Five Questions with… Josh McIntyre

The intersection of technology and law, fatherhood, and great Quad Cities restaurants are on the table in this week’s “Five Questions with…” conversation with Josh McIntyre.

  1. What’s your favorite place in the Quad Cities? I think we have a nice restaurant scene if you know where to look.  My wife and I love Barley & Rye Bistro and Milltown Coffee in Moline, and Brew in the Village of East Davenport.  Don’t make me choose just one!
  1. How do you get your news? I read a lot of blogs to stay up on law and technology.  Some of my favorites are Slashdot, Techdirt, Engadget, and Eric Goldman’s Technology & Marketing Law Blog.  For general knowledge, I highly recommend the Stuff You Should Know podcast.
  1. What do you think sets Lane & Waterman apart in terms of how we deliver value to clients? Our attorneys are invested in the community through volunteer and service positions, some here in the Quad Cities and others on a state or regional level.  As a firm, we have a very large network of relationships and can often pass on the benefits of those connections to our clients.
  1. What goals do you have for yourself in the next five years? I plan to become more involved with professional organizations on a state-wide level, especially with projects that help young attorneys develop their skills and networks.  I also look forward to becoming a father this summer and learning as much from my daughter as she does from me.
  1. What is your favorite book? Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, which I read every few years.  It’s obviously been prophetic about technology, electronic surveillance, and our ability to predict crime through data analytics.  But I’ve always liked the message that the best way to combat an abuse of power is through education and open dialogue among the citizens.

Josh practices primarily in intellectual property, informational technology, and professional malpractice. Learn more at


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