Ms. McKnew concentrates her practice in the areas of franchising, dealerships, antitrust and intellectual property. Among the issues she has litigated are dealer and franchise termination cases, breakaway franchisees, post-termination franchisee/dealer compliance and enforcement (including de-identification), restrictive covenants, disputes among competitors, unfair competition, market exclusion, Sherman Act Section 1 and 2 actions in various industries, trademark infringement, patent infringement, copyright infringement, and trade secret misappropriation. In addition, she handles franchise formation and compliance, distribution system reorganizations, pricing issues, and trademark proceedings. Ms. McKnew has litigated competitive issues and advised clients in the health care industry, in a variety of situations, including combining medical practices, including larger multi-specialty practices; Department of Justice antitrust investigations; insurer and payor relationships; exclusivity and most favored nations provisions; competitive treatment facility support or opposition; treatment facility acquisitions; cross-practice negotiations; establishment or expansion of ACO groups; data preservation and use; and other issues.
Ms. McKnew served as the Managing Partner of Leatherwood Walker Todd & Mann from 1995 through 2000, and is the firm's Pro Bono supervisor. She has been active in the community for decades, including the United Way and The Nature Conservancy, as well as many other organizations.
Ms. McKnew has one daughter Bronwyn, a son-in-law Thomas and the most beautiful granddaughter in the world, Adelaide. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and travel. She skis badly, but gamely. In her next life, she would like to run an occasional Asian restaurant.