JAY R. McDANIEL (Partner) is an experienced business litigator and counselor, who focuses his practice on business divorce, corporate governance and intellectual property disputes including copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation. He has represented publicly and privately-held clients in a range of industries, from Internet startups to established businesses in construction, entertainment, information technology, importation, distribution, banking and construction.
Jay has focused on corporate governance disputes involving closely held corporation, often referred to as business divorce, since the mid-1990s. He has counseled businesses and their principal owners through complex business divorces in a broad range of industries and professions. These include both litigated and negotiated breakups of closely held corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Jay writes regularly on business divorce and is the editor and principal author of the Business Divorce Law Report (www.thebusinessdivorcelawyer.com)
Jay also represents parties in a variety of intellectual property disputes involving copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. He frequently works with clients involved in e-commerce, as well as those in brick-and-mortar industries. Jay was counsel to the prevailing party in a leading opinion of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals defining key rights of the co-authors of copyright-protected works. He is the editor of Compete (compete.legal), an online journal devoted to news and commentary on competitive law issues including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, unfair competition and business torts.