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Quarles & Brady Attorneys Selected as 2018 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that partners John F. Dienelt, Jonathan Hudis, and Scott McIntosh have been named by Washington D.C. Super Lawyers magazine as among the top attorneys in Washington, D.C. for 2018. Additionally, attorney Larissa Koshatka was named to the 2018 Washington D.C. Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have gained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual, statewide selections are made using a multi-phased process that includes independent peer nominations, peer evaluations, and research. No more than five percent of total lawyers in a state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.

John F. Dienelt was the founding managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office. He is a litigator with 40 years of trial and appellate experience, particularly in franchising, antitrust, intellectual property and other commercial cases, including argument in all federal circuits, the highest courts in a number of states, and the United States Supreme Court. He concentrates on complex and enterprise-threatening litigation, including class actions. He is also an arbitrator and mediator for the federal courts in DC. He is a past chair of the ABA Forum on Franchising. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® consistently since 2003 for Franchise Law, was named a Best Lawyers® 2014 Washington, D.C. Franchise Law “Lawyer of the Year” and has been listed as a Tier 1 franchise lawyer in Chambers USA® numerous times. He speaks regularly at programs on franchising and teaches franchise law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and at the University of Virginia Law School. He earned his law degree from Yale Law School, his master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.

Jonathan Hudis counsels clients in copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and unfair competition litigation and non-litigation matters, as well as related matters pertaining to the Internet. He handles a broad range of IP agreements/transactions, including trademark, copyright assignment, and license agreements; terms of use for websites, apps, and the cloud; joint venture, development, and marketing agreements; trade secret/know-how access, development, and license agreements; and litigation and non-litigation settlement agreements. He earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from State University of New York at Albany.

Scott McIntosh serves as the Washington, D.C. office chair of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He is a franchise law attorney possessing significant experience dealing with the most complex cases among the business, litigation, and regulatory issues that confront franchising companies. Scott has practiced in state and federal courts, at both the trial court and appellate levels, and has arbitrated cases before various arbitral bodies, including the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and United States Arbitration & Mediation. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, his master's degree from Georgetown University, his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his certificate of executive management from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.

Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of total lawyers are selected for inclusion in the Rising Stars list.

Larissa Koshatka focuses her practice on advising and assisting clients in all aspects of business litigation, including defending and prosecuting lawsuits on behalf of medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical distribution companies, regional and national pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, and financial institutions. She received her law degree, cum laude, from Indiana University–Maurer School of Law and her bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Virginia Tech. 

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