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​Interlaw’s Chicago Firm Welcomes New Intellectual Property Partner

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Interlaw’s partner firm in Chicago, Neal Gerber Eisenberg, has announced the addition of Emer Simic as partner to its Intellectual Property practice group.   

Emer’s practice focuses on pharmaceutical patent litigation, post-grant review, opinions and client counseling. She also has additional experience in representing both patent holders and defendants in complex Hatch-Waxman and patent infringement disputes, including successfully arguing cases involving co-pending inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. District Court and Patent Trial and Appeal Board.   

Commenting on the news, Scott Fisher, Managing Partner of Neal Gerber Eisenberg, said “We are excited to welcome Emer to the firm and our intellectual property practice. As a veteran litigator in the pharmaceutical and biotech fields, she will be an invaluable asset for our growing roster of life sciences clients.”   

In addition to practicing law, Emer is a member of the Board of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law (Chicago Chapter) where she currently serves as Secretary. The Coalition serves to foster career advancement and professional development and provide a support network to help address the many issues facing women lawyers today.  

Emer received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and her Master of Philosophy and B.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. Before moving to the U.S. from Ireland, she earned her Barrister-at-Law degree from the Honorable Society of Kings Inns.