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.
Show Me The Money: Only Quantitative Investment Data Can Satisfy the Domestic Industry Requirement, ITC Blog
Circumstantial Evidence Can Help You Satisfy The Importation Requirement…But Only Under The Right Circumstances, ITC Blog
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).
Speaking EngagementsSpeaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day
November 1, 2018
Election Security in the Digital Age: Election Cybersecurity Challenges in the U.S. and Elsewhere
- 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