Class of 2015

Joseph M. Drayton Cooley, LLP University of Pennsylvania Law School Dennis Hopkins Perkins Coie, LLP Rutgers University School of Law Obiamaka Madubuko McDermott Will & Emery, LLP Harvard Law School Lance Ogiste Kings County District Attorney’s Office Georgetown University Law Center Mark Pollard Pollard & Koenig, LLP SUNY Buffalo Law School  Ghillaine A. Reid Gibbons P.C. Boston University School of Law

Class of 2015
 
Joseph M. Drayton is a partner in the Cooley Litigation department and member of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group. He joined the Firm in 2012 and is resident in the New York office.  Mr. Drayton's practice background includes a broad range of intellectual property and complex commercial matters. He is experienced in patent litigation, trademark and copyright usage, trade dress, design patents and false advertising. Mr. Drayton also counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property acquisition, transfer, protection and enforcement. He has represented leading companies in the media, telecommunications, banking, private equity, pharmaceutical, electronics and retail industries.
 
Dennis Hopkins is a partner in Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation groups of Perkins Coie LLP.  He focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent, copyright and trade secret litigation. Dennis has significant experience in all phases of IP litigation, including mediations, trials and appeals. In addition, his practice includes counseling clients on issues relating to litigation strategies and intellectual property management. He is also experienced in all aspects of brand and domain name protection. His IP experience also includes drafting and negotiating agreements and licenses, preparing written opinions of counsel, and providing general IP counseling to clients, including counseling on patent, copyright, trade secret, brand management and other trademark matters.
 
Obiamaka P. Madubuko is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm's New York office.  Obiamaka is co-chair of the Firm's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & International Anti-Corruption Group and focuses her practice in anti-corruption and fraud matters, as well as advises U.S.-based companies doing business in international markets. Obiamaka advises companies on a host of compliance and transactional due diligence issues arising under the FCPA, the Dodd-Frank Act, Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and other global trade regulations.  In addition, Obiamaka conducts internal investigations and defends clients against government enforcement actions. Obiamaka is also an experienced trial lawyer.  She has defended individuals and corporations in complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal cases in state and federal courts. 
 
Lance Ogiste is a leader in the DA’s Office as well as in Brooklyn’s diverse community, mentoring youth and volunteering with local legal and charitable organizations.  Ogiste oversees the Appeals, Gangs, and Major Narcotics bureaus and the ComALERT Program, which aids ex-offenders by helping them re-enter society after periods of incarceration. Outside of the DA’s Office, Ogiste is involved in many professional associations.  He is a member of the National Black Prosecutor’s Association and the American Bar Association, where he is a former co-chair of the Committee on Re-Entry, which focuses on issues affecting ex-offenders reintegrating into society; a member of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association; and a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second Judicial Department for the State of New York.
 
Ghillaine Reid has extensive experience in securities enforcement and litigation, complex commercial litigation and corporate compliance matters. She represents corporations and individuals in investigations conducted by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other government agencies. She has handled several high-profile SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings involving insider trading, accounting fraud and sales practice violations. Ghillaine is an active member of the Association of SEC Alumnae and the American Bar Association Securities Litigation Committee, for which she served as Co-Chair.