Amy Brody is a partner at Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP. Ms. Brody handles a wide variety of pharmaceutical and Hatch-Waxman statutory patent litigation, and complex commercial litigation.
Ms. Brody’s practice focuses on patent infringement and regulatory lawsuits, primarily brought under the Hatch-Waxman Amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for pharmaceutical products, and the Administrative Procedures Act. She has extensive experience in all areas of patent litigation, including participating extensively in pre-suit strategy development, all aspects of fact and expert discovery, pre-trial and trial preparation, and appellate briefing. Ms. Brody has conducted numerous trials, and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Her work in the pharmaceutical area has given her experience in litigation involving such blockbuster drugs as Neurontin® (gabapentin), Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride), and Zoloft® (sertraline hydrochloride).
Complex Commercial Litigation
Ms. Brody’s work in the commercial litigation arena has ranged from representing private equity clients to international insurance/reinsurance companies and pharmaceutical companies in a variety of national and international disputes, including complex contract, tort, fraud, and antitrust claims. Ms. Brody’s work in this area has given her extensive experience in discovery issues, pre-trial and trial phases of federal court litigation.
During her career, Ms. Brody has been involved in numerous cases involving international reinsurance companies, in which she has gained both litigation and arbitration experience. Her work in this area has involved disputes under various reinsurance treaties and excess indemnity policies.
Ms. Brody’s successes in this area include assisting in obtaining a $25.3 million damage award in favor of one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world in an arbitration against a cedent insurance company. She also assisted in obtaining a favorable summary judgment ruling on behalf of this same reinsurance company and its affiliates in a breach of contract and insurance bad faith action, which involved piercing the corporate veil and punitive damages claims.
Ms. Brody’s work has also extended to work in the area of directors and officers liability. For this area of work, Ms. Brody has analyzed insurance coverage issues under non-profit liability insurance policies, directors and officers and company reimbursement insurance policies, and combined directors & officers, fiduciary and crime insurance policies in connection with securities fraud claims, fidelity losses, and discrimination and other employment disputes.
Prior to joining Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP, Ms. Brody was an associate at Lord, Bissell & Brook LLP.