understands that there is value to add at every stage of the IP lifecycle,” said Bill Gaede, Global Head of McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice. “Adam’s well-rounded litigation experience combined with his technical acumen and personal passion make him a fierce advocate for his clients inside and outside of the courtroom. We’re thrilled to have him join our team.”

Adam specializes in managing large-scale IP litigation and also has a strong appellate litigation background. He routinely represents clients in all phases of litigation, including during appellate proceedings at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His work in patent litigations cover a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, software, medical devices and consumer products. He also represents clients in commercial litigation and arbitration matters.

“I know McDermott’s business-first perspective ensures focus on client value and I know my clients will benefit from this as well as the Firm’s cross-practice platform,” said Adam. “I’m excited to be joining McDermott’s world-class IP team and work alongside all of its top litigators.”

Adam received his JD from American University, Washington College of Law and his BS from James Madison University.

Adam is McDermott’s latest arrival to the Intellectual Property practice following a string of partner hires including Shane Nichols in Atlanta, as well as Michael Siekman and Jenny Chen in Boston.

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