Brian is of counsel in our New York office.

Brian P. McCloskey
Brian P. McCloskey
Of Counsel
New York
P+1 929 612 4025
Brian P. McCloskey

Brian practices in the Licensing, Strategic Partnering and Commercial Transactions group, focusing on advising start-up and emerging companies and venture capitalists. He advises company clients on patent, trademark and trade secret strategy and protection, licensing, third-party IP disputes, and IP and brand enforcement strategy.  Brian also provides investors with patent and trademark due diligence, portfolio evaluation, and IP risk assessment.

Brian has a technical background and extensive experience in high-tech and life sciences industries including software, semiconductors, computer architecture, networking and telecom, medical devices, small molecules, and material sciences.

Brian was previously the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at personal care product manufacturing company Avon and has over a decade of private practice experience as a litigator and IP advisor in corporate transactions.


  • New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • Cornell University, A.B., Biology