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Gerald F. Ivey
+1 202 408 4110
gerald.ivey@finnegan.com

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, D. Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
    J.D., 1982
  • University of Virginia
    B.A., with distinction, 1979

Gerald F. Ivey

Partner

Gerald Ivey has extensive experience in the areas of civil litigation and trial advocacy. He concentrates his practice primarily on jury trial patent cases involving biotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical products. Mr. Ivey has acted as lead trial counsel in jury cases for biomechanical devices, including cardiovascular stents, pharmaceutical products, such as glaucoma, arthritis, and autoimmune medications, and internet and computer hardware and software technologies. He has tried more than 65 cases to juries in federal and state courts.

Mr. Ivey was previously a partner at another law firm where he served as trial counsel on major product liability cases involving a variety of claims such as brake failure and loss of steering in automobiles; claims of sudden acceleration and crashworthiness in motorcycles and all terrain recreational vehicles; and electrical system failures in different products such as elevators, automobiles, and computer monitors. Over the years, Mr. Ivey has also handled numerous cases involving medical malpractice claims, general wrongful death actions, commercial, construction, and employment litigation.

Highlights

  • Serves as co-director and lecturer at the University of Virginia Law School Trial Advocacy Institute.
  • Adjunct professor instructing third-year law students in trial advocacy at the George Washington University Law School since 1993.
  • Instructor at the George Washington University Law School/D.C. Bar Association College of Trial Advocacy.
  • Lecturer at various American Bar Association (ABA), Practising Law Institute (PLI), and Defense Research Institute (DRI) programs.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as an "IP Star" in Washington, DC, by Managing Intellectual Property, 2013.
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2014.
  • Voted by his peers for inclusion in the Top IP Lawyers by the Washingtonian Magazine, 2004.
  • Received the Honorable William J. Brennan, Jr. Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy Skills, 2002.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Board of Directors for the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Committee)