Taylor English's David Hricik Appointed to American Law Institute
Taylor English announces that David Charles Hricik has been named as a member of the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI). The organization, whose members include prominent judges, lawyers and law professors from across the country, works to clarify, modernize and improve the law. Mr. Hricik, an attorney in Taylor English’s Intellectual Property practice group and a professor at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, is the only new ALI member in the January 2016 class from Georgia. View the full list of the 61 newly elected members on the American Law Institute website.
Mr. Hricik counsels clients in patent infringement suits and complex commercial litigation. He serves as trusted counsel in malpractice and other cases involving ethical issues in patent practice, and has served as an expert for the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, as well counsel for practitioners accused of wrongdoing by the OED.
Outside of the firm, Mr. Hricik is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section. He has authored two leading treatises on ethical issues in patent practice. Mr. Hricik also served as a law clerk for then-Chief Judge Randall Rader at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Hricik earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
The ALI Institute is the leading independent organization in the U.S. producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law. Members are selected from confidential nominations by current ALI members. ALI drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. Members of ALI have the opportunity to influence development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.