San Diego Metro Magazine Names Principal Megan Chacon to its 2022 Top Attorney List

Principal Megan Chacon has been named to San Diego Metro Magazine's 2022 Top Attorney List. According to San Diego Metro, the list honors "some of the best and brightest legal minds in the region."

Megan is an experienced patent litigator who has served as a key principal in a number of high-stakes pharmaceutical and biotechnology cases. In particular, San Diego Metro recognized her for her role in Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co. Ltd et al. v. Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., et al., a massive Hatch-Waxman litigation involving the firm's client Sumitomo Dainippon, its subsidiary Sunovion, and the client's drug Latuda®. The highly complex lawsuit involved 16 defendants represented by 12 different firms seeking to make the generic version of the drug.

Megan was also recognized for her work on the Fish team that handled the $1.2 billion Juno Therapeutics Inc. et al. v. Kite Pharma Inc. case, which ultimately resolved when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned a California federal district court's judgment against Kite Pharma.

Megan currently represents Gilead Sciences, Inc. in the large Hatch-Waxman matter Gilead Sciences Inc. v. Apotex Inc., et al., working to defend three of Gilead's breakthrough treatments for HIV and hepatitis B.