Alston & Bird has expanded its Intellectual Property practice as Theresa Conduah rejoins the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Theresa’s practice focuses on trademark prosecution, licensing, enforcement, and counseling.
"We are pleased to welcome Theresa back to her professional home, as many of us recall her skillfully litigating IP matters earlier in her career here before embarking on a remarkable in-house career,” said Jason D. Rosenberg, co-leader of Alston & Bird’s IP Litigation Group. “Her return is a full-circle moment, allowing us to collaborate again and continue expanding our already best-in-class trademark services—a practice Theresa helped establish—while also enhancing the firm’s patent and IP transactional capabilities in our growing Los Angeles office. On a personal note, it is also quite special to have an old friend, one who rose up through the associate ranks with me, back with our team.”
Theresa rejoins Alston & Bird from Haynes & Boone, where she handled trademark prosecution, brand protection, technology transactions, and other matters. She first arrived at Alston & Bird in 2007 as an IP Litigation associate in Charlotte and eventually focused her practice in the trademark and copyright space. She remained at the firm for 5 years before taking an in-house position as IP counsel in United Airlines’ legal department and later a managing counsel role at Toyota North America.
“Theresa’s track record of experience and in-house perspective will add value to clients in California and beyond,” said Jeffrey A. Rosenfeld, partner-in-charge of Alston & Bird’s Los Angeles office. “She shares our most important cultural values, including collaboration and intellectual rigor, which positions her to hit the ground running as we meet increasing client demand across a number of our practices, including intellectual property.”
Alston & Bird advises clients on all areas of trademark, copyright, trade secret, Internet, and false advertising law. Expertise ranges from portfolio management and strategic planning issues to brand-critical enforcement and litigation matters.