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S. Edward Sarskas

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Milwaukee, WI, USA


Ed Sarskas is a Co-Chair of the firm's Class Action/ MDL Team and a partner in the firm's Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Sarskas has significant experience handling complex commercial litigation concerning intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as unfair competition, advertising, trade secrets, and related contract disputes. Mr. Sarskas also has experience handling securities and corporate governance litigation in individual and class actions, including in In re Enron Securities Litigation, and as a member of the lead counsel teams in In re Imclone Securities Litigation, In re Mattel Securities Litigation, In re Emulex Corp. Securities Litigation and In re Priceline Securities Litigation. Mr. Sarskas also has experience counseling and representing healthcare providers on a variety of matters, including in class action lawsuits arising from the prices charged to uninsured patients. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts in Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, California, Virginia, Connecticut and other jurisdictions around the country. In 1996, as a law student, Mr. Sarskas played a significant role in drafting the complaint and certain dispositive motions in an antitrust class action lawsuit brought on behalf of Wisconsin healthcare consumers.

Mr. Sarskas actively participates in firm leadership and management by serving on several committees, including the firm's recruiting and pro bono committees.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, American Bar Association

Honors and Recognitions  

  • He has been recognized as one of Wisconsin's intellectual property litigation Super Lawyers - Rising Stars by Milwaukee Magazine. 


Community Involvement 

  • Board Member, Hunger Task Force


Education 

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1998)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (B.A., with honors, 1990)


Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2002
  • New York, 2003
  • Wisconsin, 1998
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