Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney Welcomes Laura DePonio as an Associate

Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney, P.C., a Birmingham, Michigan-based business litigation firm, is pleased to announce their newest associate, Laura DePonio.

Ms. DePonio holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and is a 2017 graduate of Northeastern University College of Law. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Tufts University Medical School with a concentration in healthcare and business administration. Ms. DePonio was a Northeastern Social Justice Scholarship recipient and served as a member of the Law Review, the Student Bar Association and the Health Law Association. During law school, she completed judicial internships with the Honorable Victoria A. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney, P.C.

Ms. DePonio concentrates her practice in the area of complex commercial litigation. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association.

Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney, P.C. is an AV®-rated business law firm specializing in complex commercial litigation and corporate law. A trusted referral source for attorneys, law firms and CPAs, Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney offers the service, experience and technical support of a large law firm while providing the responsiveness, efficiency, flexibility and personal attention expected from a boutique practice. Whether representing a large corporation, small business or an individual, each file receives great personal care throughout the engagement, yielding extraordinary benefits for Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney clients in terms of responsiveness, focus, attention to detail, sense of urgency and measured results.

Brooks Kushman Hires Two Associates

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the firm has hired Lauren B. Rennert and Justin Barry as associates, adding to the firm’s trademark, patent prosecution and IP litigation teams.

Rennert’s practice primarily focuses on intellectual property litigation. She works with the firm’s litigation team on a variety of matters regarding patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, as well as trade dress, trade secret, and contract related matters. Rennert also has experience with post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Her practice extends beyond litigation and includes clearance, procurement, maintenance, licensing and enforcement of trademark rights.

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman as an associate, Rennert was a law clerk for the firm’s litigation and trademark practices. She also served as a case evaluator for the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section on the organization’s Copyright Litigation Sub-Committee and as a student attorney for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project.

Barry’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. He works with clients in a variety of industries and technologies, including communication systems, hybrid electric vehicles, and control systems.

Barry previously served as a law clerk for the firm’s patent prosecution and litigation department. He also served as an intellectual property intern with a Michigan-based law firm and as an electrical design engineer with American Electric Power at the company’s Cook Nuclear Plant.

Brooks Kushman employs more than 90 intellectual property professionals handling a full range of intellectual property matters nationally and around the world.

About Brooks Kushman:
Brooks Kushman is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices in Michigan and California, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit