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    Arent Fox Expands New York Office with Veteran Pharma Litigator Jay Deshmukh

    December 14, 2016

    New York, NY – Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the addition of intellectual property litigator Jay R. Deshmukh as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Deshmukh joins the firm’s internationally recognized Intellectual Property practice and industry-leading Hatch-Waxman team, where he will focus on patent litigation and counseling, particularly for the generic pharmaceutical industry.

    "Jay has been engrained in the pharmaceutical industry for nearly two decades,” said New York Managing Partner Andrew I. Silfen. “His in-house experience, technical acumen, and litigation talent will provide tremendous value to our generic pharmaceutical clients and further drive our success in high-stakes Hatch-Waxman litigation."

    Mr. Deshmukh focuses on Hatch-Waxman Act matters, counseling generics drug makers on product launches and defending clients against suits from brand-name manufacturers. Most recently a partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, Mr. Deshmukh served as key member of the firm’s Hatch-Waxman practice by developing business with international generic pharma clients. He also served as co-lead counsel in major Hatch-Waxman litigations and as IP litigation counsel, settlement counsel, and Food and Drug Administration counsel for smaller generic pharma clients.

    In addition to his Hatch-Waxman work, Mr. Deshmukh counsels brand pharma companies on strategies to strengthen IP protection for packaging and traditional IP, such as patents. Mr. Deshmukh has conducted successful negotiations to resolve large, global patent and other litigation issues, and has prevailed in exclusivity matters against the Office of the Chief Counsel of the FDA. Mr. Deshmukh has experience working with the Federal Trade Commission and advises clients seeking IP counsel in the European Union, having defended against patent infringement claims in more than 10 EU jurisdictions. Mr. Deshmukh received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School and he earned an MS in chemical engineering from Cleveland State University.

    Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and Legal 500 have recognized the Arent Fox’s Intellectual Property practice and its attorneys as industry leaders. Arent Fox is one of the few “go-to” firms for novel and high-profile intellectual property issues. With more than 100 full-time IP professionals, the group offers a full range of services across copyright, patent, and trademark matters.