FisherBroyles is pleased to announce the recent addition of two new partners to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office: Owen J. McKeon and Geoffrey M. Goodale. These attorneys bring unique expertise and bolster the firm’s existing practices in the areas of commercial litigation, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, export controls, customs and international trade, regulatory compliance, and white collar litigation and investigations.
“The addition of Owen McKeon and Geoffrey Goodale to our Washington, D.C. office adds to our depth in core strategic areas,” said James Fisher, II, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of FisherBroyles. Kevin Broyles, the firm’s other Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, observed that “the firm’s clients will benefit from the innovative strategies Owen has developed to protect and enforce corporate brands not only in the U.S. but across the globe, and from Geoffrey’s broad experience in helping clients achieve their international business goals through effective trade compliance and litigation strategies.”
Owen McKeon possesses over 15 years of experience counseling and representing clients in commercial disputes, with an emphasis on intellectual property. He has represented clients from start-ups to multination corporations on a diverse array of commercial disputes in both state and federal courts. Owen’s wide range of experience includes internal investigations running the gamut from antitrust to data protection and privacy.
Owen’s expertise in intellectual property issues covers trademarks, brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, trade secrets, copyrights, unfair competition and internet law. He protects clients from infringement and dilution of their trademarks, piracy of their creative works, and misappropriation of their trade secrets and confidential information.
Michael Cone, the firm’s Washington D.C. Office Managing Partner, remarked that “Owen’s extensive experience managing private investigators to identify and root out the source of infringing and counterfeit goods before seeking redress in U.S. courts adds a new layer of expertise and an important investigative network to our soft IP protection and enforcement team. We are delighted that Owen has joined the vanguard of Law Firm 2.0®.”
He is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C and New Jersey. Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Owen was a partner at Gordon & Rees, LLP and Gibbons P.C.
Geoffrey Goodale possesses over 15 years of experience assisting clients on matters concerning export controls, economic sanctions, import compliance, trade litigation, international intellectual property rights protection, foreign direct investment, cybersecurity, and compliance counseling to government contractors.
With respect to export controls and economic sanctions, Geoffrey counsels clients on matters involving the EAR, ITAR, and OFAC regulations, including in the context of international M&A transactions when CFIUS approval may be warranted. He also conducts internal reviews and audits to assess compliance with these regulations and helps clients develop and implement internal controls and effective corrective action strategies when necessary.
In addition, Geoffrey advises clients on all aspects of compliance with US import laws and frequently represents them in matters before US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including in the preparation of ruling requests, protests, petitions for relief from penalties, and prior disclosures. He has also represented numerous companies in CBP audits.
Geoffrey also possesses considerable experience representing US and foreign companies in antidumping and countervailing duty matters conducted by the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as in in IP-related Section 337 actions adjudicated by the ITC.
Michael Cone noted that “Geoffrey is a sophisticated one-stop import-export practitioner, who has developed cutting-edge expertise in both inbound and outbound matters and adds a wide array of new assets to FisherBroyles’ burgeoning international practice.” He added that “Geoffrey, who is Chair of the ABA’s ITC Committee and Co-Chair of the ABA’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, is a recognized thought leader in the international trade community.”
Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Geoffrey served in the International Trade practice groups at Foley & Lardner and Pillsbury in Washington, D.C.
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