Ryen Rasmus, Senior Associate Attorney, coordinates complex business transactions and assists clients with management and protection of their intellectual property.

Background

Ryen specializes in the drafting of contracts and operations documents; resolution of business and intellectual property-related disputes; and counseling in the fields of corporate, employment, and entertainment law.

Prior to his joining the firm, Ryen served as law clerk to Chief Judge Karen J. Burrell and the Hon. Louis A. Sherman of the Norfolk Circuit Court. While in law school, Ryen worked at a Top 200 law firm in Washington D.C., a Hampton Roads law firm specializing in entertainment law and small business-related issues, and the office of legal counsel at a major state educational institution.  Outside of his work with the firm, Ryen volunteers time with several non-profit organizations that seek to promote education and positive youth development.

Recognition and Certifications

  • Fairfax Bar Association President’s Award for Outstanding Service
  • ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law
  • The Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic Award for Excellence

Recent Representative Matters

(DISCLAIMER: THERE ARE A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE, AND THE CASE RESULTS STATED BELOW DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY RYEN RASMUS OR BERENZWEIG LEONARD)

  • Obtained summary judgment on all counts in favor of the client in a trade secret claim involving the law of four different states. Integrated Direct Mktg., LLC v. May, 129 F. Supp. 3d 336 (E.D. Va. 2015).
  • Assisted multiple clients in arranging and completing the sales of their businesses.
  • Successfully negotiated private settlement of trademark infringement claims, resulting in favorable outcomes for mark owners and defending parties.
  • Coordinated trademark, copyright, and patent license terms for rights owners and licensees in the entertainment and business contexts.

Pro Bono Experience

  • Volunteer Attorney for Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • Represented start-up business owners in launching national and international business ventures

Presentations and Publications

Professional Memberships

  • George Mason American Inn of Court, Executive Committee Member
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Business Law Section Chair
  • International Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Virginia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Exit Planning Institute