B.A., J.D., University of Virginia
Gerald Ivey joined Finnegan Henderson in August of 2000. Mr. Ivey practices in the areas of civil litigation and trial advocacy, concentrating primarily on patent cases involving a wide range of technology, including mechanical products, medical devices, and biotechnology.
He has extensive trial experience, having personally tried more than sixty cases to juries in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Mr. Ivey was previously a partner at another national law firm with over 400 attorneys where he served as trial counsel on major product liability cases involving a variety of claims such as brake failure and loss of steering in automobiles; claims of sudden acceleration and crashworthiness in motorcycles and all terrain recreational vehicles; and electrical system failures in different products such as elevators, automobiles, and computer monitors.
Over the years, Mr. Ivey has also handled numerous cases involving medical malpractice claims, general wrongful death actions, and commerical and employment litigation. Mr. Ivey has been an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School since 1993, where he instructs third year law students in trial advocacy.
He serves as a Seminar Instructor at the University of Virginia Law School Trial Advocacy Institute, and was previously an instructor at the George Washington University Law School/D.C. Bar Association College of Trial Advocacy. In 2002, Mr. Ivey received The Honorable William J. Brennan, Jr. Award for recognition of his outstanding trial advocacy skills.