Mike Finnegan, Lawyer by Trade

Mike Finnegan, Lawyer by Trade

Considering Mike Finnegan’s background as a plaintiff lawyer, he’s got plenty of experience in the courtroom. Not only is he a stellar negotiator, but he also serves on the firm’s management and compensation committees. He has also done the trifecta of legal tidbits, including being a mediator, the first to successfully uphold a $140 million verdict in a class action lawsuit and a special master to numerous U.S. district courts.

While he may not be a lawyer by trade, Mike Finnegan is a highly regarded litigator who handles a wide range of commercial matters on a statewide basis. His list of clients includes leading real estate companies and banks, among others. He also represents CalPERS, the largest publicly traded pension fund in the country, as well as Biltmore Partners and Ameriprise Financial. Despite his busy litigation schedule, he still finds time to be involved in a number of civic initiatives, including serving on the firm’s board of directors and serving as a volunteer mentor for young lawyers. He also managed Governor Pataki’s campaigns during his tenure, and is still a fixture on the state’s political landscape.

Mike Finnegan’s most memorable accomplishment was the largest patent suit he has ever handled, a five patent suit from Time Warner Cable that amounted to a few hundred million dollars. He has also been involved in a number of significant commercial matters, including a class action lawsuit involving a wireless network and other technologies for which he was responsible for handling the pleadings and legal briefings. The firm also handles a number of noteworthy post-grant proceedings, including Hatch-Waxman, patent invalidity and patent renewal proceedings.

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