David Johnson is a Principal attorney in the Intellectual Property practice group. He helps businesses manage complex brand issues, focusing on intellectual property strategies, prosecution and enforcement. He also works on a wide variety of branding and technology-related matters, including social media and advertising, marketing, privacy, product and packaging claims review and intellectual property transactions.
Dave draws on his in-house legal and business experience to partner closely with clients to help them plan for their long-term business goals and tolerances for risk in strategically managing, building and protecting multi-national intellectual property portfolios.
Additionally, Dave advises influencers, and brands hiring influencers, on their disclosure requirements, licensing, merchandising and engagement agreements.
Dave also has experience guiding clients through a wide range of commercial transactions including IP acquisitions and licensing, influencer engagements and publishing agreements.
While earning his J.D. from William & Mary Law School, Dave served as Executive Editor of the William & Mary Business Law Review, Staff Editor of the William & Mary Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal and was a member of the Business Law Field Consultancy Clinic at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business.
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers Virginia (Intellectual Property), 2020 - 2023
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers Washington, D.C. (Intellectual Property), 2020*
- Virginia Legal Elite - Young Lawyer, Virginia Business Magazine, 2019-2020