NEW YORK, November 20, 2013— Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP (Axinn) is pleased to announce that Delphine Knight Brown has joined its Intellectual Property Group as a partner. She will be based in the firm’s New York office.
An experienced high-stakes litigator, Ms. Knight Brown has tried numerous intellectual property and commercial cases involving a wide range of industries and products, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computer software and hardware, and business methods and processes.
Many of her cases—involving both U.S. and European enterprises—have centered on patent infringement, including Hatch-Waxman cases for generic pharmaceutical companies, as well as matters based on antitrust issues, unfair trade practices, accounting and securities fraud, complex contractual disputes and corporate reorganizations.
“Delphine adds a deep set of patent and trial skills to an already formidable Intellectual Property Group,” said James Veltrop, Axinn’s Managing Partner. “Her ability to manage and successfully litigate increasingly complex IP and commercial cases, both here and abroad, has been well documented. Clients throughout the firm will be well-served by her counsel.”
“I am looking forward to being a part of the Axinn team,” said Knight Brown. “The firm’s extensive scientific expertise, coupled with its experienced trial lawyers, makes it an excellent fit for my growing practice.”
Prior to joining Axinn, Ms. Knight Brown was a partner with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, where she focused on complex intellectual property and technology litigation. Prior to that, she served as special counsel at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where she represented corporations in state and federal courts nationwide in pre-trial, trial, arbitrations and appellate proceedings.
Ms. Knight Brown earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and her B.A. from Princeton University.
Axinn combines the skills, experience and dedication of the world’s largest firms with the focus, responsiveness, efficiency and attention to client needs of the best boutiques. The firm was established in the late 1990s by lawyers from premier Wall Street firms with a common vision, and has been joined by lawyers from the best firms and law schools who share that vision. Axinn is devoted to providing the highest conceivable quality of service in three practice areas: antitrust, intellectual property and high-stakes litigation. Axinn achieves that goal with world-class skills and deep trial experience. Time and again, major companies have turned to Axinn for their biggest deals and cases, often on the eve of trial.