Addition of Star Patent Litigator Peter Armenio from Kirkland & Ellis
New York, NY January 13, 2010 -Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP announced today that Peter Armenio has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.
Armenio will be Co-Chair of the firm's Global Life Sciences Practice.
Armenio comes to the firm from Kirkland & Ellis, where he has been a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice since 2000.
will play a pivotal role in Quinn Emanuel's continuing expansion of its patent litigation practice into the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device fields.
has a long history of representing clients in high-stakes patent litigation, including numerous matters where the amount in controversy exceeded $1 billion.
has deep experience litigating cases involving pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices, including ANDA cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
Chambers USA has recognized him every year since 2007 as a leading lawyer in intellectual property, noting that he is "well versed," "professional," and has an "impressive work ethic and track record of winning.
Peter is a talented trial lawyer with a great track record.
expertise in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device cases will be invaluable to our continually expanding patent trial practice.
John Quinn, the firm's Managing Partner, explained: "We intend to be a dominant force in all aspects of life sciences patent litigation, and Peter
is going to help take our practice to the next level.
We are all very excited to have him join."
Armenio graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law summa cum laude in 1994, where he was on the Seton Hall Law Review.
He has a degree in chemistry from Bucknell University.