Spencer Beall represents clients in a variety of contentious and noncontentious matters, encompassing trademarks, patents, copyrights, and designs. She is currently a member of the patent defense team representing a global market leader in LED lighting solutions as part of an evolving infringement action. In contentious matters, her experience includes drafting motions and briefs, preparing team members for cross-examination, and examining patent damages, including pre-suit damages and reasonable royalties.
In the commercial arena, Spencer assists clients with trademark counseling, portfolio management, and trademark prosecution around the world. She also assists the Firm's practice leaders with legal research and strategy to help the International Trademark Association promote global brand protection and develop stronger policies to safeguard intellectual property rights.
In addition to her IP work, Spencer has assumed critical roles in multiple pro bono litigation matters. She recently collaborated on an amicus curiae briefing for a complex custody appeal, and she is an appellate advocate in an ongoing matter before the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Spencer developed a background in privacy law and cybersecurity issues. She has worked at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and maintains a Top Secret security clearance with the U.S. Department of State. Spencer has volunteered at several global organizations, including the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) and Women in International Security (WIIS). She has authored publications in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law and the Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Spencer K. Beall, Missing Figures: The Cybersecurity Gender Gap, 1 J. Eur. Am. Intel. Stud. (June 2018)
Spencer K. Beall, "Lock Her Up!" How Women Have Become the Fastest-Growing Population in the American Carceral State, 23 Berkeley J. Crim. L. (2018).
- Georgetown University (J.D. 2018; Director's Distinction from the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London, England); Sweet Briar College (Triple B.A. in History, French, and Art History summa cum laude 2014; Virginia's Collegiate Honors Council Scholar of the Year); Université Paris-Sorbonne IV (JYF Exchange, 2012-2013)
- District of Columbia and New York