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Co-chair Litigation at Brooks Kushman PC
Chanille Carswell’s practice focuses on trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent litigation, unfair competition and appeals in a wide range of industries such as automotive, banking, construction machinery, consumer products, e-commerce and insurance. She also represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Ms Carswell also serves as the chief diversity officer of Brooks Kushman. In this role she is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning of the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives both within the firm and in our communities.
Ms Carswell’s experience includes all aspects of IP litigation from the inception of a case through trial, including motion practice, discovery, depositions and settlement negotiations. Ms Carswell has extensive experience in briefing and/or arguing motions for dismissal, summary judgment, discovery, Daubert exclusion, preliminary and permanent injunctions, contempt and sanctions. Her experience also includes trademark counselling, clearance, protection, enforcement and the management of the domestic and foreign trademark portfolios of Fortune 500 companies.
Ms Carswell has litigated cases across the country and is admitted to practise in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also been admitted pro hac vice in the US District Courts in California, Illinois and New Hampshire.
Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Ms Carswell served as a judicial law clerk for the Honourable Victoria A Roberts of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. There she researched and drafted bench memoranda, orders and opinions in various practice areas including trademark, trade dress and patent infringement, products liability and commercial law.
Ms Carswell previously worked as a staff attorney for UAW Chrysler Legal Services, where she litigated civil cases in bench and jury trials. Early in her career, Ms Carswell also worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid and Defender Association (civil and criminal divisions). During those years, she handled all aspects of litigation in civil and criminal cases, including bench and jury trials, all aspects of motion practice and discovery, settlement and plea agreements, and general legal counselling.