Mary Hallerman focuses her practice on trademark, trade dress, false advertising, and copyright litigation and counseling.
Mary represents clients in high-stakes cases in federal courts throughout the United States and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has prepared numerous complaints, motions for preliminary injunction, discovery motions and dispositive motions. She works frequently with expert witnesses, supervises discovery, and leads trial and evidentiary hearing preparation. Mary plays a significant role in case strategy and management. Mary also regularly counsels clients in management of domain name portfolios, assessing litigation risks, and performing due diligence concerning trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters in corporate transactions.
Mary also regularly serves as local counsel in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, where she served as a law clerk. Mary has experience in all divisions of that court, having represented clients in over ten cases involving intellectual property, antitrust, and other commercial disputes.
Mary maintains an active pro bono practice, having experience in asylum, human trafficking, and civil rights matters. Mary and her case team were recognized by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs for their work on a pregnancy discrimination case. She represents The Mattachine Society of Washington, DC, and served a lead role in the preparation of its amicus brief in support of petitioners in Obergefell v. Hodges and the consolidated same-sex marriage cases. Mary also serves on the Firm’s Recruiting Committee and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Diversity Subcommittee.
Mary clerked for the Honorable Claude M. Hilton of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She also interned with the Honorable Henry E. Hudson of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and with the Honorable Walter S. Felton, Jr., the former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Mary was the editor-in-chief of the University of Richmond Law Review and served on the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy boards.