Oblon Spivak Announces New Chief Operating Officer

July 22, 2013 – Firm News

For Immediate Release

July 22, 2013

Alexandria, VA - Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Rebecca Ross-Bown has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Oblon Spivak, Rebecca was the Chief of Legal Services at Ropes & Gray LLP, where from her base in the firm’s DC office she led a team of directors and managers in providing support for the firm’s legal work worldwide, including for the firm’s intellectual property litigation and intellectual property rights management practices. Prior to her career at Ropes & Gray, Rebecca was a patent litigator at WilmerHale. She also worked as an economic consultant for a number of years prior to attending law school. Rebecca holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Bucknell University.

“Rebecca is a top-notch addition to our administrative leadership team. The duality of her experience as both a litigator and administrative leader means that she has a keen understanding of the business of law. We are confident that she will play a pivotal role in the firm’s continued growth and success,” said Bradley Lytle, Oblon Spivak’s Managing Partner.

Rebecca’s arrival comes in response to the significant growth Oblon Spivak has experienced over the last year. Recent lateral additions of note include David Longo from Plumsea Law Group LLC, Kevin Laurence from Stoel Rives LLP, Greg Gardella from Irell & Manella LLP, Michael Kiklis from Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP, John Kern from Oliff & Berridge PLC and Christopher Bullard from Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC.

Assisting clients for over 40 years, Oblon Spivak is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services and is the recognized leader in patent prosecution and post grant trials before the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board. The firm also represents their clients in all forms of intellectual property litigation, including trademark, copyright and trade dress disputes.