Brooke J. Egan2018-10-09T15:38:42+00:00

Brooke J. Egan
Founding Partner
began@dgeglaw.com

Brooke has extensive experience with preventative law counseling and advice;  complex contracts related to all aspects of operations; property issues; employment and labor relations; intellectual property; and transactional matters, such as asset transfers.  Her legal services include preparation of documents and contracts relatedto businesss formation and operations and mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence and closing contractual documents.

A registered patent attorney, Brooke is experienced in trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation, licensing, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices, misappropriation of trade secrets, and intellectual property rights.

Her clients have included shipping and manufacturing operations; investment companies; media; entertainment; the energy sector, including oil and gas companies; and professional partnerships. Her legal services include negotiating, reviewing, and drafting complex contracts, leases and surface use agreements, and purchase and sale agreements; products liability; insurance defense; and workplace issues.  Her experience extends to operational issues of sole proprietorships; partnerships; and a variety of corporate entities, including subchapter S corporations, C corps, LLCs, and non-profits.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business Law
  • Corporate and Business Transactions
    • Corporate Law Issues of Formation
    • Contracts and Operational Matters
    • Employment and Labor Relations Matters
    • Internal Investigations
    • Transactional Matters
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Regulatory Compliance with State and Federal Laws Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property

    • Trademark and Copyright Prosecution

    • Licensing

    • Intellectual Property Rights and Litigation

PAST PRACTICE

  • Duncan Galloway Egan Greenwald, PLLC – December 2016 – present Founder/Partner
  • Valenti Hanley & Robinson, PLLC – 2014 – 2015-Counsel
  • Tilford Dobbins Alexander, PLLC – 2011 – 2014 -Counsel
  • American Commercial Lines Inc. – 2004 – 2011-Senior Corporate Counsel
  • Stites & Harbison, PLLC – 2001 – 2004-Associate and Registered Patent Attorney
  • Prior to practicing law, Brooke worked as a mechanical engineer in marine transportation.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Kentucky, 2002
  • U.S. District Court
  • Western District of Kentucky, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

EDUCATION

Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • J.D. – 2001
  • Tulane Law Review: Member and Senior Associate Editor, 1999-2001
  • Tulane Merit Scholarship
  • Legal Research & Writing Senior Fellow

University of Notre Dame

  • B.S. – 1994
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Brother Kerian Ryan Scholarship
  • Notre Dame Club of Alaska Merit Scholarship
  • Notre Dame Crew Team

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIP

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registered Patent Attorney
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Louisville Bar Association, Member
  • Rotary Club of Louisville, Member

APPOINTMENTS

  • Jefferson County Air Pollution Control Board, 1996-1998. Appointed by Mayor Abramson
  • Eli Lilly’s Southern Indiana Leadership, Member Class of 1996

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Branding for Success, Business First – ACG Supplement, 2011
  • Lanham Act for Artistic Expression: Literary Titles and Their Pursuit for Secondary Meaning, Tulane Law Review, Vol. 75, 2001
  • Deffenbaugh-Williams v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Title VII Punitive Damages After the Retroactivity Doctrine, Tulane Law Review, Vol. 74, 2000
  • Pollution Prevention and Used Oil Recovery, Infrastructure Journal, 1988
  • Bilge Water Recovery, Transportation Research Board Annual Record, 1998