Sonnenschein Expands Intellectual Property Practice with Addition of Dana Finberg

July 14, 2010 // // (PALO ALTO, Calif.) — Patent litigator Dana Finberg has joined Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP as a partner in its Intellectual Property & Technology practice, the law firm announced today. Finberg, who was previously head of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice at LeClairRyan in San Francisco, will reside in Sonnenschein's Silicon Valley office.

"Dana has built a significant body of trial work in federal courts throughout the country," said James Klenk, chair of Sonnenschein's Intellectual Property & Technology Group. "The breadth of experience he brings in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, especially in the pharmaceutical arena, will be a great asset for our clients."

Added Tarek Fahmi, managing partner of Sonnenschein's Silicon Valley office, "Dana is a wonderful complement to our team here, and he will make an immediate impact as we continue to grow our practice in this region and prepare for our pending combination to create SNR Denton."

Finberg focuses his practice on intellectual property disputes and complex commercial litigation. He regularly serves as counsel in patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright litigation and has significant first-chair jury and bench trial experience as well as appellate appearances before both federal and state trial courts and several U.S. Courts of Appeals. Finberg has appeared in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Intellectual Property from 2007-2010 and is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and integrity.

"Sonnenschein has always had an exceptional reputation as a leading national IP practice and the pending combination with Denton Wilde Sapte will create a tremendous global platform to expand my practice and capabilities for clients," Finberg said. "It's a very exciting time and I am thrilled to join my new colleagues here."

Admitted to practice law in California and Virginia, Finberg earned his J.D. degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1992. He has a B.A. degree from Randolph Macon College.

With more than 700 lawyers and other professionals in 13 offices in the United States and Europe, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (SNR) serves the legal and public interest needs of many of the world's best-known and most admired businesses, nonprofits and individuals.

On June 9, 2010, the partnerships of both SNR and UK-based Denton Wilde Sapte LLP (Denton) approved a combination to form SNR Denton, to become effective on September 30, 2010. The combination joins complementary practices with a disciplined focus on meeting evolving client needs in eight key sectors: Financial Institutions and Funds; Energy, Transport and Infrastructure; Insurance; Real Estate, Retail and Hotels; Technology, Media and Telecommunications; Health and Life Sciences; Manufacturing; and Government. With its focus on quality, the combination will include 1,400 lawyers and other professionals in 18 countries and 33 locations across four continents, including the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, South-East Asia, and a network of exclusively associated firms in Africa.

Further information about Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP may be found at Further information about Denton Wilde Sapte may be found at Further information about the pending combination that will form SNR Denton may be found at References to SNR Denton relate to a proposed international legal practice, which has not yet become effective. Until such time, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP (incorporated in England and Wales under no. OC322045) and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (a US limited liability partnership, registered in Delaware), remain separate and independent legal entities. Please see the Legal Notice on for more information.



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