Rocco J. Screnci Associate
Rocco Screnci is an Associate at McAndrews focusing on intellectual property litigation. Rocco has experience with pre-suit investigation and assessment, motions practice, and advanced legal research for cases in a variety of technical areas.
Prior to joining McAndrews, Rocco practiced at a boutique litigation firm, where he gained extensive state- and federal-court litigation experience. In that role, he dealt with all facets of discovery, prevailed on and successfully defended against dispositive motions, and obtained numerous favorable settlements for clients. He also maintained an extensive appellate practice in Ohio state court.
During law school, Rocco clerked at a regional IP boutique and in a mid-sized firm’s IP group, where he focused on prosecution work for inventions in the mechanical and chemical arts. He drafted portions of briefs, helping clients to obtain favorable outcomes including a dismissal on personal-jurisdiction grounds and a successful opposition in a TTAB cancellation trial. Rocco also contributed substantive legal research for use in ANDA litigation.
Rocco graduated cum laude from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a Gerber Law-Medicine Fellow. He served as Executive Articles Editor for the Case Western Reserve Law Review, and the journal published his student note, “Batten down the Hatch[es]! Restoring the Patent System’s Role within the Pharmaceutical Industry,” which examines the impact of the Hatch-Waxman Act on pioneer- and generic-pharmaceutical manufacturers. Rocco also received CALI Awards for earning the highest grades in three classes. Before law school, Rocco attended the University of Miami and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Biology minor.
“Batten down the Hatch[es]! Restoring the Patent System’s Role within the Pharmaceutical Industry,” 70 CASE W. RSRV. L. REV. 821 (2020)