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Noted Litigator Keyonn Pope Joins RSHC

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) welcomes new partner Keyonn Pope to the firm’s intellectual property and litigation practices.

Pope, who was recently recognized by Bloomberg Law as one of 40 outstanding young attorneys nationwide, is a tech-savvy litigator relied upon by clients to represent their brands in bet-the-company patent and trademark litigation and other complex and high-stakes commercial disputes. He has tried patent cases in many hotbed jurisdictions including E.D. Va., E.D. Texas, Delaware, and N.D. Cal.

“We are thrilled to have Keyonn as part of our team,” said RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes. “His client-driven approach to litigation is a perfect fit for our culture and the diverse teams that we tailor-make for each matter. Few patent litigators have had the trial experience that Keyonn brings to RSHC.”

With a deep technical background as an electrical engineer for a major manufacturing company and experience performing under pressure as both a student-athlete and musician, Pope has a unique ability to explain complicated subjects clearly and persuasively, which has enabled him to achieve favorable results for clients even in the most challenging circumstances. Though his practice is rooted in his work as an intellectual property litigator, businesses routinely turn to him for guidance and counsel on a wide range of issues.


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