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Mayer Brown announced today that Intellectual Property partner Lisa Ferri (New York) was named to Crain’s New York Business’ inaugural list of “Leading Women Lawyers in New York City,” which recognizes trailblazers who “juggle both distinguished careers and exceptional civic and philanthropic activities.”

In selecting Ms. Ferri, co-lead of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, Crain’s pointed to her experience as lead trial and appellate counsel for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies and highlighted her expertise in guiding clients through patent challenges under the Hatch-Waxman Act. In addition to serving as co-chair of both the firm’s global Women’s Leadership Committee and the New York office’s Women’s Forum, Ms. Ferri teaches patent litigation at Fordham University School of Law, where she is an adjunct professor.