August 2, 2013
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is pleased to announce that Christine A. Dudzik has joined the firm’s Chicago office 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. She was awarded a Juris Doctorate degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University in 1976.
“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 have known and worked with Christine over many years, and have long respected her knowledge and professionalism,” said Douglass C. Hochstetler, IP practice partner. "I am delighted to have her join Kelley Drye & Warren LLP’s Chicago office,” said Hochstetler.
“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 Dudzik.