Latham strengthens patent litigation team with Finnegan hire


Latham strengthens patent litigation team with Finnegan hire

Susan Tull brings trial and appellate experience to the firm’s Washington, DC, office.

Latham & Watkins has drafted in Susan Tull to the firm’s Washington, DC, office as counsel in the firm’s litigation and trial department.

Tull is an IP litigator who has represented clients before US district courts, the US International Trade Commission, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

She joins from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner where she was a partner.

“Susan is a fantastic addition to the firm’s IP litigation practice, whose experience litigating patent cases on a wide variety of issues complements Latham’s formidable courtroom reputation,” said Michael Morin, global vice chair of Latham’s IP litigation practice.

“I previously worked with Susan when we were both at a prior firm and I’m excited to have her join Latham’s IP team where her thoughtful guidance will serve our clients incredibly well.”

Daniel Lennon, the firm’s office managing partner in Washington, DC, added: “She has a reputation for fostering strong relationships with her clients and working collaboratively with colleagues, two hallmarks of Latham culture that lead to excellent client service.”

Tull has litigated patent cases on a range of subject matters, including consumer products, medical devices, industrial equipment, automotive technology, and other mechanical and electrical systems.

She has experience in developing litigation strategies, taking complex discovery, working with technical and damages experts, and drafting summary judgment motions, pre-and post-trial briefs, and appellate briefs.

Tull said she was “thrilled” to be joining Latham.

“I’ve seen the firm’s IP team grow over the past decade into a seamlessly integrated, premier trial practice and I’m excited to supplement those capabilities,” she said.

Tull joins other recent additions to the firm’s IP practice, following the arrivals of life sciences lawyers Arlene Chow and Ernest Yakob in New York, as well as Adam Perlman in Washington, DC.

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