Ned Barlas

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Ned Barlas is a partner at Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC, where he concentrates his practice on structuring and negotiating corporate, commercial and intellectual property transactions. Before joining the firm, Ned spent 15 years as an IP transactions attorney with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, representing domestic and foreign companies.

Ned helps LegalSifter create, improve, and launch Sifters related to intellectual property. He ensures that our products are covering the right concepts in ways that help our clients protect themselves from bad outcomes in contract negotiations.


In addition to representing commercial businesses, Ned has counseled numerous non-profit organizations in strategic transactions. Ned has also served as a volunteer child advocate for the Support Center for Child Advocates and as a volunteer attorney for RAICES, representing detained Central American women and children refugees seeking asylum in the United States.

Early in his career Ned was a corporate associate with a large Philadelphia law firm and an IP licensing, copyright and trademark attorney with a prominent IP boutique law firm.

Ned received his J.D in 1990 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as comment editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He received his B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College in 1985. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and has been selected by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) for the 2017 and 2018 editions of IAM Strategy 300, a publication featuring the world’s top IP strategists.

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