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Brian R. Westley
+1 202 408 4182

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Virginia


  • American University, Washington College of Law
    J.D., cum laude, 2012
  • James Madison University
    B.S., Journalism, 2000

Brian R. Westley


Brian Westley focuses his practice on copyright law as well as trademark litigation and prosecution. He counsels clients on fair use, website Terms of Use agreements, and the selection, clearance, registration, and maintenance of trademarks in the United States.

Mr. Westley served as a summer associate at Finnegan and as a law clerk during his third year of law school.


  • Served as editor-in-chief of the American University Law Review, 2011-2012.
  • Interned at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in 2010 and the Federal Communications Commission in 2011.
  • Worked as a journalist for nine years prior to attending law school, serving as national broadcast editor, Mid-Atlantic Bureau supervisor, and reporter with The Associated Press.

Professional Activities

  • Copyright Society of the United States of America
  • International Trademark Association

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