IP Attorney Karen McDaniel Joins Briggs

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July 24, 2013

Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association welcomes shareholder Karen McDaniel to the firm. McDaniel is based in the firm’s Minneapolis office and is a member of the Intellectual Property Section.

“We are very excited to have Karen join our firm," says firm chair Brian Wenger. "She is one of the top IP litigators and her extensive experience complements our innovative team and strengthens the service we provide to our clients.”

With 25 years of experience, McDaniel has a national trial practice focused on patent infringement, trademark infringement and trade secret litigation matters. She is a veteran of more than fifty IP lawsuits and has secured damages awards on behalf of clients totaling several hundred millions of dollars (in reported decisions). McDaniel’s client industries include chemical and life sciences, industrial chemistry, food science and packaging, medical devices, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals.

McDaniel is a fellow of the American Bar Association and a member of both the Minnesota State Bar and Minnesota Intellectual Property Law associations. She serves as pro bono counsel to Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides world-class outdoor sporting activities to combat wounded Purple Heart recipients. McDaniel has been named a Top Rated Lawyer by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell and was named an “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2012.

McDaniel obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her law degree cum laude from the University of Wisconsin, where she was the editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal and a member of the National Moot Court Competition. She is a past adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, where she taught several intellectual property courses. Prior to joining Briggs, McDaniel practiced with another Twin Cities law firm, and prior to that, she served as in-house litigation counsel to the largest medical device manufacturer in the world.