Joseph Drayton


Whether it's in the courtroom or paving new paths for the next generation of lawyers, my clients, peers and community rely on me to be a change agent.

Joseph Drayton is a first chair trial lawyer who has represented the nation’s largest enterprises in competitive and strategic litigation involving varied forms of technology. Joe’s mission as a lawyer is to find solutions to issues and disputes plaguing clients. Joe's practice background includes a broad range of intellectual property and complex commercial matters including patent litigation, trademark and copyright usage, trade dress, design patents and false advertising.

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  • Cooley Protects Launch of Hailey Rhode Bieber’s Rhode Skin Care Line by Defeating Preliminary Injunction Motion 

Superior dedication to client service – Law360, Client Service All-Stars

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
    JD, 1997

  • University of Maryland, College Park
    BS, 1993

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia


New York


  • American Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Council

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association

  • National Bar Association

  • New York City Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Super Lawyers: Top IP Lawyer

    New York Law Journal: 2018 Distinguished Leader

    Lawdragon: 500 Leading Lawyers

    IAM Patent 1000: Nation's Best Advocates - 40 Lawyers Under 40

    Savoy Magazine - Most Influential Black Lawyers

    The New York City Bar Association: Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award (2014)

    Leadership Council on Legal Diversity: Fellow (2013)

    Legal 500: Dispute Resolution – General Commercial Disputes; Intellectual Property: Patents - Litigation; Trade Secrets – Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters)



2016 BTI Client Service All-Stars

Joe was one of 30 IP attorneys selected for their superior dedication to client service.

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