James B. Medek

I focus on intellectual property and technology law at Jump, providing counsel on a broad range of issues including IP and software licensing, trade secret protection, patent strategy, and negotiation of service agreements. Due to Jump's focus on research and development, I get to work with a variety of technology areas such as high-performance computing, software development, telecommunications, and data analysis.

Prior to joining Jump, I was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, focusing on intellectual property and technology litigation and transactional matters involving a wide range of technologies. As a litigator, I was involved in both jury and bench trials in federal court, and have extensive experience in arguing motions, managing associate teams, taking and defending depositions of fact, corporate, and expert witnesses, and coordinating all other aspects of discovery and e-Discovery. I also advised on various technology transactions relating to software and digital devices, including software and technology service agreements, licensing agreements, and mergers and acquisitions.

My pro bono work focuses on assistance for the working poor, with a particular focus on housing law. I have argued several cases in Illinois state court related to retaliatory eviction and other unfair housing practices. In 2014, the team I lead was awarded the 2014 "Volunteer of the Year" award by the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing. I also serve on the Finance Committee for the Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS), and am the former president of the CARPLS Associate Board.

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Areas of Practice 1) Corporate and 2) IP Counsel
Law School New York University School of Law (J.D.,2007)
Education Purdue University (B.S.,2004)
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Jump Trading LLC
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jbmedek
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