Press Release September 07, 2021

Goodwin Expands Washington, D.C. Litigation Team with Intellectual Property Partner Amadou Diaw

Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Amadou Kilkenny Diaw joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. He is the third litigation partner to join the firm’s Washington, D.C. office this year, following the arrivals of Andy Lacy and William Jackson.

“Our practice plays a key role in protecting and advancing the innovations of the most cutting-edge companies and investors around the world,” said Daryl Wiesen, chair of Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice. “Amadou’s deep experience across our core industries of focus adds significant value to our clients and further strengthens our comprehensive litigation platform in Washington, D.C. and beyond.”

Diaw’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling. He handles all aspects of patent litigation, representing and counseling clients in a wide range of industries including the technology, consumer electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, medical device, and financial services industries.

“Goodwin is the go-to firm for innovative companies and investors, providing a one-stop-shop for all of our clients’ litigation and corporate needs,” said Diaw. “I’m thrilled to join the firm’s world-class Intellectual Property Litigation team and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams across the firm to deliver meaningful value to clients.”

Diaw joins the firm’s litigation department at a time of global expansion. In addition to the platform’s growth in Washington, D.C., this year the department welcomed partners Hannah Field in London, Arman Oruc in Los Angeles, Matt Kanny in Santa Monica, and Allison Schoenthal in New York.

Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice handles a diverse array of patent, intellectual property licensing, and other matters for life sciences and technology companies. Goodwin was named 2020 Intellectual Property Firm of the Year and 2019 Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year by LMG Life Sciences. The practice has also been named Intellectual Property Practice Group of the Year by Law360 on five separate occasions. Goodwin’s intellectual property lawyers are consistently recognized for excellence by leading publications such as Chambers, Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property, and IAM Patent 1000.