Jan Berlage is a partner with Gohn Hankey & Berlage LLP. Jan’s practice focuses on general business litigation, ranging from commercial disputes to bankruptcy to intellectual property. Jan has secured major jury verdicts and large settlements for both businesses and individuals, including a $1.6 million and a $900,000.00 compensatory damage awards for copyright clients. He has also successfully defended against multimillion-dollar claims in both state and federal court. Prior to private practice, Jan served as a law clerk to the Honorable E. Stephen Derby, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. He has taught pretrial litigation practice at the University of Maryland School of law, served on the Board of Governors for the Maryland State Bar Association and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Maryland State Action Committee, and is a co-author of the book, Maryland Equine Law: A Legal Guide to Horse Ownership and Activities. Jan earned his B.A. degree with honors from Wesleyan University; his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law where he served as an executive editor of The Journal of Law & Politics; and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.