Pierce Atwood Names New Leadership for Litigation and Patent Practices

Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that these firm partners have been selected as new practice leaders:

Ilan Barzilay has been named Chair of Pierce Atwood’s Patent Practice Group. Ilan is an intellectual property practitioner specializing in obtaining and enforcing patent rights. He leads a team of attorneys that procures patents for clients ranging from technology startups and research institutions to established companies and multinational corporations. Ilan has experience in all aspects of IP law, including portfolio management, opinions, licensing, trademarks, and copyrights. Clients seeking meaningful patent protection that aligns with their business goals look to Ilan as their trusted advisor. Ilan received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Gavin G. McCarthy has been named Chair of Pierce Atwood’s nationally recognized Litigation Practice Group. A trial lawyer with decades of experience handling disputes across the country, Gavin’s practice has a particular emphasis on class action defense, the representation of businesses in complex commercial disputes, and construction litigation. Gavin's successful track record has led to his recognition by Chambers USA as a leading commercial litigator and being named Best Lawyers 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" for Construction Litigation in Maine. Gavin received his J.D. cum laude from Boston College Law School and his B.A. from Haverford College.

Pierce Atwood managing partner David E. Barry stated, “Ilan and Gavin are both outstanding lawyers who will provide effective and innovative leadership for two of our strongest and deepest practices. They have achieved significant success and recognition in their respective practices and, equally important in their new leadership roles, have demonstrated extraordinary knowledge, judgment, and a commitment to providing firm clients with the guidance and responsiveness they deserve and expect. Their talents and skills make them each an ideal choice to lead their team of skilled attorneys and other professionals.”

Ilan can be reached at ibarzilay@pierceatwood.com and Gavin at gmccarthy@pierceatwood.com .