March 23, 2015, Washington, D.C.…Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce Casey Dwyer has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Litigation Department. She is an experienced patent litigator whose practice focuses primarily in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Dwyer follows the recent addition of Michael Morin and David Frazier to the Washington, D.C. office and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice who also have particular experience in pharmaceutical and biologics cases.

Dwyer litigates patent disputes in the branded pharmaceutical and medical device arena, in cases involving some of the world’s best-selling drugs.  She has a history of developing litigation strategies for clients that combine her technical background and understanding of complex issues with experience in pharmaceutical and medical device patent litigation. She is also a skilled oral advocate, with substantial trial and arbitration experience. In addition, Dwyer has advised clients on intellectual property licensing and publishing activities, and has taught in these areas as well.

Matthew Moore, a Washington, D.C. partner and Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, said: “We are pleased to welcome Casey to our team. Her wealth of experience and talent will contribute to further leveraging our collective relationships with clients to advance our best in class Bio-Pharma/Life Sciences and broader IP litigation group at Latham.”

Alice Fisher, Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office said: “Casey is a welcome addition to the firm and the Washington, D.C. office. She is a strong practitioner in the patent litigation field with a technical background and exceptional trial skills. We know that Casey will certainly add to the team of extraordinarily talented lawyers in the IP Litigation Practice Group. ”

“Latham’s reputation as the go-to advisor for companies facing complex challenges and its first-class intellectual property litigation practice attracted me to the firm,” said Dwyer. “I look forward to growing my practice at Latham and expanding the firm’s IP capabilities, particularly in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device fields.”

Dwyer joins the firm from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C. She earned a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D., cum laude, from Duke University School of Law. 

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