Block Law, LLC is dedicated to doing one thing very well—representing clients, large and small, in all of their critical business matters.

Since it was founded in 2007, Block Law has been guiding its clients through the maze of legal issues. Our clients trust and value us because of our experience, our intellect, our integrity and our business connections. Most of all our clients value our large firm expertise and experience without the accompanying large firm fees. Our goal is for every client to feel like our only client, with practical solutions individually tailored to each situation. Skilled legal advice, friendly relationships, thoughtful approaches, personal attention—these are the approaches that work.

We bring another dimension to our services, through partners, by bringing strategic, financial and technical expertise to bear on our clients’ efforts to secure leading edge contracts.

Our Approach to Practicing Law

Block Law is a true rarity among law firms whose practice is centered on serving middle market and Fortune 100 clients alike.  We bring to every matter a no-nonsense, business-focused approach that focuses relentlessly on solving the problem at hand.  We don’t impose one-size-fits-all contract templates, recycle cookie-cutter processes without regard to client needs, or train inexperienced associates at client expense.  Instead, we combine extensive experience with competitive fees to deliver superior results and unparalleled value.

Our Managing Member

Patricia Block is the Founding Managing Member of Block Law, LLC practicing law in Washington, D.C. for more than 16 years.  Block Law’s major practice areas include software and technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and all aspects of corporate representation.  Ms. Block specializes in the negotiation and preparation of software and technology licensing, acquisition, copyright and leasing agreements. She has negotiated multi-country technology licensing agreements as part of her expertise in international business law and intellectual property rights law. She negotiates licensing agreements with major technology vendors on behalf of Block Law’s major corporate clients as well as on behalf of technology vendors and service providers.   Currently, Ms. Block is outside corporate counsel to a cutting edge entertainment industry standards body which develops metadata communication standards for the digital media supply chain.

Prior to forming Block Law, Patricia was a Partner at Ridberg, Sherbill & Aronson LLP where she practiced corporate law and entertainment law, including the negotiation of content licenses with the major record labels and movie studios.  In addition, she chaired the Legal Committee of the Coral Consortium, an entertainment industry Digital Rights Management consortium.

Ms. Block previously held the corporate role of Executive Vice President and General Counsel for a technology company that developed the first legitimate peer-to-peer technology where she established, developed and managed all aspects of the legal department.

As an Associate with Ropes and Gray, LLP she performed all duties associated with the practice of general corporate law, including but not limited to the drafting, negotiation and execution of all documents associated with mergers and acquisitions, incorporations, joint ventures, and international and domestic reorganizations.

Ms. Block earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  She is a member of the Maryland Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association.

Patricia is fluent in French, has a good knowledge of German and has studied Mandarin Chinese.