December 8, 2021

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael D. Pegues and Jay E. Heidrick as the new Chair and Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, respectively.

“Michael and Jay are both highly skilled attorneys that will keep our IP department on the right trajectory to continue being recognized as one of the nation’s premier IP litigation groups,” said Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property Department Chair Patrick C. Woolley. “Their leadership will help elevate our capabilities as we continue to grow our department with a deep bench of attorneys, patent agents, scientists and other professionals.”

Pegues, also a member of the firm’s board of directors, draws upon 30 years of federal court litigation success to advocate for his clients. Pegues’ experience ensures that his clients’ intellectual property portfolios and technology assets are protected as they achieve their business objectives. His extensive litigation work includes advocating on behalf of clients across the country and around the world. 

In his 20 years as an attorney, Heidrick has successfully represented clients across the country in both federal and state courts. He regularly advises clients in both transactional and litigation matters, relying on his extensive experience in intellectual property, contracts, and trade secrets.

Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property Department ranks nationally in Tier 1 for Patent Law, Trademark Law and Litigation – Intellectual Property in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 “Best Law Firms.” As one of the largest IP practices in the nation, Polsinelli has a deep roster of attorneys, patent agents, and other professionals who handle some of the most complex issues facing technology and high-tech companies, bioscience and life sciences companies, animal science, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, software and business methods.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.