Photograph of David S. Fleming


  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (1975)
  • Northwestern University, B.A. (1978)
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. (1981)


  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court, United States
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

David S. Fleming

Phone: +1 312.321.7734
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611

Dave Fleming has 40 years of litigation experience, focusing on intellectual property issues for clients in many different industries. He also advises clients with complex branding, clearance, licensing, due diligence, and similar intellectual property rights issues.

Dave has served in leadership roles in the global trademark community. For example, he has served as counsel to the board of the International Trademark Association, and he also has served INTA on its board of directors and as chair of its annual meeting and other programs. INTA recognized Dave with its President’s Award in 2016. Dave also speaks frequently on trademark issues, and he was a co-author of a trademark book, Trademark Litigation Practice, published by Bloomberg BNA, from 2010 through 2018.

Dave is the managing partner of Crowell & Moring's Chicago office. Prior to joining the firm, he was a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione and served as a member of its board and Executive Committee and as Brinks' General Counsel.