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Ian L. Barlow

Associate

, Bryan Cave LLP
Washington

Tel

1 202 508 6261

Fax

1 202 220 7561
ian.barlow@bryancave.com
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Ian L. Barlow

Associate


Washington



1155 F Street, N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, District of Columbia 20004-1357

Phone:

1 202 508 6261

Fax:

1 202 220 7561

email:

ian.barlow@bryancave.com

Ian Barlow litigates commercial, intellectual property, and employment disputes.  In that capacity, he focuses on helping clients protect their trademarks and trade secrets, enforce non-compete agreements, and defend claims of wrongful termination and harassment.  He has appeared before numerous state and federal courts.

Mr. Barlow also maintains an active pro bono practice.  He has helped a homeless client win disability benefits, served as a guardian ad litem for the court in a child custody proceeding, and litigated to recover an orphan’s stolen inheritance.  He has also fought against voting laws that restrict access to the polls.  

Before joining Bryan Cave, Mr. Barlow volunteered as a staff attorney at the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the District of Maryland, where he represented defendants in federal wire fraud trials.  During law school, he was an intern for the Hon. Reggie B. Walton (D.D.C.) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office (S.D.N.Y.)  He also represented clients in unemployment benefits hearings through the law school’s employment law clinic.

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers 2014, "Rising Star"
  • Graduate of Anti-Defamation League, Glass Leadership Institute (2013)

Ian Barlow litigates commercial, intellectual property, and employment disputes.  In that capacity, he focuses on helping clients protect their trademarks and trade secrets, enforce non-compete agreements, and defend claims of wrongful termination and harassment.  He has appeared before numerous state and federal courts.

Mr. Barlow also maintains an active pro bono practice.  He has helped a homeless client win disability benefits, served as a guardian ad litem for the court in a child custody proceeding, and litigated to recover an orphan’s stolen inheritance.  He has also fought against voting laws that restrict access to the polls.  

Before joining Bryan Cave, Mr. Barlow volunteered as a staff attorney at the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the District of Maryland, where he represented defendants in federal wire fraud trials.  During law school, he was an intern for the Hon. Reggie B. Walton (D.D.C.) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office (S.D.N.Y.)  He also represented clients in unemployment benefits hearings through the law school’s employment law clinic.

Select Representations

  • Represent luxury goods manufacturer in lawsuits to enforce and protect its trademarks.  Coach, Inc. v. Surf Beachwear, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44155 (D. Md. Mar. 28, 2013); Coach, Inc. v. Farmers Mkt. & Auction, 881 F. Supp. 2d 695 (D. Md. 2012).
  • Defend University against claim for unlawful termination in violation of Family and Medical Leave Act.  Miles v. Univ. of the D.C., et. al., No. 12-cv-12-378, 2013 WL 5817657 (D.D.C. Oct. 30, 2013).
  • Defend University against claim for sexual harassment by supervisory employee.  Bello v. Howard Univ., 898 F. Supp. 2d 213 (D.D.C. 2012).
  • Litigate to vacate arbitration verdict awarding former executive unpaid wages.  Atkinson v. Grindstone Capital, LLC,  --- F. Supp.2d ----, 2014 WL 448547 (D.D.C. Feb. 5, 2014).
  • Enforce non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disclosure agreement for solar energy provider.
  • Advise insurance company on entering non-competition agreements with current and prospective employees.
  • Litigate and negotiate claims under Maryland Wage Payment Collection Law.

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia, 2011

Maryland, 2009

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Education

The George Washington University, J.D., 2009

Washington University, B.A., with honors, 2004

Publications

  • "The Prosecutorial Misconduct Report in United States v. Stevens And the Fairness in Evidence Disclosure Act of 2012: Two Strong Steps Toward Open File Discovery," Bloomberg BNA Insights, May 2012
  • "Supreme Court to Determine Whether Corporations Are Liable in U.S. Courts for Human Rights Violations Committed Abroad," Bryan Cave LLP Client Alert, 2011
  • “The Domestic Industry Requirement And National Treatment Under GATT and TRIPS: Is Section 337 GATT and WTO Consistent?,” 337 Reporter, Vol. XXIV, p.103, Summer 2008 

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers 2014, "Rising Star"
  • Graduate of Anti-Defamation League, Glass Leadership Institute (2013)