Special Counsel – Milwaukee

MWH Linda Menzel


735 N. Water St., Suite 610, Milwaukee, WI 53202
P: (414) 436-0353 / F: (414) 436-0354

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I am a highly accomplished and results-driven attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience. Proficient in all aspects of business and contract law, I possess keen business acumen, deep subject matter expertise, and broad industry exposure. I have been repeatedly tapped to facilitate highly profitable deals that leverage brand attributes and market recognition.


Prior to joining MWH, I actively served as inside and outside counsel for several venture-backed, fast-paced startups, particularly in the regulatory and tech industries, and served as the chief legal advisor to CEOs, executive management teams, and boards of directors. Responsibilities included negotiating SaaS and licensing transactions, advising on privacy matters, and creating processes and protocols for start-ups such as oversight, risk reduction and compliance. I have handled numerous complex multi-million-dollar deals, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, equity transactions, reorganizations, recapitalizations, and divestitures.


These initiatives resulted in increased revenues and global activities for my clients. For one company, closing hundreds of licensing deals contributed to over $100M in annual royalties, growing its licensing business in existing markets while also enabling entrée into previously untapped or underdeveloped markets. For another company, strengthening internal compliance with trademark, copyright and imaging rights resulted in a more robust IP portfolio.

  1. MWH Law Group LLP, Special Counsel, March 2022 — Present
  2. Linda Menzel, Corporate and Market Performance, Legal Services Consultant, 2019— Present
  3. Ignite International, Ltd., General Counsel, HR, and Corporate Secretary, 2019 — 2021
  4. Loot Crate, Inc., General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, 2015 — 2019
  5. Playboy Enterprises, Inc., Associate General Counsel, Vice President – Licensing Business Affairs, 2012 — 2015
  6. Nervous Tattoo, Inc. dba Ed Hardy, Christian Audigier, Inc. and Affiliates, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, 2008 — 2012
  7. Cygne Designs, Inc., Diversified Apparel Resources, LLC and affiliates, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, 2005 — 2008
  8. Quarles & Brady, Attorney, 1998 — 2005
  9. Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, Associate Attorney, 1996 — 1998
  1. Association of Corporate Counsel
  2. State Bar of California
  3. National Bar Association
  4. TechGC
  5. Association for Corporate Growth
  6. P.O.W.E.R.
  1. My Vision Foundation, Director and Secretary



  1. Marquette University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  2. University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. Behavioral Science and Law


  1. Admitted to practice in all state courts in California


License Date: 9/26/2008


  1. Leaders in Law, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2016
  2. The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals, World Trademark Review 300
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