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Dreier Hires Greenberg IP Dept Heads

Posted Jul 24, 2007 5:12 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A five-attorney group of patent litigators including two department heads has moved from Greenberg Traurig to Dreier.

Among the five new recruits are three partners—Albert L. Jacobs, who formerly headed Greenberg's national intellectual property practice, Daniel A. Ladow, who formerly headed Greenberg's IP litigation group in New York, and Gerald F. Diebner, reports New York Lawyer, in an article reprinted from the New York Law Journal. Elizabeth S. Lapadula is moving from Greenberg to a counsel position at Dreier, and a Greenberg associate is coming with the group, too.

The Dreier firm's full-service patent practice now has an attorney roster of 22. The five new attorneys have particular expertise in biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents.

By moving to Dreier, "we are able to avoid many of the conflicts in representation that you face when practicing at so many of the larger law firms," said Jacobs, according to a Dreier press release posted on the firm's Web site. "And we can offer more cost-effective solutions for our clients' legal matters."

Headquartered in New York City, Dreier also has offices in Albany, N.Y., Stamford, Conn., and Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California and a total of 175 attorneys, including affiliates. Founded in 1996, the firm bills itself as "a more responsive and innovative alternative to conventional 'large-firm' lawyering."

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