St. Louis Attorney Richard Brophy Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

July 2, 2018 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces Intellectual Property Litigation Partner Richard L. Brophy has been selected for the Benchmark Litigation 2018 “40 & Under Hot List.”

According to Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” they conduct extensive research each year and highlight professionals under 40 who are considered the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities by peers and clients.

“Richard has established a reputation as a strong trial lawyer, especially in intellectual property matters,” said John Beulick, managing partner at Armstrong Teasdale. “He is a go-to lawyer and we’re proud to see him recognized among the top litigators in the country.”

Brophy has a proven track record of trying and winning complex intellectual property cases across the United States. His practice encompasses many areas of complex civil litigation, but he focuses primarily on disputes involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and antitrust violations.

Drawing on his expansive background as an aerospace engineer and computer scientist, Brophy stands out by distilling complex technical and legal issues in ways that judges and juries can easily understand. Clients routinely praise Brophy for his ability to quickly become knowledgeable in the technologies at issue in his cases, and retain him to manage their most complex technical litigation matters.

In addition to providing strategic defense to clients who become litigation targets, Brophy has demonstrated a talent for enforcing his clients’ intellectual property. His two most recent trials resulted in multimillion-dollar jury verdicts against his clients’ competitors. One case involved explosives detection equipment used by the Transportation Security Administration and the other involved software used by health care companies to evaluate physician performance.

Brophy has prior experience in both aerospace engineering and embedded software engineering, and he is also an FAA-licensed pilot.