Lawyers

Alexandria
1101 King Street
Suite 520
Alexandria, VA 22314


Washington, D.C.
1140 Third Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002


Education

J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 1996

B.S., Political Science, cum laude, James Madison University, 1993

Clerkship

Honorable Barry R. Poretz, U.S. Magistrate Judge U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia 1996-1997

Honors

AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2007 – Present

Included in Washington, DC Super Lawyers, 2012 – Present

Recognized as a "Top Rated Lawyer," American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel's Washington DC & Baltimore’s Legal Leaders, Intellectual Property, 2013

Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition, Business Litigation; Washington, DC, 2013

Named Just The Beginning Foundation Diversity Champion, 2008

Recipient, Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2007

Named T. Brooke Howard Fellow; Alexandria, Virginia Office of the Public Defender, 1994

Damon Wright is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. and Alexandria offices of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Advertising & E-Commerce, Intellectual Property, and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Mr. Wright serves as outside general counsel to dozens of businesses and entrepreneurs who sell products and services online, including e-commerce retailers, technology companies, lead generators, advertising agencies, and related service providers. For these and other clients, his goal is focused and simple – to protect and strengthen their business.

Mr. Wright primarily focuses on online advertising, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, business transactions, and consumer protection law, as well as resolving, prosecuting, and defending against legal action. At the same time, clients rely on Mr. Wright for strategic advice and counsel with any legal need.  As a trusted advisor and zealous advocate, he has helped clients proactively avoid, overcome, or achieve success in all variety of challenges. These include FTC and state attorney general actions, business and contract disputes, consumer class actions, trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, defamation, right of publicity, fraud, trade secret misappropriation, negative media coverage, and other high-stakes matters.  

Over his more than twenty years of practice, Mr. Wright has earned a reputation as a leader in the online advertising community.  He understands the internet, listens and relates to clients, and knows how to achieve business growth with legal compliance. Mr. Wright serves as co-head of the firm’s Advertising & E-Commerce practice group and is outside general counsel to the Subscription Trade Association and Responsible Traffic Association.

Admissions

Virginia
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Tax Court

Memberships

General Counsel, Subscription Trade Association
General Counsel, Responsible Traffic Association
General Counsel, Together We Bake
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
Past president, officer, and board member, Northern Virginia Chapter of Federal Bar Association, 2007 - 2015
Frequently writes and speaks on litigation, trial advocacy, and internet advertising law

Community Involvement

Pro Bono

  • Since 2002, has represented Freddie Woods, recently obtaining the reversal of his 1997 capital murder conviction and death sentence
  • Represents Together We Bake, a job-training and personal empowerment program based on a micro-baking business and founded by his wife that helps women in need of a second chance develop employment and life skills

Personal Activities

  • An avid music fan, leads a group of friends and clients to the annual South by Southwest music festival
  • Represents musical acts, including Rusty Maples and Dave Gutter, lead singer of the bands Paranoid Social Club, Rustic Overtones, and Armies
  • Manages and plays percussion in Noise In The Basement, a local cover band and three-time winner of Law Rocks – DC, an annual battle of the bands competition
  • Plays adult coed soccer throughout the year
  • Has a teenage daughter at the College of William & Mary and two teenage sons in Alexandria, Virginia public schools