Tyler Hale

Hale Tyler

Tyler Hale is an associate in Venable’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. His practice focuses on the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law. He regularly litigates novel issues involving monopolies and unfair competition with an eye toward establishing favorable and sound precedent for his clients and industries. Tyler has equal experience on both sides of competition issues, having represented injured plaintiffs in multi-million-dollar Sherman Act actions and defendants in international cartel investigations.

Tyler actively advises on strategy at every stage of disputes, from pre-filing counseling to settlement. He has litigated temporary restraining orders, first-chaired depositions, and secured valuable precedent from judicial opinions.

Tyler has represented clients in several industries, including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, media, and consumer products. He is also active in emerging issues concerning intellectual property and the internet, including pursuing new strategies for anti-counterfeiting and online brand protection.


Representative Matters

  • On behalf of a generic drug manufacturer, brought suit against a multi-billion-dollar drug brand for monopolization under a novel "product hop" theory. Obtained favorable rulings that significantly developed the area of law and influenced pharmaceutical industry business practices.
  • Litigated a temporary restraining order and subsequent Rule 12 motions on behalf of a telecommunications service provider in bet-the-company litigation against a would-be monopolist. Secured a favorable settlement that allowed the company to remain active in the market.
  • Defended patent owner from Walker Process counterclaims, forcing global settlement.
  • Manages comprehensive online trademark and reputational management programs for clients in a variety of industries and has obtained numerous UDRP orders against infringing websites.




  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2013
  • B.A. English summa cum laude Georgetown University 2010
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • Eastern District of Virginia


Pro Bono

In 2015, Tyler served as the inaugural Gerry Treanor Pro Bono Fellow for Venable. He worked full-time with Bread for the City Legal Clinic in Washington, DC, where he represented low-income tenants pro bono in all forms of housing disputes. Through the Fellowship, he litigated extensively in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and advocated on behalf of clients before local and federal administrative bodies.