Lauren Anderson (Raleigh, NC) is a patent attorney and mechanical engineer who focuses on assisting clients to develop strategic patent portfolios in the US and abroad, and then with enforcement strategies to help meet their business goals. Her clients range from small companies to large corporations that encompass a broad range of technologies from consumer products to aviation, aerospace, and defense industries, as well as telecommunications and computer hardware, software, and networking. Lauren also is a proponent of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a member of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Diversity Committee and seeks to advance awareness of the importance of IP in industry as Co-Editor of the North Carolina Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Blog.

Reid Avett (Washington, DC) serves as outside general counsel to public and private companies and their boards, advising on a range of corporate and governance matters. He also guides companies in complex securities transactions, including equity and debt financings, as well as their regulatory compliance matters. In addition to his securities practice, he provides counsel on communications law issues including transactional and compliance matters for broadcasters. Prior to attending law school, he worked as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. He is also a North Carolina Certified Public Accountant.

Arthur Ebbs (Atlanta) has extensive experience representing financial services businesses in defensive litigation, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy matters. His defense practice is primarily focused on foreclosure litigation both in the commercial and consumer contexts, and numerous types of consumer claims. He has a wide-ranging creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice, having recovered tens of millions of dollars for financial institutions through creative workouts, conventional litigation, and in the bankruptcy courts. In addition, Ebbs frequently litigates real estate title matters, commercial lease disputes, and real estate investment disputes.

Caitlin MacDowell (Boston) counsels middle-market private and public companies and investors in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including corporate transactions and restructurings, securities offerings, debt and equity financings, corporate governance and general corporate matters.  She has worked with clients in numerous industries, including life sciences, technology, financial services, manufacturing, and automotive services. She also serves as general outside counsel to her clients in day-to-day corporate matters, commercial transactions and technology licenses.

Carrie Richey (Silicon Valley) focuses on patent infringement litigation and protection of computer-related technologies.  She has successfully represented clients in all phases of litigation, including investigation, discovery, law and motion, trial, and appeal. Richey has represented major technology, unicorn, and social networking companies across multiple patent litigation matters. She also has experience drafting Inter Partes Review petitions and developing claim construction, infringement, non-infringement and invalidity theories. Richey also is a frequent author on issues of IP rights and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Kim Richmond (Research Triangle Park, NC) is a corporate attorney who advises and represents clients in a variety of transactional matters. A significant portion of her practice includes the representation of institutional investors in reviewing, negotiating and drafting fund agreements, side letters and subscription documentation for investments in private equity, real estate, credit and hedge funds, both domestically and internationally. Richmond also represents clients in connection with the transfer and sale of fund interests and general corporate matters, and she has experience representing fund sponsors in fund formation and operational matters. She also has been recognized for her devotion to pro bono service. 

Cory Schug (Greensboro, NC) guides clients in a full range of intellectual needs with a background in mechanical engineering and experience with consumer electronics.  He uses his background to procure and enforce intellectual property for client with a focus on design and utility patents.  Schug advises clients on design patentability, utility patentability, patent validity, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence issues. He also assists in managing the IP portfolios of clients to protect their assets and maximize the value of their IP in the domestic and international market place. Schug has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of technological fields. Additionally, he advises his clients on leveraging their intellectual property through licensing and litigation.

Bob Silverman (Washington, DC) provides guidance to telecommunications and broadband providers, technology companies, and broadcasters seeking to navigate complex regulatory, commercial and policy matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other government agencies. Silverman’s wireless spectrum experience spans a variety of services and runs the gamut from FCC auctions and compliance to transactions and enforcement actions. He also advocates in communications and broadband rulemaking proceedings and advises on universal service mechanisms.