Anna Mercado Clark
Partner, Practice Team Leader, Phillips Lytle LLP
Years in current role: 11 years at Phillips Lytle
Clark handles digital forensics investigations, IP anti-theft measures and reviews IP agreements.
What has been your biggest success over the past year?
Phillips Lytle LLP is expanding and I am proud to assist in this effort, which has attracted various talented and diverse attorneys. I was also appointed as Co-Chair of the Privacy and Computer Crime Committee and Vice-Chair of the Cloud Computing Committee of the Science & Technology Section of the ABA.
What are your expectations for the rest of this year?
I expect to continue to help grow the firm’s technology and IP practices, among other things, and to assist our clients in designing innovative solutions to manage the constantly evolving technological and legal developments that can make IP protection challenging.
What advice would you give someone starting an intellectual property practice right now?
Find opportunities to learn and get hands-on experience, including through volunteer and bar association participation. Engage with others who practice in the area to get different perspectives and think creatively about issues.
What is one personal goal you have for the next year?
I aim to find ways to support and assist in integrating the firm’s new personnel; expand our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts; and continue to pursue innovative ways to serve our clients’ needs.