Shareholder David Hanson Named Reinhart Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

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MILWAUKEE – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart) shareholder David G. Hanson has been named Reinhart's 2015 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Each year, the firm recognizes a Reinhart attorney who best demonstrates our commitment to serve those otherwise unable to obtain needed legal services.

Hanson, a litigation shareholder in Reinhart's Milwaukee office, accepted an appointment from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, volunteering his services to represent a prisoner suing for violations of his civil rights. After performing an extensive investigation of the facts and crafting a detailed legal strategy, Hanson was able to obtain an extremely favorable judgment for his client.

"Dave's dedicated commitment to this case sets a terrific example for other attorneys within Reinhart and across the legal community," states Reinhart CEO Jerome M. Janzer. "Through Dave's tenacity and skills, his client received not only a favorable judgment, but also a new measure of dignity, having voiced his appreciation for the respect and compassion he was shown by Dave during this challenging case."

Hanson was also recognized for his other pro bono activities, including frequent volunteer legal work at the Milwaukee Justice Center's Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic.

Hanson leads the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation Practice. He is an experienced IP litigator who also works closely with business clients on intellectual property and competition issues, protecting and promoting his clients in competitive national and international markets. Hanson has litigated patent cases throughout the country, including Delaware, Massachusetts, Texas, and California, along with the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Western District of Wisconsin.

With more than 20 years of patent, trademark and copyright trial practice, Hanson serves a wide range of business clients including electrical and mechanical manufacturers, biotech companies, software developers, service firms and product distributors. In addition to working with companies competing in U.S. markets, he is an experienced and creative advisor of companies doing significant business abroad and of foreign companies with U.S. subsidiaries. Hanson has served as an arbitrator on IP disputes through the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and as an expert witness on issues related to attorney fees in IP litigation.


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