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Overview

Ushering in the next era of growth

Manufacturing is a path to prosperity. But the manufacturing industry is fraught with competitive, labor, sustainability, and supply chain challenges. These disruptive forces mandate that manufacturers must adapt and innovate, all while minimizing legal exposure, protecting their innovative edge, and maintaining their competitive advantage. To do those things, they need the advice of trusted legal counsel.

That is why many manufacturers turn to Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. We deliver a broad range of creative legal solutions, including litigation, regulatory, intellectual property, and transactional services, that help clients defeat challenges so they can redefine what is possible and work together to manufacture a new future.

Our experience in the manufacturing industry

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig represents industrial and commercial manufacturers throughout the United States. These companies span a range of sectors, including consumer goods, chemical manufacturing companies, raw material companies, and others. Our goal is to help our clients maximize their strategic advantages and capitalize on opportunities in the market so they can produce better results.

Our multidisciplinary team advises manufacturing companies and their suppliers on how to optimize their current operations and get ready for tomorrow. We advise our clients on growth strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, partnerships, and other transactions, to help them build their supply chains and business networks. We also work with clients to navigate regulatory compliance challenges. We defend manufacturers in a variety of venues and in a range of complex litigation claims, including product liability, toxic tort matters, and patent and other intellectual property disputes, both on defense and in enforcement.

What we do

  • Represent manufacturers in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions
  • Conduct internal investigations and due diligence
  • Protect intellectual property, including brands, inventions, and trade secrets
  • Defend clients against assertions of intellectual property claims and against product liability class actions, including warranty claims, in federal and state courts
  • Navigate the risks of manufacturer and supplier integration
  • Advise on environmental permitting and compliance
  • Audit compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Consult on labor and employment matters

Partner

Justin Banford

Partner

Alex Butterman

Partner

Charles Cantine

Partner

Joseph (Joe) Diamante

Partner

Thomas Dunlap

Partner

William Flachsbart

Partner

Bernard Goodman

Partner

Linda Graham

Partner

Robert Greenspoon

Partner

David Ludwig

Partner

Cortland Putbrese

Partner

James Reed

Partner

Philip Schwartz

Partner

Team

Thomas Hayes

Patent Agent

Anna Kinney

Patent Agent

Craig Donais

Of Counsel

Stoyan Radkov

Of Counsel

Chadwick D. Rogers

Of Counsel

Mark Magas

Associate

Farzad Panjshiri

Associate

Hyung Gyu (Leo) Sun

Associate

Frederick (Erick) Poorbaugh

Senior Associate

William (Calvin) Smith

Senior Counsel

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.