What I do:
I counsel companies on strategies to acquire, protect, and enforce their intellectual property, assess and avoid risk, and litigate trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other IP cases in courts around the world.
Soup to nuts: Cooley offers practical advice informed through experience dealing with hundreds of companies and a range of IP issues. On the IP side, clients enjoy the benefit of a team that understands the ins-and-outs of trademark prosecution, and counseling that reflects real-world experience with challenging and nuanced IP issues, as well as experience in court, which is where disputes over IP often end up.
What my clients value:
Big picture thinking, aggressive-when-needed, and a strategist at heart. I grew up playing chess and competitive sports, and that experience has defined my approach to strategic counseling and litigation.
Soccer, basketball with the kids, gadgets, watching my kids dance and play sports, exploring new restaurants, and any excuse to find a new adventure or challenge.
I root for:
UCLA and the Niners.