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Education

J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center

B.S., The George Washington University

Law Journals

Executive Editor, Georgetown Environmental Law Review

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Certifications

Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt

Hume’s practice includes a broad range of litigation and counseling matters. He represents clients in insurance coverage litigation, with a focus on professional liability, cyber, and financial services. Hume also leverages his training and experience as a Civil Engineer to represent clients in patent litigation as well as environmental litigation and regulatory compliance.

Representative Experience

  • Serves as coverage counsel for insurers in a variety of professional liability matters, including in emerging risk categories such as cyber extortion and related privacy exposures.
  • Assists insurers with monitoring of underlying defense counsel and exposure analysis in complex financial services cases, including ERISA and financial derivative class action suits.
  • Litigates patent infringement actions.
  • Provides advice and counseling to clients regarding the relative strength of their IP portfolios and susceptibility to infringement claims.
  • Advises manufacturers and trade associations regarding compliance with environmental laws and regulations, including The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk, U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), Office of Unfair Import Investigations (2015)
  • Professional Engineer (Civil) & Project Manager, VStructural, LLC (VSL) (2006-2014)