Sarah Bro - McDermott Will & Emery


Sarah Bro is the office managing partner for the Firm’s Orange County office. She focuses her practice on trademark prosecution, enforcement and brand portfolio management, as well as licensing, due diligence, copyright, right of publicity and domain name matters.

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  • Advised on the strategic re-branding of a pioneering medical real estate and physician practice solution company as a key aspect of a private-equity investment
  • Negotiated the brand license and coexistence terms of an acquisition by a private equity-backed strategic buyer of an innovative concierge medicine system
  • Comprehensive management of global trademark portfolios for Fortune 100 and international clients in a wide array of industries

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  • Chambers USA, Band 1, 2022-2023
  • The Legal 500 USA, Recommended Lawyer, 2022-2023
  • JD Supra, Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Author – Trademarks, 2021-2024
  • Lexology, Legal Influencers Q1, 2021
  • World Trademark Review 1000, Leading Trademark Practitioner, 2020-2023

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  • Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association, board member
  • Whittier Law School Alumni Association, board member and bar prep mentorship coordinator
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), law firm committee member, culture subcommittee leader; recognized as a high-performing committee member, 2023

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Whittier Law School, JD, summa cum laude, Outstanding Fellow for Intellectual Property, 2009
Western Michigan University, BA, summa cum laude, 2003


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