Notable Successes


Desmarais LLP Secures Pro Bono Victory On Behalf of Military Veteran

Pro Bono

Desmarais LLP secured a pro bono victory on behalf of our client, an honorably discharged veteran, in a dispute with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”).  The VA denied our client’s claim for disability connected to his service in the Army and Navy, which he appealed to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (“CAVC”).  (Stanley v. Wilkie, Vet. App. No. 18-3211.)  The Desmarais LLP team convinced the VA—without briefing—to reopen proceedings on our client’s claim.  As a result, the CAVC remanded our client’s claim back to the VA.  Members of the team include Laurie Stempler, Michael Jenks, Raymond Habbaz, and Chris Moyer.  Desmarais LLP is pleased to partner with the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program in assisting veterans with appeals to the CAVC.




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John Desmarais to Speak at NYU Law’s ‘Proving IP’ Symposium

Patent Trial for the Defendant

Desmarais LLP partner John Desmarais will participate in New York University School of Law’s “Proving IP” Symposium this month. Desmarais, who graduated from NYU Law in 1988, will speak on...