Dawn David is an intellectual property attorney at Holland & Hart LLP. She grew up in the Midwest, but decided to escape to the tropics for a bit, receiving her Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida. At USF, Dawn also built and raced Baja cars on the Society of Automotive Engineers team. She then headed for the Wasatch Mountains to snowboard for a year before returning to the Midwest to receive her law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Before joining Holland & Hart, Dawn practiced at Brinks Gilson & Lione in Chicago. She also interned with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. and with Unitalen Attorneys at Law in Beijing, China.
Dawn eventually made her way back to the mountains of Utah, where she insists she belongs, and joined Holland & Hart, a full-service law firm with 15 offices in the Intermountain West and D.C. As a lawyer, she focuses her practice on complex litigation involving patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Dawn assists clients in protecting, enforcing, and defending all aspects of their intellectual property portfolios. She works with clients in a range of industries from automotive and biomedical to outdoor recreation.
Her practice also includes patent prosecution, as well as client counseling and opinion work related to patents, copyrights, and trademarks. In addition, she advises clients on how to create and maintain policies to comply with copyright and trademark issues.
Dawn believes in a “work hard, play hard” lifestyle. So when she is not busy lawyering, you will likely find her in the mountains or the desert climbing, mountain biking, dirt bike riding, cycling, ice climbing, snowboarding, backcountry skiing, or hiking. Her prides and joys currently live on shelves in the gear room.