Brooks Kushman Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney Honored as a 2016 “Leader in the Law”

Brooks Kushman shareholder, John S. LeRoy, has been named a 2016 “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. LeRoy will be recognized along with 30 other honorees including prominent counsel and judges at the 2016 Leaders in the Law award ceremony hosted by Michigan Lawyers Weekly on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 in Troy.

“We couldn’t be more proud of John for his recognition,” said Mark A. Cantor, president, Brooks Kushman. “This accomplishment is well deserved, as John is a valuable asset to the firm’s litigation department. His ability to mentor others and think outside of the box has allowed him to play a vital role in the firms’ overall growth.”

According to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, this honor recognizes lawyers for: significant accomplishments or achievements in law practice; outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan; leadership in improving the justice system in Michigan; seeking improvements to the legal community and their communities at large; and setting an example for other lawyers.

LeRoy focuses his practice on software and electrical patent litigation. John has successfully tried patent cases in Federal Courts nationwide and has successfully handled appeals before Federal Circuit. John is also the chair of Brooks Kushman’s Open Source Compliance practice, where he advises companies on the effective use of open source software in their products and creates customized strategies to help them comply with various license terms. He has been at the forefront of this relatively novel and dynamic field, not only creating the firm’s practice but leading the industry through promoting education and awareness on the topic as well.

LeRoy holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Buffalo.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices in Michigan and California, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review, and Intellectual Property Today.

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Dickinson Wright Attorney W. Anthony Jenkins a “2016 Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney W. Anthony Jenkins has been named a “2016 Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Mr. Jenkins is a Member and Chief Diversity Officer in the firm’s Detroit office. He has a sophisticated and diverse corporate/transactional practice, which includes representing a wide variety of entrepreneurs and governmental entities in the structure and financing of some of Detroit’s most high profile developments, including Comerica Park and Ford Field. He is a nationally recognized expert in the certification of minority-owned business enterprises, and has served on the Executive/Finance Committee of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. Mr. Jenkins also represents the boards of charter schools in school-law and other-related matters.

Mr. Jenkins is a past president of the State Bar of Michigan and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association as well as a past member of both the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors and a past member of its Federal Judiciary Committee. He is currently a member of the Real Property Law Section of both the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Jenkins also is a past member of the Board of Directors of Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Outside of the legal profession, Mr. Jenkins is a committee member of the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee.

Mr. Jenkins is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers, Crain’s Detroit Business “Best Lawyers”, and is rated as an AV Peer Review Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Jenkins received his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.P.A. from Princeton University, and his J.D. from New York University Law School.

Each year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly selects 30 lawyers to honor as “Leaders in the Law”. “Leaders in the Law” are lawyers who exemplify the noble tradition of the legal profession, are passionate and active on behalf of clients and the community, have a record of success in the legal profession, and have a record of achievements that displays a strength of character and ability to be a leader in the Michigan legal community. The “2016 Leaders in the Law” will be honored at an annual luncheon and awards celebration on March 17, 2016 at the Troy Marriott.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.