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New York, NY (June 12, 2018) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Eric A. Prager has joined the firm's Intellectual Property Transactions Practice as a partner in the New York office. Mr. Prager focuses on the advertising, digital media, and software industries, with a wide range of experience that includes strategic counseling, development and management of IP portfolios, due diligence of IP assets, and sophisticated licensing and agreement work.

He has litigated copyright, false advertising, patent, trademark, and trade secret cases in courts around the country for more than 20 years. Mr. Prager's clients include technology innovators, consumer-facing brands, trade associations, and content creators and distributors. He has spent most of his career in New York, with a three-year stint in Seattle to help open an office there for his first law firm.

Matthew T. McLaughlin, partner-in-charge of the firm's New York office, said, "Venable consistently looks to the future with a central goal of expanding our practices, especially our IP capabilities, to better serve our client base, both in New York and nationally. Eric's IP transactional knowledge will be an asset to the markets and industries we serve."

"Eric is joining a national team that has more than three decades of experience and a deep understanding of how to structure and negotiate intellectual property transactions for businesses. We look forward to welcoming him on board and integrating him into the team," said Justin E. Pierce, chair of Venable's Intellectual Property Division.

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Prager said, "The energy and dynamism of the firm immediately attracted me. Venable has the scale to take on any engagement but maintains a tight focus on teamwork and delivering personalized service to clients. In addition, the fact that the firm counts intellectual property as one of the four main pillars of its practice spoke more loudly than words that the firm appreciates the critical importance of these assets to businesses."

Mr. Prager earned a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1993 and an A.B. from Columbia College in 1990. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at Fordham for more than 10 years.

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