Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan Bolsters IP Trial Team with "Rising Star" IP Litigator

Aug 25, 2015, 09:18 ET from Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan

CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Just months after forming their Chicago IP litigation and trial boutique firm, Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan has netted another highly experienced intellectual property litigator with the addition of Ashley E. LaValley. LaValley has represented clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and other related tort claims.

"We are excited to have Ashley join our growing team of talented intellectual property trial lawyers," said firm co-founding partner Rich Megley. "Ashley is a rising star in the intellectual property field with significant jury trial experience already under her belt. She will be a tremendous asset to our clients."

LaValley obtained her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where she received a degree in physics with a minor degree in mathematics. She received her law degree from the George Washington University Law School. During law school, she served as the Executive Managing Editor for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal. She is also a registered patent attorney.

"Ashley's extensive experience in high-stakes intellectual property disputes involving a broad range of technologies will provide our clients with another top-tier IP trial lawyer with a thorough understanding of the legal and business issues that often arise in our cases," said firm co-founding partner, Brian Haan. "We want to add talented, highly-motivated and entrepreneurial intellectual property trial lawyers who are laser-focused on client needs, and Ashley fits that goal perfectly."

Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan specializes in high-stakes intellectual property disputes before federal trial and appellate courts, and the Patent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Its lawyers have extensive experience litigating cases throughout the United States involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, antitrust, unfair competition and other business torts, as well as providing strategic IP counseling in connection with the acquisition, sale, licensing, development, commercialization and monetization of intellectual property.


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