Brian Riopelle > McGuireWoods LLP > Richmond, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
GATEWAY PLAZA
800 EAST CANAL STREET
RICHMOND, VA 23219
United States

Career

Member of Practice Innovation Committee. Litigates patent infringement and other IP cases nationwide; has considerable experience in the Eastern District of Virginia. Lead trial lawyer for DuPont’s trade secret case against Kolon Industries; jury awarded DuPont $919,900,000. Lead trial lawyer for Verizon Wireless and others in patent infringement case brought by DNT LLC; verdict of non-infringement.

Memberships

Richmond Bar Association’s CLE, Finance, Administration of Justice committees; Virginia State Bar’s Corporate Counsel Task Force; member AIPLA, INTA, ABA

Personal

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering Foundation Board

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

McGuireWoods LLP’s multidisciplinary trade secrets team is regularly engaged by a strong mix of well-known corporate clients from the worlds of technology, telecoms, healthcare, energy, and financial services. In the Richmond office, practice chair David Finkelson is highly rated for his capabilities in the telecoms and wireless technology space, while Rodney Satterwhite litigates numerous claims in the state, federal and administrative courts, focusing on executive level disputes regarding misappropriation and IP theft. Also in Richmond, Brian Riopelle is a seasoned lead trial lawyer who represents some of the largest industrial manufacturers in the market. Houston-based Yasser Madriz and Meghaan Madriz are recommended for their capabilities in technology and employment-related matters, respectively.