JAMAL EDWARDS

After litigating patents for almost 10 years at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Jamal started his own firm to provide business counseling and litigation services to small and midcap companies. After several years of doing so, Jamal's practice has evolved to primarily focus on outside GC services, while his partners perform speciality services, like M&A, securities, finance, employment, commercial litigation, real estate and intellectual property. For high stakes cases and clients, Jamal also handles complex commercial real estate matters and IP matters, including patent infringement, trade secret and/or trademark litigation. Jamal is currently an outside GC to several clients accross the country, including clients in Denver, Chicago, Austin, and Detroit. Jamal's been named a Superlawyer, Top 40 under 40 by Crain's Chicago, Top 100 Black Lawyer, and several other awards. He's a proud alum of the University of Michigan Law School and Morehouse College.

LOCATION: Chicago, IL

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Illinois, Michigan, USCA 1st, 4th, 6th, 7th, Fed. Cir., USDC N.D Ill (Trial Bar), ED Mich., CD Ill., ED. Tex., ND Tex.,

CURRENT FIRM: EM3 LLP

PRIOR FIRM(S): Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn  |  Kirkland & Ellis

LAW SCHOOL: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2011, Crain's Chicago 40 under 40, SuperLawyers Rated 2009-14,

PRACTICE AREA(S):

Intellectual Property

(Licensing Transactions, Litigation — Patent, Litigation — Trade Secret, Copyright, Trademark and Unfair Competition)

Startups and Venture Capital

Real Estate

INDUSTRY: Healthcare, Technology, Real Estate, PEO, Manufacturing

NOTABLE ROLES/EXPERIENCE: Partner Kirkland & Ellis LLP, President/CEO Howard Brown Health Center