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Crowell & Moring’s Intellectual Property Litigation Team Gains Experienced Trial Lawyer

Washington, D.C. – March 1, 2007: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce the addition of partner Kathryn L. Clune to the firm’s Litigation Group and Intellectual Property Group in Washington, D.C. Clune brings 14 years of litigation experience to clients with patent infringement concerns spanning a wide variety of technology industries including electrical, mechanical, and software. She joins the firm from Greenberg Traurig.

“Katie is the perfect complement to our intellectual property litigation team. Having tried cases from voir dire to verdict for more than 14 years, she is a versatile litigator and an experienced appellate advocate,” said Richard McMillan, Jr., who spearheads Crowell & Moring's intellectual property litigation practice.

In private practice, Clune has been lead counsel on patent infringement cases tried in federal district court (both bench and jury trials) and on so-called "Section 337" cases tried before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). She has handled other types of cases ranging from a class action involving fraudulent billing and RICO claims to an action against the Republic of Iran under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Clune also has significant experience in litigation risk management counseling. In the course of her litigation work, Clune has argued numerous cases in federal appellate courts, resulting in 15 published opinions.

"Crowell & Moring offers my clients a unique combination of skilled litigators, a prestigious patent prosecution team, and internationally recognized trade attorneys. I am thrilled to be part of a team that is as diverse and multidisciplinary as it is deep," said Clune.

Clune, a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, gained extensive trial experience dating back to her days in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, where she successfully defended a Marine aviator in the internationally-publicized so-called “Aviano” case, which involved a General Court Martial on 20 counts of involuntary manslaughter arising from an accident with a gondola cable in Northern Italy. She was also the law clerk to Honorable Andrew S. Effron, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and received her J.D from Albany Law School, cum laude.

Crowell & Moring offers world-class litigation and trial capability in the areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and complex commercial disputes, among other areas. The full-service law firm has nearly 350 lawyers practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate, intellectual property and more than 40 other practice areas. More than two-thirds of the firm's lawyers regularly litigate disputes on behalf of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses, and individuals. Crowell & Moring's extensive client work ranges from advising on one of the world's largest telecommunications mergers to representing governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm also has offices in California, New York, London, and Brussels.


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