Fried Frank Welcomes Intellectual Property Litigation Partners Nicole M. Jantzi and Paul M. Schoenhard in Washington, DC
News releases | January 4, 2022
Ms. Jantzi and Mr. Schoenhard have worked closely together for twenty years, during which time they have developed a stellar reputation among their clients and peers as “two of the smartest and most effective IP lawyers in the market.” They have been counsel of record in over 150 intellectual property matters and regularly represent companies of all sizes and stages in their most complex and high-profile disputes. Their savvy, business-minded approach has garnered the trust of clients across industries—including high-tech, consumer products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. At Fried Frank, Ms. Jantzi and Mr. Schoenhard will bring to bear their experience in every major IP jurisdiction to manage disputes involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, and issues of unfair competition.
“Nicole and Paul are extremely talented IP lawyers, and we are thrilled to have them join our team,” said James D. Wareham, chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department. “They exhibit an unparalleled level of strategic thinking when handling disputes for clients, and their value-add partnership will be a tremendous asset to the Firm. Their significant experience and knowledge will be a strong and effective tool in continuing to increase litigation offerings across our IP platform.”
Fried Frank’s Litigation Department continues to expand, having most recently welcomed Deputy United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Ilan T. Graff as a partner in the White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations Practice and Geoffrey S. Berman, former US Attorney for the SDNY and current head of Fried Frank’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations Practice. Additionally, Emilie B. Cooper recently joined the Firm as partner in the Real Estate Litigation Practice.
“As we continue our strategic growth in the litigation space, we are excited to welcome Nicole and Paul to the Firm,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “They join as we enter the new year and continue to focus on providing exemplary service to our world-class clients on their most complex matters.”
Ms. Jantzi and Mr. Schoenhard join from McDermott Will & Emery where they were partners in the global intellectual property practice group, with Ms. Jantzi previously serving as head of the practice. Ms. Jantzi received her JD from George Washington University Law School and her BS, cum laude, from Binghamton University. Mr. Schoenhard received his JD from Harvard Law School and his BA, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College.
“I am looking forward to working alongside Fried Frank’s talented team of litigators to lead and grow the Firm’s IP Litigation Practice,” said Nicole M. Jantzi. “Fried Frank is ideally positioned for the expansion of our practice.” Paul M. Schoenhard added, “What impressed me about Fried Frank is the consistently high caliber of its partners. The Firm’s collective commitment to developing—and ability to execute on—effective and innovative solutions for clients on every single matter leaves me very excited to be joining this team.”
Fried Frank litigators in the US and Europe represent global corporations and financial institutions in their most challenging, complex, and important matters. The Firm’s IP Litigation Practice offers a range of legal services related to IP dispute resolution, trade secret litigation and counselling, global IP strategy, trademark and copyright registration and counselling, IP and technology licensing and development arrangements, and IP/IT aspects of complex corporate transactions, among many other services.
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