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Arnold Attorney Appointed New Shareholder at National Litigation Firm

Paul Lesko joined the Alton, IL, law firm in 2005, according to a news release.

Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC, a leading national complex litigation firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Arnold attorney Paul Lesko as a shareholder, according to a news release from the law firm. Lesko joined the firm in 2005 and has been instrumental in the firm’s growth in intellectual property litigation.

“Paul has always been a tenacious advocate for his clients,” Managing Shareholder Michael Angelides said. “As one of the leaders in our complex litigation group, Paul has helped businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the country enforce their intellectual property rights against individuals and larger companies.”

Lesko manages a team of intellectual property attorneys and staff at Simmons that represent business owners, universities, inventors and artists across multiple industries. He has secured millions of dollars on behalf of his clients by helping them maintain an equal footing in the marketplace. He has also asserted his clients' patents, copyrights and trademarks against some of the world’s largest companies, including Google and Apple.

"I’m proud to have contributed to the growth of our firm," Lesko said. "I hope to continue being a resource for our clients by providing an approach to handling and budgeting cases that many clients often cannot find among traditional corporate firms."

Paul earned his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law and holds degrees in biochemistry and honors biology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He has been quoted and published in national trade and news publications like the New York Times, PC World and Chicago Lawyers Weekly, and he serves as the Chair of AAJ’s Intellectual Property Group.

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