Prince Lobel Welcomes Associates Jonathan DeBlois, Brandon Cuffy, and Erinn Cawthon

Firm News · September 14, 2017

Prince Lobel is pleased to announce the arrival of three new associates: Intellectual Property attorney Jonathan DeBlois, Corporate attorney Brandon Cuffy, and Media and First Amendment practitioner Erinn Cawthon.

Jonathan DeBlois concentrates his practice in patent, copyright, and trademark litigation. He has been involved in numerous cases in federal court, including district court and Court of Appeals proceedings, relating to a wide span of technologies, from wireless communication devices to asset-tracking systems. He also has experience with trademark prosecution, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition matters.

DeBlois has represented many public and private organizations through various stages of intellectual property litigation. He has assisted one large publicly traded company in dozens of patent litigation cases and has secured multiple favorable settlements.

“Jon has experience with an array of intellectual property issues in many different courts and contexts,” said Managing Partner Craig Tateronis. “He will be an asset to our rapidly growing IP practice.”

Brandon Cuffy joins the Corporate Practice Group, where he will assist business clients with various transactions throughout their formation and growth. He has worked with large operating companies, start-ups, and closely held businesses on an array of corporate matters, including entity formation, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and equity financings. Cuffy regularly assists business principals with contracts and licensing agreements, as well as with securities law compliance.

Cuffy has represented the subsidiary of a former NYSE-listed investment bank in its sale of tax credit interests held in a number of special limited partnerships.  Additionally, he has represented a well-regarded New England-based real estate investment firm in connection with over $50 million of investments as a major limited partner to a nationally recognized private equity real estate firm.

“Brandon has the know-how to help guide companies through the various stages of development and to remain a trusted advisor along the way,” said Tateronis. “Our clients will appreciate his experience and understanding of what it takes to help businesses succeed.”

Erinn Cawthon comes to Prince Lobel with a background in broadcast journalism. A graduate of Cornell University, she went on to earn her master’s at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  She later worked in New York as a news associate for the CNN assignment desk, covering stories such as Superstorm Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing.  During her years as a student at Boston College Law School, Cawthon worked with a Los Angeles entertainment law firm and provided legal counsel for the acclaimed CBS News program, 60 Minutes.  She also served as a student attorney for BC Law’s Innocence Program.

Cawthon, who is currently awaiting admission to the Massachusetts bar, will focus her practice on media litigation relating to defamation, privacy, and public records, as well as prepublication and pre-broadcast review.

“Erinn is a very promising addition to our team,” said Tateronis. “Her work as a journalist will make her a valuable advisor to Prince Lobel’s many media clients.”