Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses and individuals on a wide range of legal matters. The Firm’s attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law.
Founded in 1893, Smith, Gambrell & Russell serves corporate counsel and corporations across the globe from offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; London, U.K.; Los Angeles, California; Munich, Germany; New York, New York; Southampton, U.K.; and Washington, D.C.
The firm’s innovative professionals thrive on providing clients with guidance and support to achieve their business goals by offering a comprehensive, diverse range of commercial and business-oriented services. Our client profile includes large and mid-sized, public and private, and domestic and international companies, in a variety of industries. SGR distinguishes itself on three factors: predictability, responsiveness and value.
CKR Law LLP is a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm. The firm represents a global clientele that includes U.S. and foreign publicly-listed and privately-held corporations, emerging companies in a wide variety of industries, entrepreneurs, institutional investors, and individuals.
Since its inception in 2014, CKR Law has grown exponentially, from a handful of attorneys in 2014 to a firm today that boasts more than 150 attorneys in the U.S. and more than 350 affiliated attorneys around the world. The firm today operates, through various legal and affiliated entities, in more than 50 locations worldwide, including North America, South America, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Edward A. Pennington is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Mr. Pennington has worked exclusively in the field of intellectual property for close to 30 years. During that time he has successfully tried many jury cases to verdict, both on the plaintiff’s side and the defense, in a wide range of technical fields including biotechnology, wireless communication and networking, computer architecture and hardware, software implementing a wide variety of functionality, navigation devices, encryption and cryptography, medical devices, automotive components, ceramic materials and metal alloys, and nuclear engineering. While most of his litigation occurs in federal court, he has tried royalty disputes in state court, and has tried patent cases in the International Trade Commission. His clients over the years have included major universities, U.S. governmental research laboratories, Fortune 50 companies, and independent inventors.
Holly Ying Li has over 2 decades of experience in cross-border intellectual property practices, focusing on cross-border IP litigations, strategic advice, licensing, IPR's offensive and defensive proceedings, patent assertions, prosecutions, portfolio management, asset acquisitions, monetization and commercialization; start up formation and venture capital funding. She started her career as a patent and technology licensing manager at Lucent Technologies (now Nokia) and subsequently, embarked her law firm career with Baker & McKenzie and Quinn Emanuel, where she honed her patent drafting, prosecution, opinion, assertion, infringement defense, patent litigation, and cross-border IP dispute resolution skills. She then headed up an IP group in a leading tech company where she successfully managed the corporation's worldwide IP portfolios and grew the value of its patent assets by implementing a series of winning patent monetization strategies worldwide. She represents clients in a wide range of industries, ranging from optical networking, AI, semiconductors, IoT, block chain to fashion companies.