29 May 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that prominent intellectual property lawyer Jamie Beaber has joined the firm in Washington DC as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice. Previously he was a partner at Steptoe & Johnson. Joining Mr. Beaber in the move from Steptoe to Mayer Brown are four counsel and six associates in Washington DC and Chicago.
For nearly two decades, Mr. Beaber has focused his practice on intellectual property litigation, including unfair import actions under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 as well as Customs issues arising from these proceedings. Notably, he has handled more than 50 investigations before the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Mr. Beaber also has extensive experience representing clients in intellectual property litigation before US district courts across the country, particularly in the Eastern District of Texas and the District of Delaware.
“Jamie is well-known throughout the industry for his technical patent litigation work—particularly before the ITC bar—and we are thrilled to welcome him and his team to the firm,” said Alan Grimaldi, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Intellectual Property practice. “Jamie’s significant experience handling Section 337 cases before the ITC on behalf of a diverse array of technologies further enhances Mayer Brown’s existing capabilities in this area and will be a huge asset in servicing our global clients,” added John Mancini, co-leader of the firm’s global Intellectual Property practice.
Mr. Beaber said, “Mayer Brown’s strong track record of success in handling cases before the ITC, along with the recent growth of its global IP practice, make the firm a terrific fit for me and my team,” Mr. Beaber said. “We look forward to contributing to the continued expansion of Mayer Brown’s IP capabilities.”
Daniel Masur, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office, said that the arrival of Mr. Beaber and his team continues the office’s strong recent growth. “Since the start of 2014, we have added nearly two dozen lateral partners and other lawyers in practice groups including White Collar Defense & Compliance, Securities Litigation & Enforcement and Employment & Benefits. The addition of these outstanding individuals demonstrates clearly that top-tier lawyers increasingly view Mayer Brown as a destination of choice.”
Mr. Beaber is affiliated with several bar associations and serves on numerous committees. Currently, he serves as the Co-Chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s International Trade Committee. He is a frequent writer and speaker on patent litigation topics, including ITC proceedings and enforcement, Section 337 investigations and trade secrets. In 2012 and 2013, he was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 for his work handling high-stakes cases at the ITC.
Mr. Beaber holds an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center, a JD, magna cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law, and a BS from the University of North Dakota.
Mayer Brown’s multi-disciplinary, full-service global IP practice has experienced explosive growth during the past three years—almost doubling its size. The practice consists of nearly 100 lawyers in more than eight offices, including Europe and Asia. Innovators at global multinationals, emerging growth companies and established mid-sized businesses all rely on Mayer Brown’s global IP practice to help protect, preserve and enforce their intellectual property assets. The practice is fully integrated with other firm practices and offices around the world—particularly in key business centers, including Brazil, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.