Alston & Bird has expanded its intellectual property capabilities with the addition of Paul Tanck as partner in the firm’s New York office. Tanck arrives from Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where he was chair of its Intellectual Property Group.
“We are fortunate to add an attorney of Paul’s caliber and leadership,” said Keith Broyles, co-leader of Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Team. “Paul’s incredible track record handling commercially critical and legally complex patent litigations for industry leaders, combined with the big-picture view he brings to IP strategy, will prove compelling to many of our clients.”
Tanck has litigated numerous patents at trial and on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit across a broad range of technologies, including industrial automation, intelligent control system software, and information technology.
“Paul is an outstanding trial lawyer and courtroom advocate,” said Bruce Rose, co-leader of Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. “He is a never-settle-for-less litigator who has a deep playbook for successfully representing companies and who adds significantly to our strong core of lawyers who have headlined a number of must-win disputes for our marquee clients.”
In addition to his patent ligation skills, Tanck counsels information technology and financial sector clients on patent licensing and monetization related to joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and other transactions. He also works with a wide range of clients – from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies – to help them fully exploit and maximize the value of their IP portfolios, including counseling one of the world’s largest commercial broadcasting television networks and advising a globally renowned music and fashion icon.
“Paul’s arrival is the latest example of how Alston & Bird invests in top talent in high-profile markets where we see a significant benefit to our clients,” said Jamie Hutchinson, partner in charge of the firm’s New York office. “In the past six months alone, we have added six new partners in New York in bankruptcy and financial restructuring, litigation, investment management, and now IP.”
In addition to Tanck, the other partners joining recently in New York are Gerard Catalanello and James Vincequerra, who arrived in February as members in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Practice; Adam Kaiser and John Aerni, who joined the Litigation Practice in December; and Michael Saarinen, who joined the Investment Management, Trading & Markets Group in November.