Drey’s litigation practice primarily consists of representing large and medium-sized businesses in toxic tort, environmental and commercial litigation in federal and state courts across the United States. His business litigation matters generally involve commercial, fiduciary, real estate, employment and shareholder disputes.
Drey is also an experienced appellate attorney, representing clients in civil appeals in front of a variety of state and federal appellate courts, including successfully achieving a reversal on behalf of his client in a nationally publicized matter in front of the Missouri Supreme Court. His appellate practice involves briefing and oral argument and representation and consultation with attorneys regarding jury instructions, summary judgment briefing and post-trial motions, as well as the preparation of petitions for writs of mandamus and writs of prohibition.
In his intellectual property practice, Drey assists businesses in the protection of their brands and intellectual property portfolios through trademark and copyright infringement litigation, as well as in actions in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). With a background in web development, Drey has a particular interest in representing companies in Uniform Domain-Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) matters. Aside from litigation, Drey also negotiates intellectual property agreements (including concurrent use and coexistence agreements).
Before joining Shook, Drey was a shareholder and the vice president and general counsel at a well-known St. Louis, Missouri, law firm.
Complex environmental, toxic tort and business litigation.
Trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation.
Business counseling—employment, brand protection, risk management, governance, commercial contracting and intellectual property portfolio management.
Complex civil appeals in front of federal and state appellate courts.
Avoid Becoming a Trademark Bully: The Art of Writing Cease and Desist Letters, The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 34, No. 2, February 2017.
Avoid Becoming a Trademark Bully: The Art of Writing Cease and Desist Letters, Journal of the Missouri Bar, May/June 2016.
StLouisTrademarkAttorney.com—blog discussing latest trends in trademark infringement litigation in state and federal courts, as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, April 2015-Present.
Commercial Property Assessors Aren’t Always Right—That’s Why You Can Appeal Assessments, Stltoday.com and LawFuel, April 2014.
Clearly Erroneous Review is Clearly Erroneous: Reinterpreting “Illinois v. Gates” and Advocating De Novo Review for a Magistrate’s Determination of Probable Cause in Applications for Search Warrants, 55 DRAKE L. REV. 85, 2006.
Civil Trial & Appellate Practice, The Missouri Bar 2021 Annual Law Update, May 2021.
Civil Trial & Appellate Practice, The Missouri Bar 2020 Annual Law Update, May 2020.
Civil Trial & Appellate Practice, The Missouri Bar 2019 Annual Law Update, May/June 2019.
Building Your Case for Summary Judgment, The Missouri Bar, March 2019.
Preserving Objections and Arguments for Appeal, The Missouri Bar 2018 Trial Experience Seminar, St. Louis, June 2018.
Appellate Practice, The Missouri Bar 2018 Annual Law Update, May and June 2018.
Simplifying the Complex Case: Strategic Use of Pre-Trial and Dispositive Motions to Narrow the Issues, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ 37th Annual Bench & Bar Conference, June 2017.
Civil Trial & Appellate Practice, The Missouri Bar 2017 Annual Law Update, St. Louis, St. Charles, and Columbia, May 2017 and June 2017.
Property Tax Disputes, The Missouri Bar, March 2017.
Missouri Property Tax Update, Lorman Education Services, September 2016.
Civil Trial & Appellate Practice, The Missouri Bar 2016 Annual Law Update, May 2016 and June 2016.
Compelling Closing Statements and Jury Instructions, National Business Institute, May 2016.
Effective and Dramatic Use of Exhibits at Trial, National Business Institute, May 2016.
Locating Companies for Due Diligence and Background Information, National Business Institute, April 2016.
Advanced Civil Trial Skills: Civil Trial Procedure Update, National Business Institute, October 2015.
Advanced Discovery Skills, National Business Institute, October 2015.
Civil Trial & Appellate Practice, The Missouri Bar 2015 Annual Law Update, May 2015 and June 2015.
Strategies for Contesting Real Estate Tax Appraisals, National Business Institute, December 2014.
Ethics for Real Estate Tax Attorneys, National Business Institute, December 2014.