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NOV. 8, 2018 – The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has expanded its highly regarded trademark and intellectual property practice group with a team from Cairncross & Hempelmann led by partner Jeff Nelson.

Mr. Nelson’s practice focuses on intellectual property protection and enforcement strategies for a wide array of clients, ranging from emerging companies to established industry leaders in the music, gaming, media, and food/beverage industries.

“We see Jeff’s experience and his team as enabling us to further expand Davis Wright Tremaine’s already strong reputation in the areas of intellectual property and entertainment,” said Alexandra Nicholson, chair of the firm’s Media, Entertainment, and Intellectual Property group.

“Davis Wright Tremaine’s renowned national practices in media, entertainment, technology, and IP provide a powerful platform to support the full breadth of my practice and to expand the services I can offer my clients,” said Mr. Nelson. “I’m very excited about the opportunities made possible by this move.”  

In addition to his private practice, Mr. Nelson is highly committed to community service and is currently board president of Art With Heart, a nonprofit that supports children experiencing trauma or adversity. He is also the former board chair of Washington Lawyers for the Arts.

Joining Mr. Nelson in moving to Davis Wright Tremaine are associate Lauren Schulz, trademark paralegal Mary Hadley, and legal assistant Chelsea Fox.

About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a national law firm with more than 550 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. In the most recent edition of World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000, Davis Wright Tremaine was one of just 30 firms in the U.S. recognized as a national trademark leader, and one of just two in Washington state to receive the Gold ranking. For more information, visit