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Biography

Carl advises clients on trademark and copyright issues, including registration, protection, and litigation; and software and technology agreements, including software licensing, development, and digital marketing.  Carl also works with the Advertising Law group, providing counsel on advertising review and clearance, sweepstakes and promotions, social media, and compliance with FTC requirements for advertising, products, and websites. Additionally, Carl works with the Entertainment Law group, assisting clients on various transactional and litigation matters.  His practice includes a variety of industries and interests, including emerging areas such as technology and fashion.

Prior to joining the firm, Carl was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Jon P. McCalla, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. During law school, Carl served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Memphis Law Review. He has taught a number of nationally competitive high school marching bands and drum and bugle corps throughout the U.S. Carl remains active as a percussion consultant and clinician.

Other Info About Carl

Experience

Prior Work Experience

Evaluating potential trade and service marks; prosecuting federal trade and service marks; enforcing and protecting trademark rights.

Advising clients on copyright matters, including registration, licensing, enforcement, and litigation.

Drafting and negotiating intellectual property licensing and protection agreements.

Advising clients on advertising copy, including label requirements and regulatory disclosures.

Providing legal support for service agreements, vendor contracts, and technology transactions.

Business litigation matters including intellectual property matters, contract disputes, and non-compete agreements.

Education

Law School

University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude

Undergraduate School

Belmont University, B.A., Video and Film Production and Theory, 2002, magna cum laude, Honors program

Clerkship

Carl served as a clerk for the court and judge below:

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Hon. Jon P. McCalla, 2012-2013

Bar Membership

Carl is licensed to practice in the following state:

Tennessee, 2013

Courts

Carl is admitted to practice before the following courts:

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Editor-in-Chief, University of Memphis Law Review, 2011-2012

Outstanding Student Note, University of Memphis Law Review, 2012

Sam Myar Memorial Scholarship recipient, 2011-2012

Dean’s Distinguished Service Award

Student Bar Association Distinguished Service Award

Commencement Speaker, Class of 2012

Nashville Young Leaders Council, 2015

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Nashville Bar Association