Attorney Gail J. Berritt
Since 1987, Gail J. Berritt has been making difficult legal concepts understandable to her clients and guarding their intellectual property and business risks; first at leading law firms in New York and Illinois and then at her own Connecticut-based firm. She applies her experience in a cost effective manner to help companies expand their businesses through marketing, licensing and other contractual arrangements. She assists companies in managing legal risks in the use and distribution of products and services, whether delivered online, through the “cloud” or through traditional channels. She also designs strategies for protecting intellectual property and customer privacy. Gail’s clients range from start-ups to multinational corporations. Many of her clients are software licensors and business process outsourcers, but she also works with numerous companies in publishing, consumer products and other industries.
Prior to opening her practice, Ms. Berritt was counsel to Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in New York City. At Brobeck, she worked primarily with start-up and mid-size companies in structuring their customer and distribution agreements, negotiating agreements with information and software suppliers, developing licensing programs, drafting web site privacy policies and many other matters. She also provided expertise in strategic alliances and revenue-sharing arrangements.
Before joining Brobeck, Ms. Berritt was a partner at the Chicago law firm of Gardner, Carton & Douglas (now Drinker, Biddle and Reath). While at Gardner, she counseled Fortune 500 manufacturers and service providers to address their contractual needs, including sophisticated outsourcing agreements and multinational distribution contracts. She also served as a member of the firm’s Cyberlaw Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Health Information and Technology Group.
Ms. Berritt has spoken and written on licensing, e-commerce and intellectual property topics. She received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School (magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law Review editor) and is licensed to practice law in Connecticut, New York and Illinois.