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Pepper Hamilton Lawyers Named to Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Pepper Hamilton Lawyers Named to Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Three lawyers from Pepper Hamilton have been named by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in the District. John P. Isacson has been named to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list and Tuhin Ganguly and David J. Shaw have been named to the Washington, D.C. Rising Stars list for 2019.

Mr. Isacson is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. He focuses on representing clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and medical device industries in all patent-related matters. His clients include internationally recognized research and health care institutions, emerging ventures, investors and large public corporations. Mr. Isacson earned his law degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 1988. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, earning a B.A. in microbiology and scientific ethics in 1984 and an M.S. in molecular biology in 1985.

Mr. Ganguly is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department and a member of the firm’s Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. He focuses his practice on patent litigation, with a particular emphasis on Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Ganguly earned his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University School of Law in 2008, and a B.A. in biology, with honors, from Washington University in 2001.

Mr. Shaw is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department. His technical background is in microbiology and protein biochemistry, and he has experience litigating patent cases in federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Shaw is a 2011 graduate of The George Washington University Law School. He earned a B.A. in biology from The Johns Hopkins University in 2002, and an M.S. in tumor biology from Georgetown University in 2007.

Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in Washington, D.C. are named to Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. A statewide survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least 5 years leads to the nomination of attorneys personally. Candidates are also added from searches by an attorney-led research staff. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less and candidates for Rising Stars do not go through peer evaluation by practice area. For more information, visit

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