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Ian Brekke
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5016 ibrekke@cov.com Download V-card

Ian Brekke is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, advising clients across a broad range of government contracting issues, including providing pharmaceutical companies and defense contractors with guidance on government investigations, FAR and DFARS requirements, contract novation, and intellectual property rights.

Mr. Brekke is also a litigator, with experience representing clients in high-stakes patent litigation in both Federal District Court and the International Trade Commission.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Brekke clerked for Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge Robert B. Kugler on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Before that, Mr. Brekke spent a year litigating RFRA lawsuits at Alliance Defending Freedom in Washington, DC.

  • Represented major pharmaceutical company during contract novation discussions with government after client acquired original contractor’s assets and completed technology transfer.
  • Advised defense contractor on its intellectual property rights in proprietary information provided to Department of Defense agency as part of a manufacturing contract.
  • Counseled major pharmaceutical company regarding enforcement of its intellectual property rights in a drug product for which the government had limited rights to license and use for government purposes.
  • Evaluated pharmaceutical contractor’s options for fulfilling existing requirements contract and advised on strategy for proposing modification of future requirements in light of FDA investigation and changed production capabilities, while ensuring continued compliance with contract terms.
  • Advised government services contractor on compliance with SBA mentor-protégé program, and provided advice on drafting new mentor-protégé and joint venture agreements.
  • Represented group of media technology companies in high stakes patent litigation against major U.S. television provider in Federal District Court and in International Trade Commission Investigation.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federalist Society
  • American Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • Alliance Defending Freedom, Law Clerk (2013-2014)