Fish Principal Ahmed J. Davis Named One of "Nation's Best Advocates"

Washington, D.C., June 8, 2010 - Ahmed J. Davis, a principal in Fish & Richardson's Washington, D.C. office, has been named a "2010 Nation's Best Advocate: 40 Lawyers Under 40" by the National Bar Association (NBA) and IMPACT. The award recognizes talented individuals, age 40 and under, within the African American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields and have demonstrated a strong commitment to empowering, uplifting, and advocating for the African American community. Mr. Davis will receive his award during the 85th annual NBA Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"Ahmed has earned this recognition as one of the Nation's Best Advocates," said Peter Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "Ahmed is a talented IP litigator and deserves this honor. We are proud to have him on our team at Fish."

Mr. Davis focuses his practice on complex patent litigation in a vast range of technical areas, including chemistry, biotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical and electrical engineering. With experience in all phases of litigation, Mr. Davis has appeared and argued in the Markman and summary judgment contexts in numerous federal district courts, has tried cases in federal district court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Davis is the pro bono director and coordinator for the Washington, D.C. office, providing general oversight of all the cases the office handles. He also is a member of the Diversity Hiring Committee, whose goal is to attract top diverse talent to the firm, and he has served as a mentor to summer associates for the past seven years. Outside the office, Mr. Davis serves as a Deacon at the Montgomery Baptist Church in Gaithersburg, MD.

Mr. Davis received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. He received his M.S. in chemistry from Emory University in 1996 and his B.S., cum laude, in chemistry from Morehouse College in 1994.

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