Lee Eulgen > Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
2 NORTH LASALLE STREET
SUITE 1700
CHICAGO, IL 60602
United States
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Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

Lee is an intellectual property litigator and advisor who manages sophisticated portfolios for clients with worldwide operations. His practice includes the full range of intellectual property dispute and transactional matters, with an emphasis on trademark, copyright, trade secret, trade dress, privacy and litigation. He is member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Lee serves as lead counsel before state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the country, and he also coordinates efforts to resolve similar international disputes. His practice covers all traditional intellectual property assets, as well as issues such as data ownership and online compliance. He has litigated countless domain name ownership disputes. He is the former Chair of the Domain Disputes Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association’s Internet Committee and was Vice Chair of the International Trademark Association’s U.S. Famous Marks Subcommittee.

He counsels clients concerning strategic facets of global trademark portfolio development, including clearance, prosecution and enforcement matters. Lee also negotiates a wide variety of complex technology and licensing agreements and transactions. As co-chair of the firm’s Hospitality & Leisure practice group, Lee has handled many sophisticated hotel agreements, joint ventures, and other arrangements.

A growing component of Lee’s practice concerns being a strategic counselor to entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, well-known celebrities and business and political personalities. He advises them regarding crucial business matters and personal affairs, including the pursuit and management of concerns vital to their interests and topics of a sensitive nature.

Lee frequently gives back through pro bono work. He prevailed at trial in a forgery case brought on behalf of an elderly client who had lost title to his home because of a fraudulent deed. In addition, Lee sat on the Board of Directors of the Chicago domestic violence clinic, Pro Bono Advocates, for five years.

Clients appreciate Lee’s commitment to learning the distinctive attributes of their products, services and brands that make them competitive. Lee understands the long-term business considerations that are crucial to his clients’ development and protection. He spends substantial time analyzing his clients’ operations and competitive environments to ensure their innovation and branding strategies consistently achieve their potential.

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1997), with honors

University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., 1994), magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

Chicago-based law firm Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP integrates its trademark litigation practice with its portfolio management service to safeguard the IP of multinational brands at the state and federal levels, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Experienced IP trial attorney Thomas McDonough leads the team, along with Michael Kelber, who provides risk management solutions to prevent litigation and builds pre-designed strategies for court appearances. Lee Eulgen brings expertise to domain name ownership disputes. Antony McShane acts for social media and tech companies, hospitality businesses, and sports franchises. Brand protection specialist Andrea Stein Fuelleman was promoted to partner in January 2022. Associate Lee Barrington Stark  provides additional support. All lawyers mentioned work in Chicago.