Fish Principals to Receive Professional Excellence Awards

Two Fish Principals havereceived awards for professional excellence by ALM's Daily Report. On June 29, the Daily Report honoredThad Kodish with a 2017 Distinguished Leaders award, and Corrin Drakulich with a 2017 "On the Rise" award.

The Daily Report notes that the "Distinguished Leader awards recognize lawyers who achieved impressive results in 2016 and have demonstrated clear leadership skills." Mr. Kodish received the award in recognition of his leadership in the 2016 patent litigation ruling for Fish's longtime client, Shaw Industries. Law 360 twice hailed the ruling in Shaw Industries v. Automated Creel Systems as one of 2016's most important patent decisions. The decision answered the tough question of whether patent challengers would be given only one chance to invalidate a patent and the answer was a resounding "no." Read the profile of Mr. Kodish here.

The Daily Report also awarded Corrin Drakulich as a 2017 lawyer "On the Rise". Early in her career, Ms. Drakulich served as lead counsel in patent and trademark litigations, representing an Atlanta-based medtech company recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine. She is currently on the team representing a large biopharmaceutical company in multiple high profile litigations over the company's revolutionary Hepatitis C treatments. Read the profile of Ms. Drakulich here.

Both Mr. Kodish and Ms. Drakulich were recognized at the Daily Report's Professional Excellence awards event on Thursday, June 29, at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead. Also honored were the Daily Report's Litigation Departments of the Year, Attorney of the Year finalists, Legal Departments of the Year, and Lifetime Achievers.