Potomac Law is pleased to announce that Partners Derek Adams, Julia Anne Matheson, Christopher Meazell and Janet Satterthwaite have been named to the Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list for 2023, a distinction given to only five percent of attorneys in a state or region. Partner Elissa Brockbank Reese has been named a Rising Star, an honor given to only 2.5 percent. 

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.  

Adams focuses his practice on False Claims Act defense, white-collar matters, government investigations, and litigation. He has broad experience representing clients facing allegations of financial and loan fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud, and other types of fraud throughout the country. Mr. Adams helps clients respond to government subpoenas or Civil Investigative Demands, and he regularly defends clients facing Department of Justice investigations and actions. He is a former trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.  

Matheson is consistently recognized as one of the country’s top trademark lawyers, a practical and business oriented advisor, effective brand advocate, and strategist. In practice for more than 30 years, Matheson’s practice covers all areas of trademark, trade dress, product configuration, and unfair competition law including worldwide clearance, portfolio management, and enforcement, due diligence, false advertising, licensing, social media, and internet disputes. She has been lead counsel in well over 100 inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and has significant experience litigating in federal district courts. Matheson represents clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies and multi-national organizations. 

Meazell solves complex business problems through advocacy and counseling. He represents clients in a wide range of matters including contract and content licensing disputes, business torts, cases involving trade secrets and unfair competition, patent, copyright and trademark infringement, as well as bankruptcy litigation and the direction of regulatory and legislative strategy and compliance. He has particular expertise representing media companies of all sizes. Prior to law school, Mr. Meazell was a professional musician with extensive recording and performance experience. 

Satterthwaite is an internationally recognized and versatile trademark attorney equally skilled in contentious and noncontentious matters. She provides one-stop guidance on worldwide trademark counseling, prosecution and portfolio management, licensing, enforcement/litigation, and cyberspace problems for brands across a variety of industries, from famous global brands to start-ups. Satterthwaite leads many trademark, domain name, copyright and false advertising lawsuits in federal courts and numerous other U.S. federal district and appellate courts and, with local counsel, in foreign countries.  

Brockbank Reese represents clients in connection with a broad range of intellectual property rights with an emphasis on enforcement and litigation. Her work includes trademark and trade dress infringement, internet keyword advertising, cybersquatting and domain name disputes, trademark dilution, Lanham Act false advertisings, deceptive and misleading advertising under the FTC Act, state deceptive trade practices, rights of publicity issues, trade secret issues, copyright infringement, issues arising under the DMCA, social networking issues, and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. 

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