Dianne B. Elderkin

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Dianne is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Akin Gump. A chemist by training and a registered patent attorney for over thirty years, she has litigated cases across a wide range of life sciences technologies. In June 2009, Dianne led a team of lawyers who won a jury verdict reported by Bloomberg to be the largest jury verdict in U.S. history in a patent case. The American Lawyer named her “Litigator of the Week” on July 1, 2009, the first woman selected for this honor. Dianne is also a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.