Carrington Coleman’s new elite team of information technology and intellectual property specialists is leading a strategic initiative to make our clients’ businesses more profitable, more efficient, more strategic, and more defensible.
With 30 years of experience representing companies ranging from start-up to mid-cap to global operations, David Black lives and breathes his mantra that every client should be a “Client for Life.” Capitalizing on his experience as former General Counsel of two Fortune 500 global publicly traded companies, he zeroes in on structuring deals that make his clients more profitable by putting together smarter, faster and more effective deals. David thrives on cost-efficient and effective legal “partnership” with his clients. Always keeping in mind that he was once the guy responsible for managing legal costs and budgets, he now helps his clients get the results they expect from a major firm at significantly more affordable rates.
His teammates include new partners Sam Joyner and Mark Howland, seasoned intellectual property partners who established their credentials at AmLaw 100 firms and now have a platform that enables them to offer faster, better, and more value-driven world class service. Virtually every company has intellectual property interests to protect, and is motivated to avoid patent or trademark infringement claims by other companies or the loss of technology rights that may be core to its business.
Mark and Sam bring years of experience helping clients of all sizes and industries to protect and enhance their competitive positions by leveraging their intellectual property. They have extensive track records successfully litigating to protect clients’ rights in this area, which often involves their most valuable assets – more valuable even than their hard assets in many cases. They also defend clients against infringement and misappropriation claims by competitors as well as non-practicing entities.
The new team has the benefit of wholehearted support from a 46-year-old-firm with an extraordinary reputation, making headlines for its representation of clients facing major challenges. The team’s emphasis on technology industries and intellectual property rights assures the firm’s ongoing leadership in these critical areas, and enhances the firm’s ability to serve client needs at every level.