Drew Hensley

Associate He / Him / His

Drew Hensley is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department focusing on domestic and international trademark portfolio management, brand development and protection, and trademark and copyright litigation and enforcement. He is also involved in patent litigation, patent portfolio management, and related commercial disputes. Drew’s patent experience has spanned a broad range of technologies and industries such as software and hardware for the internet, biomedical and genetic technology and research methods, children’s toys, and international designs.

Prior to Ballard Spahr, Drew worked at the Center for Public Health Law and Policy, where he aided public health leaders locally and nationally on a wide spectrum of emerging issues. He focused primarily on developing strategies for combating the opioid epidemic and addressing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease at institutions of higher education. He was also 2019 Ballard Spahr Summer Associate.

Drew is a Phoenix native. Before his legal career, Drew was an award-winning vocalist, a cappella composer, and vocal percussionist.

Professional Highlights


Co-author, "Constitutional Cohesion and the Right to Public Health," 53 U. Mich. J. L. Reform ¬¬173-225, 2019

Co-author, "From Opioids to Marijuana: Out of the Tunnel and Into the Fog" 67 Kan. L. Rev. 879-900, 2019

Co-author, "Assessing the Opioid Public Health Emergency" 70 S.C. L. Rev. 481-516, 2019

Co-author, "Immunization Laws and Policies Among U.S. Institutions of Higher Education" 47 J. of L., Med. & Ethics 342-46, 2019

Co-author, "Innovative Law and Policy Responses to the Opioid Crisis" 47 J. of L., Med. & Ethics 173-76, 2019



Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2020)
Recipient, Judge Mary M. Schroeder Federal Practice Award, 2020
Associate Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
Articles Editor, Arizona State University’s Corporate and Business Law Journal
Recipient, CALI Awards of Excellence for Lisa Foundation Patent and Trademark Law Clinic; Patent Preparation and Prosecution; and Bioethics and the Law

Arizona State University, Barrett, The Honors College (B.S., biological sciences with an emphasis in neurobiology, physiology & behavior, magna cum laude, 2016)



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office