Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Rachel Blitzer has joined the firm’s New York office as counsel in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and as a member of the Litigation & Trial Department. Blitzer’s practice focuses on complex intellectual property disputes including trade secrets, patent infringement, breach of contract, and antitrust matters.
Blitzer works across a broad range of technologies, including software applications, financial products, industrial machinery, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and chemical products. She also has particular experience in Hatch-Waxman litigations and has represented leading pharmaceutical companies at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in post-settlement antitrust actions.
Blitzer is the latest in a string of additions to the New York office’s IP Litigation team, including first chair trial lawyer Tony Sammi and leading life sciences trial lawyers Arlene Chow and Ernest Yakob.
“Rachel is a wonderful addition to our growing IP team in New York,” said Marc Jaffe, Office Managing Partner of Latham in New York. “Rachel’s significant trial and litigation experience will enhance the already strong reputation our IP litigation team has for providing top-notch counseling and advocacy to clients.”
Added Tony Sammi, Global Vice Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice: “We are thrilled to welcome Rachel to Latham’s world-class IP team. Her experience complements the firm’s formidable courtroom reputation and her unique perspective into the many disruptive technologies at the heart of IP disputes will further strengthen the firm's capabilities. I worked with Rachel at a prior firm, she is a skilled trial lawyer and sophisticated strategist who will fit in perfectly with our culture of collaboration and excellence in client service.”
“I’m delighted to be joining Latham, a firm with strong intellectual property capabilities, a collaborative approach, and an integrated global platform,” said Blitzer. “Latham has created a market-leading IP Litigation Practice built to handle the most complex disputes and I look forward to contributing to its continued success.”
Blitzer received her JD from the University of Chicago Law School and her BA from Yale University. She joins Latham from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York.
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Notes to Editors
1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in Israel through a limited liability company. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.