Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, a Minnesota-based law firm with over 250 lawyers, announced that Ronald M. Daignault, a former partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York, has joined their firm as a partner in its New York office. Daignault is the firm’s latest addition to the growing Intellectual Property Litigation practice in New York. For the past ten years, his area of practice has been focused on intellectual litigation practice particularly in the pharmaceutical and life sciences areas including trademark, trade secret and copyright litigation. Daignault also has broad exposure in domestic and international trademark prosecution, counseling and licensing.
Martin R. Lueck, Chairman of the firm’s Executive Board, said that Daignault’s expertise will be a big addition to the continuous expansion of the firm’s IP practice in New York. “The addition of Ron to our New York office is a logical step in our evolution. When we opened the office in February 2010 with David Leichtman, Hillel Parness and Bryan Vogel, we did so to capitalize on and enhance our national trial practice. We will continue to expand our client service in New York during 2011 and beyond. More importantly, we have integrated our new lawyers in New York into our nationwide practice, including the relocation of partner Marla Butler to New York.”
David Leichtman, partner in the New York office, added that he, together with the rest of the partners in New York office, is excited to work with Daignault. “We are very pleased to welcome Ron to our firm. His broad trial experience and the breadth of his intellectual property knowledge significantly enhance our national capabilities and in New York, particularly in the life sciences patent litigation field.”