New York, January 2, 2018: The partners of Lucas & Mercanti, LLP, an intellectual property boutique with a worldwide clientele, announced today that David Galluzzo – a trial and transactional attorney whose legal, business, and scientific careers span two decades – has joined the firm as a partner.
David’s diverse practice includes representing both branded and generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman and other patent infringement actions; representing clients in IPR proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; drafting trademark and patent applications; and providing freedom-to-operate, invalidity and non-infringement opinions. David’s business acumen has also attracted clients in data science, arts and entertainment, manufacturing, insurance, construction, and many other industries. For example, David’s clients include investment firms, tech startups, famous artists, Emmy award winning television and movie producers, and toy manufacturers worldwide.
David is also an author. His book, “Qualifying and Attacking Expert Witnesses,” teaches experienced attorneys and expert witnesses how to consistently win the proverbial “battle of the experts” in the biggest and most complex “bet the company” cases. https://jamespublishing.com/shop/qualifying-attacking-expert-witnesses/. Before his legal career, David was a research scientist at Pfizer, Inc. where he synthesized pharmaceutical compounds for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
“David was a great find for Lucas & Mercanti, said Michael Mercanti, Managing Partner of the firm. We’ve met a lot of super-smart lawyers over the years, but few had the multifaceted experience that makes a lawyer truly special – a lawyer with keen legal judgement and deep legal knowledge, but also impressive scientific and business experience. That describes David perfectly.”
David is also excited to join the partnership. “It is rare to see such an experienced and bright group of attorneys working together to handle the types of matters usually reserved for the largest law firms. The attorneys here are superlative – they are multi-lingual, have scientific degrees from the best academic institutions, and have significant industrial experience. Lucas & Mercanti offers a great platform for the continued growth of my practice. It is truly a unique firm.”
Prior to joining Lucas & Mercanti, LLP, Mr. Galluzzo was an attorney at other well-known law firms and also owned a consulting firm that specialized in intellectual property branding, promotion, and marketing. David earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law, graduating in the Intellectual Property Honors Program and serving as Editor Intellectual Property Notes. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut, with a focus on molecular biology and chemistry, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.