Brynne Grady
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EMAIL bgrady@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 216.348.5745


Brynne is an associate attorney in the Intellectual Property Department of the Cleveland Office. She joined McDonald Hopkins in September 2018 after working as an associate at Jones Day in Cleveland, where her practice included product liability/business and torts litigation and pro bono work.

Brynne has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts. She has experience with every aspect of a case, from the pleadings through appeal. Brynne has been a member of multiple trial teams in cases tried to verdict. She has experience in all aspects of discovery; drafting pleadings, motions, responses, and other filings; preparing for, taking, and defending depositions; and preparing witnesses to testify in court.

Brynne has experience with all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Since joining McDonald Hopkins, Brynne has done extensive work litigating intellectual property claims. In addition to litigation, Brynne is involved with trademark counseling and portfolio management, including analysis and counseling regarding the opposition of potentially infringing trademark applications filed in the U.S. and other jurisdictions.

Brynne also has experience negotiating, drafting, and counseling clients regarding contracts, including licensing and settlement agreements.

Brynne’s pro bono practice includes counseling individuals at free advice clinics; representing clients in municipal court; and counseling nonprofits regarding formation and attaining tax exempt status. While at Jones Day, she also worked on the Clemency Project—evaluating federal inmate applicants for clemency and making recommendations to the Project—and the Laredo Project—interviewing and representing detained individuals in their efforts to gain asylum in the United States, evaluating their cases, and working with their U.S. sponsors to get them released from immigration detention centers on bond.

In 2014-15, Brynne served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard K. Eaton at the United States Court of International Trade in New York City.

Brynne earned her J.D. from Albany Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude. Her B.A. in geological sciences was completed at the State University of New York at Geneseo.


Admissions - Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Admissions - State

  • Ohio


  • Albany Law School
  • State University of New York at Geneseo

Professional Membership

  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • Extra Life, benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, North Coast Gamer Guild Fundraising Chair