Partridge & Garcia Changes Name to Partridge Partners in 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Chicago law firm Partridge & Garcia will start the New Year with a new name: PARTRIDGE PARTNERS PC.

The new name reflects the growth of the partner ranks at the firm.

Partridge Adds New Partners

Senior associates Jordan Arnot Leahey and Colin O’Brien were promoted to partner at the end of 2015.

Jordan focuses much of her efforts on complex licensing agreements involving software and managing international trademark portfolios, while Colin is a leader in domain name and social media issues. Both have extensive experience with IP litigation, transactions, and Internet matters.

Mark Partridge and John Ambrogi continue as partners in the firm.

Garcia Heads to General Electric

The firm is also proud to announce that name partner Paul R. Garcia has been tapped by the General Electric Company as its new Chief IP Litigation Counsel.

Paul Garcia handled complex IP litigation for firm clients during his tenure as a partner. “It has been my privilege to be part of the Partridge team, which is a unique combination of talent, experience and integrity,” said Garcia. “It will continue to be a preeminent boutique for intellectual property trials, appeals and transactions.”

Paul’s new job with GE is located near his family in Connecticut and provides him with a singular opportunity to apply the litigation skills he had honed in private and government practice to one of the most valuable brands in the world.

“Paul leaves a legacy of drive and zealous advocacy,” said Managing Partner Mark Partridge. “We thank him for his firm leadership and wish him well in his new in-house role at GE.”

Partridge Partners Receive Accolades

“We are a boutique firm focused on intellectual property, media and technology,” said Partridge, who started the firm in 2010. “Our partners offer our clients a high level of experience and expertise with litigation, transactions and strategy involving brands, content and ideas.”

The Partridge firm has been repeatedly recognized by World Trademark Review for its top tier practice in trademark litigation and transactions, and was the only Illinois firm listed last year with nationally ranked practices for trademark enforcement and litigation, prosecution and strategy, and generic top level domains.

Firm partners hold leadership positions at national and international organizations, including the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, International Trademark Association and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; have been adjunct professors teaching advanced intellectual property courses at John Marshall Law School and the University of New Hampshire School of Law; and have lectured widely and authored books and numerous articles.