Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Honored by Chambers & Partners in Tier 1 for New York Intellectual Property Law Firms

Chambers & Partners USA 2009
June 16, 2009

For Immediate Release

Roger Ardan / Christina Cozzi


NEW YORK, June 16, 2009 – For the sixth consecutive year, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto ( ) has been recognized by British legal directory publisher, Chambers & Partners ( ) in the 2009 U.S.A. Guide. As one of the world’s premier intellectual property law firms, the firm ranked number one in Intellectual Property: Patent in New York, and number two in Intellectual Property nationally.

Fitzpatrick, Cella “is widely considered to be the benchmark in patent litigation for branded pharmaceutical companies,” according to Chambers USA.

Chambers USA researchers conducted thousands of in-depth telephone interviews with a vast range of clients and lawyers. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best, that distinguish levels of seniority or significant activities of lawyers.

“We are proud that our firm has received this prestigious ranking, once again, by Chambers & Partners, for our work in intellectual property,” said Fitzpatrick, Cella Managing Partner Colleen Tracy. “Receiving this recognition is a true testament to the firm’s leadership in intellectual property practice and to those individuals who have reached the pinnacle of accomplishment in the industry.”

In addition to firm ranking, Fitzpatrick, Cella New York attorney, Robert L. Baechtold is ranked first tier placement as New York’s leading intellectual property attorneys in the Patent category and as the nation’s leading intellectual property litigators in the Life Science category. Other notable recognition goes to attorneys Nicholas M. Cannella and William E. Solander, who were honored for their exceptional work in the Patent category.

Chambers USA states that clients applaud Mr. Baechtold’s skills in every aspect of IP representation; he is “Everything you need— he knows how to try cases, counsel and direct strategies. In pharmaceutical patent litigation, he’s the greatest that ever was.” Chambers also recognizes Mr. Cannella as “widely recognized for his proficiency in patent trials in both the electronics and pharmaceuticals sector,” and Mr. Solander as a “highly regarded name in the branded pharmaceutical field.”

Chambers USA has been researching the US legal profession since 1999, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. In addition to state listings, certain practice areas, such as antitrust and capital markets, have nationwide listings which include those firms and lawyers with national practices.

About Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, ( founded in 1971, is a leading national intellectual property law firm of over 150 lawyers with offices in New York, Costa Mesa, California and Washington, D.C. The Firm’s practice covers the spectrum of intellectual property services, including applying for patent and trademark protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence. Fitzpatrick represents an international client base from Fortune 500 companies to start-up companies.

About Chambers & Partners
Since 1990, Chambers has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. We have a team of 100 highly qualified full-time researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. Working with our editors, they identify and rank the world’s best lawyers (i.e. those which perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients – such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, value for money). On the basis of this research, we hold award ceremonies to honor outstanding practitioners around the world.