New York, September 3, 2014 — Hughes Hubbard & Reed announced today that James W. Dabney and Stephen S. Rabinowitz have joined the firm’s patent and intellectual property practice as partners in the firm’s New York office.
“Jim and Stephen have an exceptional track record in patent litigation,’ said Candace K. Beinecke, Chair of Hughes Hubbard. “Their experience will be of great value to our clients. We are delighted to welcome Jim and Stephen to Hughes Hubbard.”
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Dabney and Rabinowitz were partners at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where Dabney was also head of that firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice. They were partners at Pennie & Edmonds LLP before joining Fried, Frank. Dabney represents clients in patent matters involving diverse technologies. Dabney has first-chaired many patent jury trials and has also argued and won three cases in the Supreme Court of the United States including KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007). Dabney is also an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School. Rabinowitz is a medical doctor and earned a D.Phil. in Immunology from the University of Oxford. He focuses his practice on the life sciences and has litigated patent cases concerning recombinant DNA technology, nucleic acid amplification, proteins, medical diagnostics, dietary supplements, and pharmaceuticals including in Hatch-Waxman actions arising from Abbreviated New Drug Applications with Paragraph IV certifications.
“Stephen and I are thrilled to join one of the most respected litigation teams in the country,” said Dabney. “Hughes Hubbard has a long and respected history, and our clients will benefit from the deep knowledge of the patent lawyers, technical advisors, and litigators throughout the firm.”
Dabney earned his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard and his J.D. magna cum laude Order of the Coif from Cornell Law School, where he also served on the Board of Directors of the Cornell Law Review.
In addition to receiving his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, Rabinowitz received his M.B., Ch.B., with honors, from the University of Cape Town. He completed his medical training and internship at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town and then performed research at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology and Balliol College, University of Oxford, where he received a D.Phil. in Immunology in 1990. He was a pathology resident at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.