Jenner & Block

Leading Patent Lawyer Amr O. Aly Joins Jenner & Block

NEW YORK – September 4, 2019 – Jenner & Block announced today that Amr O. Aly has joined as a partner in the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice.  He will be based in New York.

With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Aly advises clients on both patent litigation and counseling matters, as well as trademark and copyright issues.  He has broad intellectual property experience across industries, including telecommunications, networking, data encryption and security, internet, biotechnology, banking, chemical and pharmaceutical.  He has been involved in major complex litigations, including multiparty and multidistrict litigations, and has been a key member of litigation teams that secured favorable pre-trial results. 

“We are pleased to welcome Amr to the firm,” said Jenner & Block Chair Craig C. Martin.  “He has a solid track record of handling high-tech matters that builds on our reputation and allows us to expand our offerings to clients.”

“Amr is an established patent lawyer with extensive experience in litigating high-stakes intellectual property matters for some of the most well-known global technology companies,” added Partner Reginald J. Hill, who co-chairs the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice.  “His broad knowledge in exploitation, procurement, development and protection of intellectual property in a wide range of technologies adds to our already strong bench of technical and industry experience.”

Mr. Aly has served as lead counsel in patent trials, appeals, Markman hearings and arbitrations before federal trial and appeals courts throughout the country, including in US District Courts for the Northern District of California, District of Delaware, Eastern District of Texas, Southern District of New York and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

“I am excited to join Jenner & Block, a firm with a solid reputation of delivering excellence for its clients,” said Mr. Aly.  “I look forward to helping expand the firm’s intellectual property platform, particularly in patent, and working with the top-notch lawyers across offices.”

Mr. Aly received his JD from Seton Hall University Law School and MBA from Hofstra University.  He earned a BA and BS from Columbia University, where he played for the soccer team as two-time captain and All American.  He was a member of the 1984 US Olympic Soccer Team and awarded the Hermann Trophy (soccer’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy) as the best collegiate soccer player in 1984.

Mr. Aly joins the firm from Mayer Brown.  He is the fourth New York office lateral partner hire since the beginning of the year.  In January, M&A lawyer Robert J. Rawn joined the firm’s Corporate Practice.  In March, Mélida Hodgson joined the firm’s International Arbitration Practice and Charles D. Riely, a former assistant regional director for the Division of Enforcement of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, joined the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice.