McAndrews’ Founding Partner Named One of the 2013 ‘Leading Lawyers 500’


George P. McAndrews was one of only 26 Attorneys Selected from the United States

CHICAGO, IL – October 22, 2013 – McAndrews Held & Malloy founding partner and Chairman Emeritus George P. McAndrews was selected by the InterContinental Finance magazine (ICFM) to be featured in its 2013 Leading Lawyers 500 listing. Designed to showcase excellence across the globe, ICFM lists the top lawyers for general counsel to consider partnering with for legal matters outside their jurisdiction. Mr. McAndrews was one of only 26 attorneys selected from throughout the United States, as well as one of only three attorneys from a law firm where intellectual property is its singular focus.

According to ICFM, the Leading Lawyers 500 is the definitive list of the top 500 lawyers, barristers and solicitors from across the globe. ICFM researched and recognized the very best, not just because of qualifications, but for client service, depth of knowledge and continued good practice.

In his profile on the ICFM website featuring this year’s honorees, McAndrews was praised for his success in litigating matters that require both technical and legal skills in federal courts and at the International Trade Commission. After witnessing McAndrews in action in the courtroom, one federal judge commented, “That was without a doubt the finest opening statement I have ever heard in my entire career, both on the bench and in trial practice. Your final arguments were superb! You have demonstrated one of the finest pieces of representation that I have ever had the pleasure to see.

It was also noted in his ICFM profile that, as a result of his work on behalf of his clients, Mr. McAndrews has been frequently recognized by the legal community over the years for his accomplishments. National Law Journal named him as the only patent trial attorney selected among 10 of the “Nation’s Leading Litigators.”  He has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as the number one patent trial lawyer in Illinois, and has also been previously selected for inclusion in the International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers, as well as theGuide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Experts.  In addition, Mr. McAndrews was featured in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Throughout his 51-year career, Mr. McAndrews has built his reputation litigating cases involving mechanical, electrical and chemical subject matter before juries in federal and state jurisdictions throughout the United States.  He has represented clients in multi-billion dollar patent disputes and has won numerous multi-million dollar awards and settlements for his clients.  His practice focuses on all phases of patent, trademark, antitrust, fiduciary duty, unfair competition, warranty and other intellectual property law. His professional highlights include serving as lead trial counsel for the successful plaintiffs in the celebrated 14-year antitrust case, Wilk et al v. AMA et al, as well as being Chairman when the firm was included in the book “America’s Greatest Places To Work With A Law Degree” and listed in the Chicago Tribune’s “Chicago’s Top 100 Workplaces.”


About McAndrews, Held & Malloy
McAndrews, Held & Malloy boasts one of the most highly regarded teams of intellectual property attorneys, agents and technology specialists in the United States. Founded in 1988, the firm offers deep bench strength in matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. McAndrews attorneys have underlying scientific-based degrees and extensive prior experience in technology and IP-focused professions, and they routinely handle cases that involve innovative and cutting-edge technologies in specialized industries. While best known for their record of litigation successes, the firm also offers services in IP procurement, patent interferences, trademark oppositions and cancellations, IP/technology opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, development and licensing, M&A support, due diligence, design rights and joint ventures. Clients include multi-national corporations, Fortune 500 companies, startups and world-renowned universities. For more information, visit

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