Cozen O’Connor: Marbury, Hugh

Hugh J. Marbury


Washington, D.C.

(202) 747-0781

(202) 861-1905

Recent News:

Hugh Marbury Celebrates 10 Years at the American Law Institute

Hugh Marbury is celebrating his 10th year since being elected to the American Law Institute.

Hugh focuses his practice on business and intellectual property litigation. His business litigation practice focuses on complex financial transactions and commercial disputes across multiple sectors. His intellectual property litigation practice includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation in diverse technological areas across many industries. Hugh has more than two decades of experience utilizing his considerable knowledge to counsel clients in a wide variety of industries on critical challenges facing their businesses. With a broad range of experience in complex issues, he offers his clients a nuanced perspective on the convergence of technology, business, and law. He dispenses C-suite level guidance to large corporations confronting complicated and difficult challenges, including bet-the-company matters. He has represented a variety of clients, from corporations and professional sports franchises to investor groups and high net worth individuals, in disputes valued at more than $4 billion. He has tried cases in federal court and has extensive arbitration and mediation experience. Hugh also obtained a secret clearance with the United States government as a result of some of his engagements.

In 2009, Hugh was elected to the American Law Institute, where he has been an active member, working on Restatement of the Law, Copyright and Restatement of the Law, Torts: Defamation and Privacy.

Pro bono is very important to Hugh. He is a founding trustee of a 501(c)(3) organization known as the Save Spriggs Farm Foundation that coordinated a number of different state, local and national funding sources to raise more than $3 million to preserve a 50-acre farm on the Magothy River outside Annapolis. He defended a Baltimore-based Iranian Synagogue in a copyright dispute over architectural drawings for its new synagogue and serves on the Equal Justice Council for the Maryland Legal Bureau.

Hugh earned his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. Hugh earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. In 2011, Hugh participated in the Harvard Business School Law Leadership Program.



Hugh Marbury Celebrates 10 Years at the American Law Institute

April 25, 2019

Hugh Marbury is celebrating his 10th year since being elected to the American Law Institute.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys

May 15, 2018

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been named 2018 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine Washington, D.C. edition, published by Thomson Reuters.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes IP Litigator Hugh J. Marbury to its Intellectual Property Department

November 13, 2017

Marbury has handled disputes valued at, cumulatively, more than $4 billion


Fox News v. TVEyes: Implementing Internal Policies to More Likely Remain Within the Realm of Fair Use [Intellectual Property Alert]

March 01, 2018

Hugh Marbury and Alanna Miller discuss Fox News v. TVEyes and how the Second Circuit is setting up case law that differentiates similar technologies within different industries.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Hugh Marbury Hosts Author of The Great Decision

February 23, 2018 - Washington, D.C.


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1995
  • Pomona College, B.A., 1991

Awards & Honors

Appointed to the Patent Rules subcommittee for the US District Court for the District of Maryland

Elected to the American Law Institute

Maryland Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property litigation, 2009-Present

Best Lawyers in America for arbitration and litigation 2013-2019

Baltimore’s Best Lawyers

IP Star and Patent and Trademark Star by Managing IP 

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York