S&C Intellectual Property Lawyers Recognized in IAM Patent 1000  2022

August 11, 2022

Mehdi Ansari, Garrard Beeney, John Evangelakos, Dustin Guzior, Nader Mousavi and Mark Schenkel were named to this year’s IAM Patent 1000 list. The S&C lawyers were highlighted for their “cutting-edge, genre-defining, commercially significant IP and technology disputes and deals.” 

Describing the Firm’s IP transactional and litigation excellence, IAM said: “Sullivan & Cromwell’s IP and technology professionals make it their mission to understand their clients’ business objectives and are exceptionally commercial in their approach; on top of that, they have some of the most refined lawyering skills – all of which adds up to excellent results that directly satisfy need.”

Special honors include:

  • Mehdi Ansari, highlighted as the “driving force on many high-value deals”
  • Garrard Beeney, celebrated for his "trial nous, negotiating and deal-making skill, deep substantive expertise, market knowledge and all-round strategic perspicacity”
  • John Evangelakos, recognized for his “veteran presence and superb deal record”
  • Dustin Guzior, considered a “talented litigator who is now entering prime time”
  • Nader Mousavi, an innovator whose work is “closely watched by those seeking clues as to what deal structures are going to be the next big thing”
  • Mark Schenkel, a leader with “broad horizons and excellent strategic judgement” who makes his first appearance on this list