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  • Education
    • J.D., Dickinson School of Law, 1994
    • B.A., Cum Laude, Messiah College, 1990
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
    • State of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    • State of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
As the Co-Chair of Polsinelli’s Global Franchise and Supply Network practice, Len focuses on analyzing and advising clients on significant supply network matters, including on a pre-litigation basis. He frequently represents national and global clients in structuring and negotiating business strategies for the rollout of products and diverse distribution methods on global and national supply network franchise and distribution matters, as well as transitions and wind-down of franchise and distribution systems.  

Representing franchisors, suppliers, manufacturers and other businesses before state, federal and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration panels, Len frequently litigates commercial issues and business disputes related to termination and non-renewal and defends brands in claims challenging system-wide practices. His counseling and litigation practice includes disputes related to:
  • Supply network and distribution
  • Trade secrets
  • Trade dress
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Enforcement of trademark rights under both contracts and the Lanham Act
  • Licensing
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Co-Author, Franchise Law Journal, Volume 38, No. 3, Winter 2019
January 2019
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Best Practices for Effective Financial Performance Representations Under New Item 19 Standards
Speaker, International Franchise Association Convention
February 11, 2018
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A Deep Dive Into Due Diligence from a Private Equity Seller or Buyer's Perspective
Speaker, 2017 International Franchise Association Symposium 
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Trends in the U.S. Franchise Law
Speaker, Ontario Bar Association Law Day Conference
November 17, 2016
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Setting the Stage for a "Best in Class" Supply Chain
Author, ABA Franchise Law Journal
November 2, 2016
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Key Franchise Cases of 2015 that Directly Impact Business Decision-Making
Speaker, 2016 International Franchise Association
February 21, 2016
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Data Privacy and Security: Can Any Brand Sleep at Night?
Speaker, 2015 48th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium
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Post-Termination Obligations - How to Plan for Enforcement
Author, Franchise World
March 2015
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Privacy, Data, Security and PCI Compliance—Roles of the Franchisor and Franchisee Franchising World
September 1, 2014
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Recent Franchise Cases and the Importance of Clear and Complete FDDs and Franchise Agreements Managing Legal Issues in Franchising
Author, Leading Lawyers on Helping Clients Master the Ownership Process and Avoid Legal Conflicts, Inside the Minds
January 1, 2013