Firm continues expansion of its intellectual property litigation practice Prominent attorneys Ethan Horwitz and Ira J. Levy join as partners
BOSTON, June 24, 2002 – Goodwin Procter LLP today announced that it has added four attorneys to the litigation department in its New York office, including two partners and two associates. Ethan Horwitz and Ira Levy join the firm as partners and specialize in intellectual property litigation.
Horwitz has more than 25 years of experience in litigating within the full range of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, and false advertising cases both in the U.S. and internationally. He has represented such companies J.P. Morgan Chase, Polo Ralph Lauren, IBM, Pepperidge Farm, Lotus, Kraft, and Oscar Mayer.
Horwitz is the author and/or editor of three prominent treatises in the intellectual property field, which include Patent Litigation: Procedures and Tactics, World Trademark Law and Practice, and Intellectual Property Counseling and Litigation, all multi-volume works published by Matthew Bender & Co. In addition, he is listed in Euromoney's "Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Experts" and "Guide to the World' Leading Experts in Trademark Law." He will co-chair the firm’s intellectual property practice.
Levy, who also is listed in Euromoney's "Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Experts," maintains a diverse intellectual property practice, focusing on patent, trademark, unfair competition, and false advertising litigation. He has litigated patents in varying technologies such as industrial enzymes, insulin formulations, water clarification systems, electronic security keys, and the well-known EZ-Pass system.
Levy has represented such companies as Campbell Soup Company, Novo Nordisk, American Home Products (now called Wyeth), and Polo Ralph Lauren. In addition, he is a past member of the Board of Directors of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and has recently been asked by the International Trademark Association to co-chair their 2002 Trademarks in Cyberspace conference in New York and Brussels.
"We continue to strategically expand our New York office, adding nearly 30 attorneys over the past two years," said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter. "Our intellectual property practice is one of the firm's key focuses and I am proud to welcome Ethan, Ira and our new associates to this growing practice. Their wealth of experience in the areas of patent and trademark litigation will broaden our existing talent in these areas."
Last spring, Goodwin Procter expanded its New York office by acquiring the law firm Schneck Weltman & Hashmall, thereby expanding its products liability and mass tort litigation practices. At the same time, the firm added several partners to its intellectual property litigation practice in New York. The firm now has a total of 69 attorneys in its New York office.
All four attorneys join the firm from Darby & Darby P.C., where they held similar positions. Horwitz received his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law, and Levy earned his law degree from the Brooklyn Law School. The associates joining Goodwin Procter are Kandis Kahn and Patricia Wick.