Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC is a leading full service law firm that is steadfast in bringing entrepreneurial business principles to the practice of law with a team of attorneys with in-depth knowledge and experience in their practice areas. Innovation, collaboration and team work are at the core of the firm’s strategy to deliver large firm expertise in a most cost effective manner. Investment in cutting edge technology and skilled lawyers trained in multiple disciplines have been the driving force of the firm’s success with clients that range from individuals and closely-held businesses to public companies. Founded in 2006, the firm’s mission is to always be respectful, responsive and committed to excellence through innovation, which has led to long-term client relationships and recognition by its peers and the legal profession as among the Best Law Firms in America® with offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, please visit www.pldolaw.com.
Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies – at every stage of their lifecycle – and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For more information, please visit fenwick.com.
Gary R. Pannone is the Managing Principal of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara. He has been representing closely held business owners for over thirty years in a wide range of areas including business formations, corporate restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and corporate compliance. He is a prominent member of the legal community and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Attorney Pannone was recognized by his peers as metropolitan/Providence 2017 and 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in his practice areas. Attorney Pannone serves on several boards and governance committees of nonprofit organizations and leads the firm’s business law, health care and nonprofit organizations teams. He is also a frequent lecturer and author in the areas of health care law, corporate compliance, board governance and best practices. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in finance and accounting and received his J.D. from Suffolk Law School.
Mark Jansen is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property group at Fenwick & West. Mark’s practice focuses on domestic and international trademark and trade name counseling, and strategies for developing and managing domain name portfolios. He advises clients from start-ups to multinational corporations on brand strategy and the protection of brand assets, including, brand creation, selection, protection, expansion, and enforcement. Mark has extensive experience in the social media and Internet space, both advising platforms in trademark matters and helping brand owners navigate social media.
Mark is active in the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section. In 2017, Super Lawyers honored him among the leading intellectual property lawyers in Northern California.
His representative clients include Cisco Systems, Facebook, GoPro, NVIDIA and Twitter.
Mark received his J.D. and a High Tech Law Certificate with honors from Santa Clara University School of Law, and earned his B.A. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles.
He is a member of the State Bars of California, New York and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.