Margaret (Maggie) Kathryn Pennisi

Margaret (Maggie) Kathryn Pennisi

Senior Associate
Northern Virginia

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 703 610 6167

Fax +1 703 610 6200

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Maggie Pennisi's practice focuses on facilitating complex commercial transactions in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights. She leverages her legal knowledge and deep understanding of business strategy to deliver innovative yet practical solutions for clients.

As an associate in our Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology (IPMT) group, Maggie helps clients navigate the legal issues surrounding joint development, licensing, manufacturing, distribution, and services agreements. She also advises clients on the IP-related aspects of corporate matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions to the formulation of IP protection strategies.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Maggie served as an editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, worked in the office of general counsel of a technology company, and interned for a local judge.

Education and admissions


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, with honors, 2016

B.S., University of South Carolina, summa cum laude, 2013


Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, Virginia State Bar

Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Advising Marvell Technology Group on its US$6bn acquisition of Cavium.

Advised Nodal Exchange Holdings on the sale of 100 percent of its equity to The European Energy Exchange.

Provided IP counsel to Synopsys in its US$565m purchase of Black Duck Software, a venture-backed software security company.

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