LOS ANGELES, CA (October 1, 2020) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Jeff Joyner has joined the firm as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Joyner's diverse and sophisticated experience includes transactions, litigation, government affairs, and consulting, often as an outside general counsel and adviser to Fortune 100 companies, serial entrepreneurs, investment funds, and high-net-worth individuals, with a passion for products and services that make an impact on health, wellness, and sustainability.
Mitchell Evall, partner-in-charge of Venable's Los Angeles office, said, "We are very excited to have Jeff join Venable. He is an extremely talented lawyer and business adviser who combines being very knowledgeable with the ability to be very practical."
Mr. Joyner coordinates and manages international legal teams as outside general counsel for companies across an expansive set of industries, including health and wellness products, clean technologies, advanced transportation, alternative energy, consumer products, entertainment and media, clothing and apparel, and food and beverage, among others. He helps clients achieve such goals as incentives, grants and funding to public offerings, joint venture partners, acquisitions, and the protection and aggregation of intellectual property.
In addition to serving as outside counsel, Mr. Joyner's passion for sustainability and emerging technologies has made him a leader within organizations at the forefront of these industries. He has advised and been an active limited partner of one of the first clean technology venture funds that has included a portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) protocols, efficient lighting, energy efficiency rebates, solar, carbon credit management, water purification, and bio pesticide companies. He has also co-founded and co-chaired alliances and foundations to help develop client industries resulting in jobs and economic growth through organizations like the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.
Mr. Joyner's standing as a trusted adviser is built on a foundation in intellectual property law and a wealth of experience developing and protecting his clients' most valuable assets. He is regularly sought after to serve as lead trial counsel in litigation involving substantial damage claims in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, Mr. Joyner has significant experience in the execution of worldwide intellectual property development, acquisition, protection, enforcement, branding, and licensing programs for patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrighted works. Mr. Joyner utilizes his expansive knowledge to advise clients in the entertainment and media industry on matters ranging from the launch of clothing, product, and technology companies for celebrities to copyright audits and sophisticated analysis of musical icons' estates for the exploitation of copyrighted works with combined value in the millions of dollars.
Mr. Joyner has not only been instrumental as lead counsel on significant transactions and bet-the-company litigation, but also in supporting clients by founding coalitions advocating for policy and legislative frameworks for industry clusters, such as natural care products; advanced transportation, including electric, autonomous, and connected vehicles; AI; blockchain; and the convergence of entertainment and media with technology.
Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Joyner said, "Venable understands the value of cultivating trusted advisers whose capabilities extend well beyond a straightforward understanding of the law. This holistic approach to client service perfectly encompasses the multidisciplinary nature of my practice. I look forward to leveraging this platform to benefit my clients, continue growing emerging industries, and contribute to the well-being of our community."
Mr. Joyner received his J.D., cum laude, from Southwestern University School of Law, and his B.S. from The George Washington University.
Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, high-net-worth entrepreneurs, and other individuals. With more than 850 professionals across the country, including in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary, advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit https://www.venable.com/.