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Dean J. Dipilato
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David M. Garber
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Dean J. Dipilato
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email: ddipilato@mackenziehughes.com
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Areas of Practice include:

Construction
Health Care
Intellectual Property & Technology
Litigation

Dean J. DiPilato joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2017 as a partner. He concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, as well as financial litigation, intellectual property matters, construction litigation, and healthcare law. Dean has represented privately and publicly held corporations in a wide variety of civil litigation in state and federal court, including matters involving contract disputes, construction issues (defect and negligence claims), securities class actions and investigations, healthcare litigation, computer software litigation (licensing agreement and copyright disputes), and patent and trademark litigation.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, he received his Juris Doctor from the Columbia University School of Law in 1998, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Dean began his career at Clifford Chance in New York City, before moving to Boston where he litigated at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and then Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault. Dean was also Assistant General Counsel to Fresenius Medical Care, the world's leading provider of dialysis products and services, and law clerk to The Honorable Steven D. Merryday, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Dean has expertise in the discovery of electronically stored information, and has taught numerous seminars on the topic, including at: the annual meeting of the Judiciary for the Fifth Judicial District, State of New York (September 2015); the Annual Meeting of the County Attorneys Association for the State of New York (May 2016); a national webinar for the Federal Bar Association (August 2016); and the American Bar Association Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution's Annual Conference in 2016 and 2017. Dean also teaches a course on electronic discovery as an adjunct professor at the Syracuse University College of Law.

Dean lives in Syracuse with his wife Amy and son Major, and is passionately involved in many community activities for children with autism.

 

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