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Irell Promotes Andrew Krause and Dominik Slusarczyk to Counsel


Irell & Manella LLP announced today that Andrew Krause and Dominik Slusarczyk were elevated to counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Based in Los Angeles, both Krause and Slusarczyk are litigators whose work includes representing clients in complex patent matters.  

“We are extremely proud to promote Andrew and Dominik to counsel,” said Ben Hattenbach, a member of Irell’s executive committee. “Both of these attorneys have distinguished themselves among clients and colleagues alike, in addition to being exemplary members of the firm and the community at large."

Krause has represented clients from a variety of industries in patent litigation in district court and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as in strategic patent prosecution and portfolio management. He has particular expertise in the biotechnology and life sciences sectors, and previously worked as a patent examiner for the USPTO. Krause earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and graduated from University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biochemistry.

Slusarczyk focuses on IP litigation, evaluation and licensing. He has represented patent inventors as well as a range of corporate plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of IP disputes. Slusarczyk has deep experience with patent cases relating to complex technology including computer architecture, data processing and semiconductor packaging. He earned his J.D. at University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, with distinction, from Harvey Mudd College. Prior to law school, Slusarczyk worked as a software and embedded systems engineer in real-time applications.


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