Jordan Arnot Leahey

Partner

Email : jleahey@cm.law

Toll Free: 1-844-285-4263 ext. 715

Direct : 312-953-0412

Office : Chicago

Recognized for her extraordinary leadership and business acumen, Jordan makes it a point to learn each client’s business and unique goals, whether a Fortune 100 corporation or a “starving artist”, navigating the IP and tech transactions needs of the most sophisticated in-house counsel and business executives to first-time content creators seeking to protect their rights.

Jordan serves as an advisor who counsels clients about business needs and accomplishing overall goals. The role requires a balance between transactional work, enforcement and litigation.

The transactional side of her practice focuses on contracts, risk analysis, due diligence and IP prosecution such as applying for trademarks, copyrights and other protections for Intellectual Property. Jordan has experience drafting, analyzing and negotiating complex technology- and intellectual property-related commercial contracts including software licenses, SaaS/ASP, e-commerce, professional services, software development, privacy, cybersecurity, advertising, marketing, promotion agreements and compliance matters.

On the adversarial side, Jordan has years of experience with formal litigation and administrative enforcement of Intellectual Property rights. She oversees enforcement and litigation of commercial, intellectual property, internet and domain name disputes.

Awards & Recognition

Representative Experience/Transactions

Jordan has functioned for many years as outside general counsel in the healthcare IT field, handling hundreds of transactions involving software licensing, data protection, HIPPA requirements and risk mitigation, working daily with CEOs, CFOs and in-house counsel on deals requiring immediate turn around.

Selected Presentations & Publications

  • “Don’t Capitulate, Litigate Against Trademark Trolls!” IP Litigator, September/October 2014
  • “Trademark Protection Mechanisms in the new GTLD Era,” IP Litigator, May/June 2014
  • “Advantages and Disadvantages of the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) System to Resolve Domain Name Disputes,” IP Litigator (vol. 20, no. 3), June 2014
  • “Hoppy Ever After: Lessons from the Beer Industry on Collaboration, not Litigation,” IP Litigator, March/April 2014
  • “Navigating Cybersquatting Enforcement in the Expanding Internet,” Review of Intellectual Property Law, Spring 2014
  • “Weak Trademarks Create an ‘Epic’ Problem,” IP Litigator, January/February 2014
  • “A Different Kind of Prescription Drug Abuse: Trademark Infringement,” IP Litigator, November/December 2013
  • “The Internet is Expanding,” Illinois State Bar Association: The Corporate Lawyer, August 2013
  • “The Goldilocks Dilemma: Five Rules to Enforce Your Trademarks,” IndustryWeek Magazine, February 13, 2013
  • “Expansion of the Domain Name System: Advantages, Objections and Contentions,” Journal of Art, Technology & IP Law, May 2012

Interesting Facts

Jordan has visited 49 of the 50 states.  She has completed two Ironman triathlons but still finds the best workout is chasing after toddlers.  When not busy lawyering, she enjoys swimming, snowboarding, and sailing with her family.

 

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