Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce the placement of Stephen J. Akerley with Mintz Levin in San Francisco. Mr. Akerley was a partner with Dechert.
Mr. Akerley advises clients on the full range of intellectual property litigation matters, serving as trial counsel in jurisdictions throughout the United States as well as before the International Trade Commission and international tribunals. He focuses his practice on high-stakes patent and trade secret matters and frequently represents clients in bet-the-company cases involving threats of injunctive relief and hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages.
Mr. Akerley has been listed among the top IP litigators in Silicon Valley by The Legal 500 and has also been recognized as one of the Top 50 IP litigators in California by the Daily Journal. He was also previously recognized among the National Law Journal “40 Under 40” and has been featured on American Airlines’ in-flight radio program “America’s Best Lawyers.”
Mr. Akerley is a frequent author and commentator regarding intellectual property issues and has been featured in the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, PC World, Red Herring, IP Law & Business and Law360 as well as other leading publications.