Cassidy J. Grunninger



Cassidy Grunninger is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. Cassidy is located in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office where she is a member of the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practice.

Prior to Foley, Cassidy was an associate with a nationally recognized firm where she focused on domestic and international trademark clearance searches prosecuting copyright and trademark applications worldwide, negotiated and settled copyright infringement cases. She was a legal clerk for the United States Copyright Office, and her legal internships were at the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and the Recording Industry Association of America.


  • Author, “An Interview with Regan Smith, General Counsel of the U.S. Copyright Office,” Landslide® Magazine (December 2020)
  • Author, “Filing Copyright Applications During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Dunner Law PLLC Blog (September 24, 2020)
  • Author, “How Brexit will Impact Pre-existing Registrations and Pending Applications in the EU,” Dunner Law PLLC Blog (February 20, 2020)
  • Presenter, “Copyright and Trademark Law Basics for Business Owners and Creators,” Greyhounds Reach the Beach Annual Conference (October 2019)
  • Presenter, “Trademark Standard of Use: Registration vs. Infringement,” Dunner Law Lunch and Learn (May 2019)
  • Presenter, “Upcoming Influential Copyright Cases in 2019,” Dunner Law Lunch and Learn (January 2019)
  • Author, “Dunner Law Trademarks 101: What is a Trademark?” Dunner Law PLLC Blog (November 27, 2019)
  • Author, “Combatting Online Copyright Infringement,” Dunner Law PLLC Blog (February 20, 2018)
  • Author, “A Tale of Two Composers: An Argument for a Limited Expansion of Moral Rights for Composers,” 24 J. Intell. Prop. L. (2017)
  • Moderator, “Big Data and the Law: Exploring Legal Issues in Big Data,” Board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law (January 27, 2017) 


  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 2017)
    • Senior online editor, Executive Board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law
    • Research assistant for Professor Andrea Dennis (Fall 2015)
    • Recipient of the Hughes Spalding, Frank Brogan Memorial and Tuition Equalization Scholarships
    • Member of the American Bar Association and Student Bar Associations
    • Member of the International Law, Intellectual Property Law and Sports and Entertainment Law Societies
    • Member, Women in IP
    • Attended, European Union Business Law
    • Attended, WTO Trade Practice Summer Program, Brussels & Geneva
  • University of Colorado (M.M., 2014)
    • Recipient, Nancy & Ted Anderson Music Scholarship
    • Recipient, Pete Smythe AMRC Scholarship
    • Recipient, Peter and Julianne Steinhauer Scholarship
  • Mercer University (B.A., 2009)
    • Recipient, Dean’s List
    • Recipient, Presidential Scholarship
    • Winner, Mercer Chamber Music Ensemble Competition

Professional Memberships 

  • Vice-chair of philanthropy, Washington Performing Arts Junior Board


  • District of Columbia
  • New York