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32 | ghp December 2016 An Anatomy of Litigation rommer Lawrence & Haug LLP was founded in New York City in 1997. Beginning with 17 lawyers, FLH quickly grew its ranks and clientele. Now recognized as a leader in the legal industry, FLH has over 70 lawyers with diverse technical backgrounds who can handle intellectual property and related matters in a host of areas, including pharmaceuticals, life sciences, electronics, and other technical fields. Since its formation nearly 20 years ago, FLH has expanded beyond the confines of New York City, with the opening of its first satellite office in Washington, D.C. in 2006 and ongoing partnerships with international law practices in Europe and around the world. From the outset, FLH has delivered value to its domestic and international clientele, handling complex patent litigation matters throughout the United States as well as large international patent prosecution dockets. FLH also maintains a core IP practice in the traditional areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and unfair competition. The firm’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA), antitrust, and licensing practices complement FLH’s well- recognized patent litigation practice, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, where the firm has successfully handled hundreds of patent cases. While FLH is an intellectual property firm at its core, its attorneys all have diverse backgrounds, allowing the firm to provide excellent legal services in antitrust, licensing and transactions, food and drug regulations, and commercial litigation. What this results in is an firm culture that prides itself on being accessible, efficient, responsive, and technologically sophisticated while encouraging active involvement in leadership. This extends not only across the firm but also throughout the communities in which FLH operates—communities that have rewarded FLH with appropriate recognition for excellence. The firm also values leadership and contribution to the legal community. Its attorneys are active in the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA), a prominent bar association for the appellate court responsible for hearing all intellectual property cases, of which the firm’s Managing Partner is the past president. FLH attorneys also play a key role in organizations that facilitate dialogue between the legal and business communities, such as the Licensing Executive Society, BIO International, and the Food and Drug Law Institute. FLH also has an enduring commitment to diversity in the workplace, empowering employees with a broad range of skills and backgrounds. Kyle Haug, the firm’s Manager of Business Development, expands upon this point, explaining: At FLH, we value diversity and view it as a core principle. As lawyers and advisors, we rely on the intellectual capital of our professionals. Having a diverse pool of intellectual capital gives our firm a breadth of ideas and opportunities to tackle our clients’ needs. FLH’s inclusion principle not only embraces considering different viewpoints but also makes sure those perspectives are valued. We firmly believe that expanding our collaborative, inclusive environment will help us further succeed and grow because we will be relying on the collective talents, differences, and experiences of our professionals. For example, we make every effort to attract as diverse a student population as possible for recruiting on-campus or laterally. We also participate in minority job fairs, such as the Northeast Regional Black Law Students Association, and sponsor minority organizations at law schools. Our ongoing commitment to hiring and retaining a diverse, creative, and ethical workforce provides a competitive advantage to the clients we serve. FLH’s social consciousness does not end with promoting diversity. The firm has an outstanding record of providing pro bono representation to individuals in need. Through a dedicated program encouraging 100 percent attorney participation, FLH logs thousands of hours every year in pro bono service. FLH attorneys handle pro bono cases that include veterans’ appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the representation of pro se litigants at all levels in the federal court system. In this capacity, FLH has helped Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP (FLH) is a premier law firm that strives to achieve results that exceed expectations, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to its clients by adding value to their business innovations. With a particular focus on the life science, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors, this New York-based firm is at the epicentre of the major ongoing legal developments in these industries, where science, innovation, and best business practices intersect. F Inn Regulation & Policy