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J. (Jay) T. Westermeier

J. (Jay) T. Westermeier

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Reston, VA, USA

John  Westermeier

Primary Areas of Practice
  Intellectual Property: Information Technology Licensing and Dispute Resolution

Law School
  American University Washington College of Law (JD)

Graduate School The George Washington University (LLM and MBA)

Work History

  • Arent Fox (1979-1979);
  • Abrams, Westermeier & Goldberg (1979-1989);
  • Partner, Fenwick & West (1989-1998);
  • Partner, DLA Piper (1998-2008);
  • Of Counsel, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (2008-current)

Professional Memberships

J.T. Westermeier is Of Counsel at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP resident in the firm's Reston, Virginia office. He is past president of the International Technology Law Association (formerly known as the Computer Law Association); Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation; 2001 Burton Award for Legal Achievement and only lawyer to receive the Association of Information Technology Professionals Distinguished Information Sciences Award; serves on or has served on many advisory boards; and is U.S. correspondent for Computer Law Review International. He is listed in Intellectual Asset Management magazine's "IAM300-The World's Leading IP Strategists" (2009-2012); Top Attorneys in Virginia (Intellectual Property; Richmond Magazine; 2011-2012); Top Attorneys in Washington, D.C. (Intellectual Property, DC Magazine; 2011-2012); Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Intellectual Property; 2011-2012); The International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers; 2009-2012); Best Attorneys in America (Information Technology; 2001-2013); Best Attorneys in Virginia (Best Lawyers; 2013); Best Attorneys in Washington, DC (2013); Virginia Super Lawyers (Intellectual Property; 2006-2012); Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers (Intellectual Property; 2007-2013); Super Lawyers Corporate Edition of Top Attorneys in Business Services (Intellectual Property; 2007-2012), The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2008-2013); The Legal Eagles Most Respected in the Commonwealth of Virginia as published in Virginia Living (April 2012); rated "AV Preeminent" for 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell for excellence in both legal ability and ethical practice; and many other lists of distinction. Jay is a West Point graduate. In addition to his BS from the U.S. Military Academy, he has an MBA and LLM from George Washington University and a JD from American University, where he served on the law review. He also has been certified by the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals as a Certified Computer Professional. In addition to his counseling and transaction practice, he serves as a legal expert witness, arbitrator and mediator, and litigates in federal and state courts.


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