Washington DC
17 November 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Cozen O’Connor hires ex-DLA Piper litigator


Cozen O’Connor has hired ex-DLA Piper litigator Hugh Marbury as member in its intellectual property department.

Marbury will be based in Cozen O’Connor’s Washington DC office and work as lead trial lawyer for the firm.

His practice covers intellectual property litigation across patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

Marbury worked at DLA Piper for 21 years where he served four years on the firm’s policy committee and six years as a hiring partner in DLA Piper’s Baltimore office. He maintains a secret clearance with the US government as a result of some of his work.

According to Cozen O’Connor, Marbury has represented corporations, investor groups and high-net worth individuals in high stakes cases and has managed complex, post-closing IP-related mergers and acquisitions.

Kerry B McTigue, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s IP department, commented: “We believe clients are best served by attorneys who regularly handle a wide range of IP issues, from patent enforcement to post-merger trademark consolidation.”

He said: “That’s why I’m thrilled to welcome Hugh Marbury to Cozen O’Connor. He represents a broad range of clients—from plaintiffs and defendants to buyers and sellers—so he views each matter in a larger context. He understands the priorities of partners and adversaries because he’s been on both sides—he can anticipate the actions and reactions of each constituent.”

Barry Boss, managing partner of Cozen O’Connor’s Washington DC office and vice chair of its commercial litigation department, added: “Hugh Marbury is an ideal fit because he combines business acumen with a thorough understanding of the ever-shifting legal and technological IP landscape.”

“The rules governing IP change constantly—and the underlying science and technology change even faster. Hugh Marbury has a proven track record of successfully leading many complex IP matters, and he’s an active participant in the IP bar, so he’s aware of legal developments as soon as they happen.”

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