Press Release March 11, 2015

Goodwin Procter Expands IP Litigation Practice with Addition of Marcia Sundeen in Washington, D.C.

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that Marcia Sundeen has joined the firm as a partner in its IP Litigation Group in Washington, D.C. Sundeen comes to Goodwin from Kenyon & Kenyon, where she was a partner and chair of its International Trade Commission Practice.

Sundeen focuses her litigation practice on advising and representing clients with critical intellectual property matters before U.S. district courts and the ITC. An accomplished litigator with more than 25 years’ experience, Sundeen is a former ITC attorney with firsthand knowledge and understanding of the Commission’s culture and of the substantive and procedural complexities of Section 337 ITC actions. She is a former president of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and a co-author and editor of the treatise on Section 337, Unfair Competition and the ITC.

Sundeen also advises clients on global patent enforcement and prosecution strategies and represents clients before the U.S. Customs Service and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. In addition, she develops intellectual property and food and drug strategies for biomedical device and pharmaceutical companies.

“Marcia is the eighth partner to join our IP Litigation Group in the past six months,” said Douglas Kline, chair of Goodwin’s IP Litigation Group. “We are very pleased she has chosen to come to Goodwin where her unique combination of experience working with and practicing before the ITC will pay immediate dividends to our clients.”

Sundeen received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University and her B.S. in chemistry from Marquette University. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Colorado and Columbia; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Federal Circuits; the U.S. Court of International Trade; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Sundeen is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

She can be reached at or (202) 346-4179.

Goodwin Procter’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, recently named by Law360 as one of its “Practice Groups of the Year,” works with clients to secure preliminary injunctions, declaratory and summary judgments, favorable results in Markman proceedings, advantageous settlements, victories at trial and appellate relief. Goodwin attorneys help clients take cases from pre-suit investigations through discovery and trials; provide counsel on infringement, validity and patentability issues; and when necessary, litigate patents in federal district courts throughout the country. The firm has substantial experience before the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

The firm’s Washington, D.C. office was established in 1994 and is home to over 100 attorneys with significant experience in litigation and regulatory and business law.

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 850 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.