From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and cryptocurrency, the rapid evolution of technology shows no sign of slowing down. Companies in the digital technology sector are among the world’s most highly valued companies, with good reason. And businesses in every sector now use digital technology in all kinds of ways, from basic email to sophisticated data analytics.
Fresh water is becoming a scarce resource in the United States and across the globe as demand continues to rise due to population and business growth. This emergent scarcity means businesses will face more consequences of the complex regulatory and legal frameworks governing water use and water quality.
Michael Best’s Water team understands those issues. We guide clients through the heavily regulated, politically sensitive environment surrounding the management of, investment in, and development of water resources.
In today’s rapidly changing market, you need an intellectual property team that will enhance and safeguard your competitive position. Our nationally recognized IP practice offers three key advantages: we know your business; we understand your technology; and we have the advocacy skills to help you develop, manage, and protect your intellectual assets.
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Lucia is an experienced government relations professional with more than 10 years of experience effectively advocating for her clients on Capitol Hill. She helps clients develop and execute short- and long-term policy strategies to achieve their business objectives. Lucia’s areas of expertise include homeland security, defense, transportation, tax, immigration, workforce, education, healthcare, economic development, and appropriations.
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Alex is a Principal with Michael Best Strategies. He helps clients build strategic relationships with policy makers in order to influence favorable outcomes.
Aleksandra supports the firm’s U.S. and international clientele with intellectual property and other legal matters. She is a seasoned translator and has experience translating English into Japanese and Japanese into English, allowing for ease of communication across for businesses working with the firm on both sides of the Pacific.
Kevin provides clients in a wide range of technologies with strategic counsel in the areas of procurement and enforcement of their patent portfolios both in the United States and around the world.
Denise is a nationally recognized policy expert with more than three decades of experience in regulatory law, tax, trade, energy, environment, food, and agriculture with extensive trade association and coalition management at the state and federal levels. As a partner Michael Best Strategies, Denise builds teams to effectively implement policy advocacy strategies to advance client interests.
Bill, who leads the firm’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) practice, has 25 years’ experience counseling a wide range of clients in the energy sector, including Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), retail regulators, investor-owned utilities and their affiliates, public power entities, transmission-dependent utilities, independent transmission developers, and cooperatives and municipals.
Clients look to Bill for his rare combination of litigation and prosecution experience. His expansive knowledge of all aspects of intellectual property uniquely positions him to provide clients with a complete range of intellectual property services. For almost 20 years, Bill has litigated patents and other intellectual property rights relating to a wide variety of technologies.
Rob helps clients protect their electronic and computer-based technologies. His Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, experience as a software developer, and experience patenting his own invention inform his practical patent prosecution counsel.
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