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Leading Intellectual Property Litigator Brad Newberg Joins McGuireWoods

Monday, October 13, 2014

Brad R. Newberg joins McGuireWoods’ Intellectual Property Litigation and Patents Department today as a partner in Tysons Corner, Virginia, as the firm continues to boost its firepower in litigating copyright, trademark and digital rights disputes nationally and globally.

Newberg comes to the AmLaw 100 firm with 15 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property litigation and counseling, including a specific focus on copyright, trademark and domain name matters. He has practiced before various federal trial and appellate courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels, the Copyright Royalty Board, and state courts. He has been an expert witness in copyright and trademark cases.

Newberg is the fifth partner to join McGuireWoods’ IP Litigation and Patents team this year, and his addition strengthens the team’s already formidable capabilities. Partners Darren Collins,Robert Hilton and Jason Cook joined McGuireWoods’ new Dallas office earlier this year, and life sciences partner Cedric Tan joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office in July.

“Brad has been a first-chair litigator in dozens of copyright and trademark cases, and his experience across various industries improves an already strong team that is a tremendous asset for our clients,” said Brian C. Riopelle, chairman of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation and Patents Department.

Newberg comes to McGuireWoods from the Falls Church, Virginia, office of Reed Smith, where he was lead attorney on many different intellectual property matters. In addition to his litigation work, he assists clients in navigating various laws that affect social media and other digital platforms. He also writes and speaks frequently on cutting-edge intellectual property issues and is an authoritative and widely sought source for journalists who cover high-profile copyright and trademark disputes, particularly those involving the media and entertainment industries.

“In a digital information economy, it’s never been more important to our clients to have access to Brad’s experience with copyright and trademark issues nationally and globally, and nowhere is that more true than in Northern Virginia, an international hub for technology and communications,” said Jonathan Rak, managing partner of the firm’s Tysons Corner office.

McGuireWoods’ intellectual property practice maintains approximately 1,100 domain names and 7,000 trademark applications and registrations for clients in the United States and abroad.

“I cannot imagine a better place to expand my practice than McGuireWoods,” Newberg said. “I look forward to working with a top team representing our copyright and trademark clients not only in Virginia, but across the country.”

Newberg earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1997. He graduated cum laude and was the Articles Editor of the Penn Law Review. He received two undergraduate degrees in economics from Penn, including a degree from Penn’s Wharton School of Business.

McGuireWoods LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 900 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. The Tysons Corner office is at 1750 Tysons Boulevard. For more information,

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