Press Releases | 04/22/2014

Brooks Kushman Announces Addition of Senior Attorney


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Building upon the firm`s expertise, Brooks Kushman, P.C. has hired Gary Donohue as a Senior Attorney. Donohue brings a wealth of expertise to better serve Brooks Kushman`s clients in the automotive and financial industries.

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Donohue oversaw all aspects pertaining to trademarks, copyrights and patents for Ally Financial as Intellectual Property Counsel. In this position, he was responsible for the company`s international trademark portfolio, patent litigation and the selection and management of outside counsel, which also included providing critical legal counsel during the rebranding from GMAC to Ally.

“We are excited to announce the addition of Gary Donohue to the Brooks Kushman team” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. “Through his work with Ally, Gary has experienced first-hand the needs of our corporate clients. I am confident his experience will help us better serve our current clients, while expanding our business in the automotive and financial industries.”

Prior to his work as Intellectual Property Counsel at Ally, Donohue served as In-house Counsel and as an attorney for GMAC Insurance Holdings, where he provided counsel on general business and insurance matters, which included providing legal support during the multi-billion dollar sale of GMAC.

Donohue holds a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University, a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan as well as the International Trademark Association.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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