Mr Alexander Koff
Partner and Co-Chair, International Practice, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
Alexander W. Koff is a partner and Co-Chair of the International Practice at the U.S. law firm Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP. His diverse intellectual property rights practice spans a variety of industries with a special emphasis on China, Hong Kong, and Asia. Alex speaks and writes regularly on the topic. In 2011, he presented the results of a 9-month intellectual property rights study at the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
In addition to his legal practice, Alex was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Maryland/DC District Export Council, where he serves as Vice Chair and Chair of the Trade Policy Committee. Alex serves on various boards, including the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Jhpiego (an international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and dedicated to maternal health issues in developing countries), and the Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership.
Alex’s awards and honors include an AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell (highest awarded), and he is listed in International Who's Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers (since 2010, one of roughly 250 worldwide), Best Lawyers in America (since 2011), International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, (since 2011), Benchmark Litigation 2011: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, and other respected publications.
Alex received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a masters' degree in philosophy in international relations from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. His full resume is at http://www.wtplaw.com/professionals/alexander-w-koff.