Matthew Kohel Appointed Co-Chair of Goodell DeVries’s Commercial Litigation Practice

Goodell DeVries is pleased to announce that Matthew D. Kohel has been appointed Co-chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Matt is a partner with the firm and represents clients in a wide range of commercial, intellectual property, and product liability litigation matters. He handles breach of contract, fraud, franchise disputes, and employment matters, as well as disputes involving trademark infringement, the sale of counterfeit goods, misappropriation of trade secrets, and patent infringement. Matt regularly handles technical, scientific, and regulatory issues and advises clients with contract preparation and negotiation, particularly as it relates to the development, transfer, and protection of technologies and intellectual property. He has litigated in federal courts across the country and in domestic and international arbitrations.

A frequent author and presenter, Matt most recently co-paneled a discussion on drafting, enforcing and defending against tricky contractual provisions in a program hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel Baltimore.

He enjoys giving back to the community and has worked on pro bono matters throughout his career. He co-authored a clemency petition resulting in the commutation of a mentally impaired inmate’s death sentence. He is also a member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation’s Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force.

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