Member Spotlight




 HBA-DC Member Spotlight: Jennifer Burdman

Jennifer Burdman is a partner in King and Spalding's Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the Intellectual Property Group.  An experienced trial lawyer, she has successfully represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in complex, high-stakes litigations in patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and contractual matters involving IP rights, as well as before copyright tribunals in the United States.  With her background firmly rooted in science, she is able to quickly translate the technology from inventors to the jury in a clear and understandable way. 


Noteworthy wins include a jury verdict of patent infringement resulting in over $34 million in damages, a jury verdict of willful misappropriation of trade secrets with damages of over $900 million, and the successful defense of a university against a patent licensee seeking expanded rights relating to its sponsored research and license agreements.  She has also successfully litigated the allocation of  over $300 million in cable copyright royalties before the Copyright Royalty Board.


When not in the courtroom, Ms. Burdman regularly counsels clients on a broad range of matters relating to the acquisition, protection, licensing, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  She invests considerable time on-site with clients, strategizing about IP-related matters and helping to implement those strategies in the business setting. 


Ms. Burdman was recently profiled as a “Law360 Rising Star” and has been named to Law360’s Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board (2016). In 2015, The National Law Journal named Ms. Burdman a “Rising Star” in Washington, D.C.  


Ms. Burdman graduated from Dartmouth College with an A.B. in biochemistry and molecular biology and received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She is the co-chair of Communications Committee for HBA-DC.


The HBA-DC salutes Ms. Burdman's accomplishments in this Member Spotlight.  For information on nominating a member for the HBA-DC Member Spotlight, click here.


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