Mr. Barnard is a partner in Lathrop's intellectual property division. In 2008, Missouri Lawyer's Weekly named Mr. Barnard as one of its "Up & Coming" lawyers under 40. Mr. Barnard has also been named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers for the Missouri/Kansas region and has been named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Barnard's litigation work has included patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and other commercial disputes in different courts throughout the nation. His business counseling practice has included assisting a wide range of companies - including intellectual property, entertainment, manufacturing, financial institutions, engineering, biotech, Internet, marketing and media clients - on matters as diverse as attracting venture capital, creating company-wide intellectual property identification and protection programs, noninfringement and freedom of operation opinions, creating comprehensive employee trade secret protection programs, licensing, assisting nationally-syndicated media clients with liability risk management and advising feature length film makers on intellectual property clearance, marketing and distribution rights.