Barabas, Diener and Vyakarnam Promoted to Special Counsel

Monday, May 10, 2021

Windels Marx is pleased to announce three lawyers who were promoted to Special Counsel: 

Jim Barabas focuses on patent litigation as well as intellectual property due diligence and transactional matters. In particular, he has significant experience representing clients in patent litigation in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. In the pharmaceutical area, he represents clients in Hatch-Waxman litigations. In the chemical and biotech areas, he has represented clients in litigations concerning DNA microarrays, labeling reagents, and immunochemical detection systems. Jim also has significant experience litigating patent cases in the electrical engineering and computer science area. In the transactional area, Jim's experience includes advising investment banks, private equity firms, and corporations on the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. Jim has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (2000) and an A.B. from Dartmouth College (1996).

Jason Diener advises clients on the tax aspects of a variety of commercial business matters, including: planning considerations regarding M&A transactions, corporate and tax aspects of joint ventures, and state and local tax issues. He also represents clients before federal and state taxing authorities in tax controversy matters. Jason has an LL.M. from New York University School of Law (2005), an M.B.A. from Boston University School of Management (2002), a J.D. from Boston University School of Law (2001) and a B.A. from Brandeis University (1998).

Anandita Vyakarnam focuses her practice on patent litigation, opinion work and client counseling in the pharmaceutical and health care fields. She has particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman litigation, having represented both branded and generic drug companies. She has also litigated patents in the chemical, biotechnology, medical device, cosmetics and consumer products areas. Her experience includes a variety of other patent-related matters, including licensing, contracts, intellectual property due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, client counseling concerning strategic ANDA filings and opinion work regarding patent validity, infringement and freedom to operate. Anandita has a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law (2002) and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University (1996).