Deep Bench of IP Lawyers Cited as Reason for Move to Shook, ALM Reports

New IP lawyer Chris Leonard is featured in an article in Daily Report, an ALM publication covering Atlanta legal news and his addition to the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Leonard joined the firm in February 2023 in the Atlanta location. He was the former managing director and CEO of IP boutique, Merchant & Gould. Leonard focuses on U.S. and international patent procurement and analysis. The article highlights his career and experience on the executive committee and becoming CEO. In the publication, Leonard adds that one reason he joined Shook is its “deep technical and experiences bench in IP.” 

Atlanta Managing Partner Colin Kelly was also featured in the article and stated, “Having Chris join us not only expands our intellectual property services in Atlanta and nationally-it gives us a deeper bench of thoughtful leadership to support our strategic growth.” Partner and fellow IP attorney Leonard Searcy added, “He brings an impressive array of credentials, especially in IP, which will help us as we continue to expand our IP services nationally.”

Read the full article “Shook Lures Merchant & Gould’s Leader to Strengthen IP Group.”