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McAndrews Nationally Recognized by Chambers & Partners as Leaders in Intellectual Property Law

Date: June 1, 2014 || McAndrews News

McAndrews, Held & Malloy has been recognized by legal publisher Chambers & Partners as one of the 
nation's leading intellectual property law firms. In addition, Chairman Emeritus George P. McAndrews and 
Chairman Timothy J. Malloy, both founding partners of the firm, were recognized by Chambers as two 
of the top IP attorneys in Illinois. For the last 10 years, the firm, as well as George McAndrews and Tim 
Malloy, have been listed consistently among this elite group of law firms and individual attorneys in the 
directory.

In "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2014," McAndrews, listed in "Band 2" in the 
Illinois rankings, is described as "one of the best firms around in terms of responsiveness, analytics and 
strategy." Clients also praised the firm for its particularly deep and strong litigation bench, and the sound 
strategic counsel it provides on complex litigation and prosecution matters.

George McAndrews was commended for his extensive experience in patent matters in the mechanical, 
chemical and electrical fields. Today, he counsels clients in all phases of patent, trademark, antitrust, 
fiduciary duty, unfair competition, warranty, and other intellectual property law. He is also a skilled litigator 
before juries, in federal and state courts throughout the United States and before such administrative 
bodies such as the International Trade Commission. George has represented many clients involved in 
both million-dollar and billion-dollar patent disputes. Few litigation specialists in the nation have achieved 
as many significant awards for clients, ranging from $1 million to $2 billion in size. To this day, George 
believes that two of the most significant highlights of his career have been the 1999 inclusion of his firm in 
"America's Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree" by Kimm Alayne Walton, J.D., and his firm being 
named among the "100 Top Workplaces in the Chicagoland Area" by the Chicago Tribune.

Also in the Chambers' Illinois ranking, one client described Tim Malloy as a "really outstanding litigator." 
Nationally recognized for his intellectual property litigation successes, Tim has been involved in numerous 
multimillion dollar verdicts, awards and settlements and has served as lead counsel in trials throughout 
the country. Highlights of his career include arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Eli Lilly 
and Company, the leading case directed to the scope of patent protection for medical devices, obtaining 
a $166 million judgment for infringement and obtaining a $5 million award of attorney's fees for an 
exceptional case. Tim has been repeatedly listed in Best Lawyers, and was featured in the inaugural IAM 
1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners. He was also previously listed by Chambers & Partners
as one of the top IP trial lawyers in Illinois and characterized as an "Outstanding Trial Lawyer," and has 
been designated a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society comprised of less 
than one-half of one percent of American trial lawyers.

One of the most widely-cited referral sources for legal services, Chambers & Partners interviews clients 
and conducts independent peer reviews to develop its rankings, which are based on factors including 
legal ability, professional conduct, commercial astuteness, client service, diligence, commitment and other 
qualities valued by clients.