Dirk McClanahan

Mr. McClanahan is a Fairfax, Virginia native who was trained at Michigan State University College of Law, a top ten academic program for intellectual property law. Mr. McClanahan has successfully litigated matters in Virginia federal and state courts, including several multi-million dollar claims. He represents individuals and businesses, both large and small, to ensure that their legal rights are protected and enforced. Throughout his practice of law, Mr. McClanahan has worked with and litigated against several AmLaw 500 international firms, having taken part in cases with legal issues ranging from intellectual property licensing, business acquisitions, and contract enforcement and defense.

Location Vienna, Virginia
Phone 703-520-1326
Practice Areas
Business Services
Contracts
Trusts & Estate Planning
Intellectual Property
Info & Data Privacy Protection
Lawsuits & Disputes
Local Counsel
Representative Cases
  • Successfully represented John Doe’s in a reverse class action bit torrent case.
  • Successfully pursued and defended employees and employers in wrongful termination and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) cases.
  • Successfully defended employees in breach of contract case regarding covenant not to compete.
  • Represented members of a limited liability company (LLC) in a derivative lawsuit against a manager of the company.
  • Successfully defended former partner of a limited liability company (LLC) in a breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secret case.
  • Successfully drafted and negotiated intellectual property licensing agreement, which included elements of patent, trademark, and trade secret licensing valued at more than $25,000,000.00.
  • Represented a limited liability company (LLC) in successfully drafting and negotiating a patent licensing agreement for more than $15,000,000.00.
  • Successfully appealed an estate litigation to the Supreme Court of Virginia
Professional Honors & Activities
EDUCATION
  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan J.D., Juris Doctor
Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Bar Associations
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Alexandria Bar Association