October 17, 2017
Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Kevin Wheeler has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and as a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. A skilled patent litigator and trial lawyer, he has successfully represented leading technology and chemical companies as lead counsel in some of their most critical patent infringement disputes, frequently multi-jurisdictional cases with multiple causes of action.
Wheeler has litigated dozens of patent cases, including more than 20 cross-border ITC investigations and numerous trials. Widely recognized as one of the most promising talents in intellectual property litigation, Wheeler recently earned recognition from The National Law Journal as a “D.C. Rising Star,” which “recognizes the region’s 40 most promising lawyers age 40 and under who have wielded great influence in their practice areas in the D.C. area and beyond.”
Michael Egge, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. said: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome a dynamic litigator who embodies the innovative, insightful counsel our team offers to clients. Kevin is a fantastic addition to our Washington, D.C. IP Litigation team, which — by every measure — is leading in a fiercely competitive market.”
Matthew Moore, a Washington, D.C. partner and global Co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, added: “Kevin brings sharp business acumen and formidable advocacy skills to our trial-ready team as we continue to pursue the most complex disputes across all types of IP claims. By drawing on his sophisticated experience and intellectual firepower, Kevin will help us navigate cutting-edge issues as they arise in our field.”
Bert Reiser, a Washington, D.C. partner who leads of the firm’s ITC practice said, “Kevin is a very talented litigator who is particularly adept at navigating the unique challenges of ITC proceedings. Our clients will undoubtedly value his experience, thoughtful advice, and dedication to client service.”
“I am honored to be joining a team that is addressing clients’ most challenging patent litigation while pioneering significant developments in the practice of law,” Wheeler said. “Latham & Watkins deservedly earns its exceptional reputation among the nation’s leading IP firms. I look forward to further developing my practice in an inspiring and collaborative work environment that ensures top-quality client service.”
Wheeler joins Latham from Fish & Richardson in Washington, D.C. He received a degree in electrical engineering with honors from the University of Maryland, and he received his JD from George Washington University Law School.
About Latham & Watkins
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Notes to Editors
1Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins operates in Seoul as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi.
Michael Egge, Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner: +1.202.637.2285
Matthew Moore, global Co-chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, +1.202.637.2278
Bert Reiser, Intellectual Property Litigation Partner, +1.202.637.1026