Gerald F. Ivey
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 Internet, computer software and hardware issues, biotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical products. Mr. Ivey has acted as lead trial counsel in jury cases involving computer software; optical character recognition technology; parental controls; wind and jet engine turbines; cases for biomechanical devices including cardiovascular stents; and pharmaceutical products, such as glaucoma, arthritis, and autoimmune medications. He has tried more than 65 cases to juries in federal and state courts and currently serves as head of the firm's litigation section.
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.
- 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.
- Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2014.
- Recognized as an "IP Star" in Washington, D.C., by Managing Intellectual Property, 2013-2016.
- Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2016.
- Recognized as a Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property, Super Lawyers, 2011, 2013-2015.
- 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.
- American Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- District of Columbia Bar Association (Board of Directors for the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Committee)