The former vice president and associate general counsel of Verizon’s intellectual property department has joined the Washington office of Hunton & Williams, the firm announced Monday.
Leonard Suchyta joins the firm as counsel, where he will focus on intellectual property and IP litigation. He has worked on allocation and licensing of intellectual property, cross-license portfolios, transfer of purchase and litigation settlements.
In an interview, Suchyta said he would continue to do much of the same work at Hunton.
“It’s exactly the same thing I was doing at Verizon,” Suchyta said. “Now I’m doing it here and looking at it from the perspective of an in-house client.”
Suchyta said that his decision to join the firm was to maintain his practice after retiring from Verizon. “I continue to enjoy the practice of law,” he said.
Before joining Verizon, Suchyta held similar positions with GTE, Bellcore and Data General, according to a news release.