Margaret A. Naylor



Maggie Naylor supports clients as they navigate complex matters involving technology transactions and licensing.

Maggie leverages her experience to help corporate licensors and manufacturers negotiate and draft intellectual property licensing, distribution, franchise, and asset purchase agreements and related commercial contracts. She supports acquiring entities in M&A transactions by conducting intellectual property portfolio and franchise system due diligence investigation and analysis, as well as assisting acquired entities in navigating the regulatory and organizational impacts of acquisition.

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Maggie’s practice included prosecuting trademarks, copyrights and patents on behalf of corporate clients in the information technology, commercial services and consumer discretionary sectors, along with litigating IP and commercial contract disputes. She also served as a legal clerk and legal fellow in the greater D.C. area, defending immigrant clients in humanitarian and employment immigration matters.


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

Virginia Supreme Court




George Washington University Law School
J.D. cum laude, Federal Circuit Bar Journal (articles editor) (2019)

University of Maryland-Baltimore County
B.A. in Spanish and International Affairs, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2015)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Trademark Association
  • International Franchise Association
  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section, Section of Dispute Resolution, Forum on Franchising)
  • Virginia Bar Association


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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