David Modzeleski

Senior Vice President, IP and Litigation at Discovery, Inc

David Modzeleski serves as senior vice president, IP and litigation at Discovery, Inc. In this capacity, Mr Modzeleski is responsible for managing the company’s global IP portfolio and litigation function. He oversees all clearance, prosecution, policing, dispute, anti-piracy and enforcement efforts associated with the company’s intellectual property for all domestic and international networks, as well as its direct-to-consumer and digital offerings. As the company’s lead IP attorney, he is tasked with protecting the company’s valuable intellectual property and helping it to manage risk as it continues to innovate and launch exciting new shows, brands, products and service offerings.

Mr Modzeleski joined Discovery in 2012 from the firm Arent Fox LLP in Washington DC. At Arent Fox, Mr Modzealeski was a member of the IP practice group and managed several large global brand portfolios for companies in a variety of industries, including media, telecoms, hospitality, hand and power tools, fashion, sporting goods, pharmaceuticals and restaurant services. He was also an active member of the firm's pro bono committee providing legal services to families of children in need.

Before entering private practice, Mr Modzeleski served as a law clerk to Thomas Rawles Jones, Jr in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia – Alexandria Division. He is licensed to practise law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Professional associations

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • INTA
  • Maryland State Bar


  • Internet/online
  • Media
  • Personal/household
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

Firm details

Discovery, Inc
Silver Spring
United States

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