Thompson LLP is proud to announce that the National Law Journal named Ben Thompson a 2023 Intellectual Property Trailblazer. The IP Trailblazers list recognizes professionals working as agents of change in their practice areas. The selection committee was especially intrigued by Ben’s efforts in “the building of the global syndicate of international local counsel.”
When asked about what concepts have led him to becoming a trailblazer, Ben referenced the need for a network of partners, but explained how that network can be achieved more efficiently, noting = “dealmakers and businesses have realized they don’t always need a law firm with international offices to transact cross-border. You don’t need a firm with 1,500 lawyers in 25 countries to do a deal in Argentina. Our network provides the solution efficiently. The network becomes a product — we have reach, so we are a competitive option internationally.”
Ben is the managing partner of Thompson LLP and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters, often based in or involving complex intellectual property issues. He regularly represents buyers, sellers, and other interested parties in acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and strategic alliances. To learn more about Ben, please click here.
To learn more about the selection criteria for the NationalLaw Journal’s IP Trailblazers list and to see the 2023 honorees, click here.