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Winston & Strawn Expands Global IP Litigation Practice with Addition of Alfred Fabricant and Lawrence Drucker to its New York Office

NEW YORK — Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that it has again expanded its global intellectual property litigation group and regional capabilities with the addition of Alfred Fabricant and Lawrence Drucker as partners to its New York office. Fabricant will head the firm's IP practice group in New York, as well. They join the firm from Dickstein Shapiro, LLP.

Fabricant and Drucker have developed a robust IP litigation practice by representing clients in cutting-edge technologies related to software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data, radio frequency identification, digital watermarking, robotics, optics, and Web design platforms. Their clients are based in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Fabricant brings more than 30 years of litigation experience to Winston & Strawn's IP group. He is an experienced trial lawyer and focuses his practice on patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, entertainment, antitrust, and other commercial litigation matters. Fabricant has, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, tried cases to verdict as first chair in a wide variety of technical disciplines, including digital and analog electronics, robotics, computer software, mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, and business method patents.

For two decades, Drucker has focused his practice on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, including trials and appeals. Drucker's diverse work includes patent infringement matters involving consumer electronics, audience measurement systems, medical devices, robotics, optics, radio frequency identification products, and floor coverings.

"Fred and Larry bring enormous talent and energy to our IP litigation practice," said Michael Elkin, managing partner of Winston's New York office. "Their nuanced understanding of advanced technologies, plus their track record of success in the courtroom, are tremendous assets to existing and new clients in New York."

Added Thomas Fitzgerald, firm managing partner: "We welcome the remarkable skills and savvy that Fred and Larry bring to the entire firm. Their reputation and know-how are an outstanding fit for the practice and the firm's global platform."

Most recently, Winston added prominent IP litigation attorney Michael Murray to its New York office. In addition, David Enzminger and David Dalke joined the firm's Los Angeles office, while more than 15 IP litigation partners from the former Howrey law firm joined its Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices, as well as its newly opened Houston office.

Fabricant received his J.D., with highest distinction, from The John Marshall Law School in 1978 and his B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami. Drucker received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1988 and his B.A. in Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude, from Queens College of the City University of New York.

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