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  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Patent Infringement: 30%
  3. Insurance: 20%
  4. Energy & Utilities: 20%

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Contact Info

Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. Courthouse #258
517 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI, 53202


WIGood Standing199603/23/2015
DCActive 199305/25/2015
NEFormer Member198703/21/2011

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Litigation StarBenchmark Litigation2014
Best Lawyer, Commercial & Patent LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Pro Bono AwardSeventh Circuit Bar Association2011
Pro Bono High Honor RollDistrict of Columbia Court of Appeals & Superior Court2011
Pro Bono AwardWestern District of Wisconsin2009
Director's AwardU.S. Department of Justice2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Wisconsin Law School2010 - Present
PartnerPerkins Coie2008 - Present
ShareholderHeller Ehrman LLP2001 - 2008
Assistant U.S. AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice1995 - 2001
Law Clerk to Chief Judge David B. SentelleU.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit1991 - 1992
Assistant to the General CounselU.S. Army1987 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wisconsin Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2013 - Present
James Doyle Inn of CourtMember2011 - Present
Lawyers' Committee for Civil RightsBoard of Trustees2009 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Cerner v. Visicu, No. 04-1033-CV-W-GAF, 2011 WL 27577 (W.D. Mo. Jan. 4. 2011)Finding of no inequitable conduct
Comes, et al. v. Microsoft, No. CL82311 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Polk County)Case settled
Regents of the Univ. of California v. Micro Therapeutics, Inc., No C 03 05669 JW (RS) (N.D. Cal.)Case settled
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Publication NameTitleDate
Environmental Law Institute publicationA Decade of Superfund LItigation1991
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (with honors)1987