Kadmiel E. Perez

Associate

Overview

Kadmiel Perez is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and Sports & Entertainment Group.

Since joining Foley, Kadmiel’s practice has largely focused on IP litigation. Kadmiel has been involved in patent litigation related to security software, wireless communications, medical devices, image processing systems, and industrial farming equipment. He also has experience litigating copyright, trademark, trade dress, and trade secret matters.

Kadmiel has also been involved with Foley’s Sports & Entertainment group, assisting in the formulation of the Foley Esports Survey, and investigating future growth opportunities within the Esports industry. Relatedly, Kadmiel has also provided IP due diligence and counseling to various companies, in order to identify valuable IP assets and potential liabilities. 

Kadmiel is also committed to serving his community and consistently providing pro bono legal services, having devoted 150+ hours to pro bono matters each year since he has been in the firm. The pro bono matters that Kadmiel has successfully served as counsel include: representing a prominent non-profit organization in a copyright infringement dispute; litigating constitutional law challenges, in conjunction with the ACLU; representing a homeless veteran in a social security disability appeal; and providing other various discrete legal services (e.g., contract review, administrative filings, dispute resolution) to local charitable organizations.

No matter the issue or matter, Kadmiel strives to not only provide his clients with worthwhile and cost-effective legal services, but also to identify opportunities and add value for his clients.
      
Prior to joining Foley, Kadmiel worked as a legal clerk and paralegal aide at a prominent Tallahassee-based law firm. As a law student. Kadmiel gained experience as a legal department intern at Harris Corporation, where he researched and drafted answers to urgent and complex legal matters, mostly in the areas of intellectual property and government contracting.

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2017)
    • Graduated top 20 percent of the class
    • Member of the Law Review, Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, and Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
    • Founded and became the President of the Intellectual Property Law Society and was an active member of the mock trial team
  • Florida State University (B.S., 2013)
    • Studied Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Received the Top University Freshman Scholarship Award
    • Dean's List
    • President of the Chi Phi Fraternity
    • Member of the executive board of Dance Marathon, a non-profit organization that raised over $700,000 benefitting the Children's Miracle Network

Admissions

  • California

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