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Meet Our Lead Trial Attorneys

Jeff Pearson

Tried cases in the U.S. and overseas as a U.S. Navy JAG (Judge Advocate General’s Corps). Tried cases in state court, federal court, and at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Taught trial advocacy at the Naval Justice School.

P. Andrew Riley

U.S. Army veteran. Tried cases in state court, federal court, and at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Teaches intellectual property practice at the ITC at American University Washington College of Law.

Our Team Includes a Diverse Group of Men & Women


In addition to trying cases, our attorneys have: 

-Clerked for judges.

-Studied at the world’s top universities, including Oxford, Harvard, & Duke.

-Learned to speak Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Arabic, & Italian.

-Written best-selling novels.

-Served in the U.S. military.

-Served as outside general counsel for startups and private equity portfolio companies.

-Worked as scientists and engineers.

-Become leaders in their profession and in their communities.

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Production of Records on SLACK
A court ordered production of records of conversations on SLACK. Attorneys Jeff Pearson and Andrew Riley discuss how this can impact litigation and how in-house counsel might need to review their document retention policies. Entrepreneurs and inventors should be aware of how their conversations might be used in litigation over patents and inventions.


Trial Practice Update: Now Who Decides Patent Eligibility
Who should decide what you can patent: a judge or a jury? The Supreme Court might address that issue in addition to potentially clarifying the standard for patent eligibility. Presented by Jeff Pearson and Andrew Riley.
Alliance of Startups & Inventors (Amicus Curiae),
American Axle (Fed. Cir.),
American Axle (Peition to Sup. Ct.).

Why Use the U.S. ITC?
Jeff Pearson & Andrew Riley explain how the U.S. ITC process affects a company’s business strategy in resolving patent disputes?

Domestic Industry Requirement at the U.S. International Trade Commission
Andrew Riley and Jeff Pearson discuss the domestic industry requirement for patent litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Science & Storytelling

Jeff Pearson discusses the importance of explaining complex matters in ways we all can understand. Read My Ice Cream Scoop is Going to Mars!


Meimark Boots

Jeff Pearson reflects on his first trial as a Navy JAG with the U.S. Marine Corps. It was in a make-shift courtroom outside of Fallujah.
Read  R-E-S-P-E-C-T.