Spencer K.Beall


Washington + 1.202.879.3965

Spencer Beall represents clients in a variety of contentious and noncontentious intellectual property matters involving trademarks, trade dress, false advertising, unfair competition, patents, trade secrets, and copyright.

Spencer regularly counsels clients regarding global brand development strategies and maintenance of intellectual property rights worldwide. She manages global trademark portfolios and assists clients with trademark counseling, prosecution, and enforcement around the world.

She also advises on mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions involving the acquisition or divestment of intellectual property assets. Spencer performs and assesses due diligence to identify potential issues that impact intellectual property rights, and she develops creative strategies to ensure clients' interests remain protected after transactions are completed.

Spencer has worked on multiple litigation matters, including an ongoing patent infringement action where she is defending a global market leader in LED lighting solutions. In addition to her IP cases, she has assumed critical roles in a variety of pro bono cases, including custody matters before the D.C. Superior Court and the D.C. Court of Appeals.

Spencer is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Committee on Data Protection, where she works with practice leaders to research how new privacy laws and policies affect intellectual property rights worldwide.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Spencer developed a background in privacy law and cybersecurity issues. She has authored publications in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law and the Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies.


  • STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day advised STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • Riverside invests in G&A PartnersJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its minority investment in G&A Partners, a leading national professional employer organization and human resources outsourcing provider with more than 55,000 worksite employees.
  • Vantage Data Centers forms $3.5 billion strategic partnership with Colony Capital to advance data center growthJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, on forming a strategic partnership with Colony Capital, Inc. valued at $3.5 billion to accelerate the expansion of Vantage’s best-in-class, wholesale data centers throughout North America and Europe.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires iMark MoldingJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Comar Holding Company, LLC of iMark Molding, LLC ("iMark") from the original iMark founders.
  • Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
  • Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

    November 1, 2018
    Election Security in the Digital Age: Election Cybersecurity Challenges in the U.S. and Elsewhere
    Washington, D.C.
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