International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Erin C. Kolter has joined the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Seattle as Of Counsel.

Ms. Kolter has extensive experience representing a wide range of clients through all phases of patent and patent-related litigation, including cases in federal district court, arbitration proceedings, matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has litigated a wide range of technologies, such as medical devices, electronic devices incorporating wireless communications, surgical instrumentation and procedures, RFID technology and high-performance turbocharging.

Before joining Dorsey, Ms. Kolter was a partner (until July 2015) in the Intellectual Property Litigation group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in that firm’s Los Angeles office. She was a summer associate at Kirkland and joined as an associate following law school in 2008.

Ms. Kolter has a B.S.E. degree magna cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law.

“We are very pleased that Erin has joined Dorsey,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “She brings a wealth of experience that will complement Dorsey’s strong multi-office IP Litigation practice perfectly, and her technological background will add even more depth to our strong lawyer teams serving the health care and medical device sector. Health care is a focus industry for Dorsey.”

“I am delighted to join Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of IP lawyers and litigators,” added Ms. Kolter. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base around the globe.”