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People news: Gerling joins Barclay Damon

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 Brian Gerling
Brian Gerling (Photo credit: Barclay Damon)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Brian Gerling recently joined Barclay Damon as of counsel in the law firm’s trademarks, copyrights & intellectual-property (IP) transactions and IP litigation practice areas and cybersecurity team. His primary office location is Syracuse.

Gerling has nearly two decades of IP and commercial-litigation experience, the firm said in a release. He represents a variety of technology clients from startups to well-established companies in matters involving IP commercialization, protection, preservation, and, if needed, litigation. He also serves in outside general-counsel capacity for companies requiring assistance with corporate transactions, data privacy and security compliance, and economic-development projects.

In addition to his legal practice, Gerling is the executive director of the Innovation Law Center at the Syracuse University College of Law. In this role, he oversees the center’s applied learning course — the Innovation Law Practicum. He is also an adjunct professor at the Syracuse College of Law, where he teaches IP and technology law courses.

Barclay Damon has nearly 300 attorneys firmwide in offices located across the Northeast in the United States and Toronto, Ontario.





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