Kelley Drye Adds New Special Counsel To Its Top-Tier Intellectual Property Litigation Practice

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 10:41

Christine A. Dudzik has joined the Chicago office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP as special counsel in the Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation group. She was formerly a partner with the Chicago office of the law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.

She has 25 years of legal experience representing companies in patent litigation involving a number of technical fields including pharmaceuticals, recombinant DNA, protein purification, immunology, diagnostics, agricultural chemicals, microencapsulation, surfactants and electrochemical processes. She has participated in all aspects of litigation and arbitrations including discovery, dispositive motions, depositions, Markman hearings, Hatch-Waxman litigation, and bench and jury trials, as well as appeals to the Federal Circuit. In addition, Ms. Dudzik has experience in infringement and invalidity opinion work including freedom to operate and due diligence. 

“The addition of Christine Dudzik adds to the bench strength of Kelley Drye’s Chicago office and the firm and enables us to enhance the cutting-edge intellectual property capabilities we provide to clients,” said Henry (Hank) T. Kelly, the Chicago office managing partner.

“I am excited to join Kelley Drye’s Chicago office and reconnect with former colleagues whom I respect and have worked with over many years,” said Christine Dudzik. “The Kelley Drye platform provides me and my clients with a national platform to continue to provide intellectual property and technology litigation and transaction services,” said Ms. Dudzik.