Experience

    • A major hospitality and gaming company in a trademark and breach of license dispute in the Southern District of New York, and a major restaurant company in a trademark and breach of licensing dispute before the American Arbitration Association.
    • Alcon Laboratories in its challenge with the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau concerning advertisements by Bausch & Lomb regarding its ReNu MultiPlus contact lens solution.
    • A leading publisher of biographical directories and a leading Hollywood entertainment magazine in copyright litigation matters.
    • Prominent consumer technology companies in confidential, successfully resolved state Attorney General investigations of matters involving popular personal electronic devices.
    • The American Association of Publishers and five publishing houses in responding to a Department of Justice antitrust investigation in connection with the proposed settlement of a copyright infringement action challenging Google’s plan to build a virtual library.
    • A major video game company in a First Amendment challenge to a public authority’s content-based removal of outdoor advertising.
    • SONY BMG Music Entertainment in nationwide litigation and government investigations arising out of the use of content protection software on music CDs.
    • A wide range of clients, including the producers of a popular musical stage show and a PBS affiliate in entertainment, false advertising, copyright and trademark litigation and counseling matters; a leading cable television network in a dispute over rights to a popular reality show; clients in multiple industries, including fashion, beverage and pharmaceuticals, in trademark matters; and a national radio company in a trademark dispute over rights to a popular character on a morning drive show.
    • A major Internet service provider in state attorney general investigations regarding online privacy, marketing and safety practices; clients in regular advice on Internet terms of service and privacy policies, online marketing practices and related matters.
    • Publishers and broadcasters in defense of defamation and other publication tort cases; pre-publication review and counseling regarding defamation, copyright, trade secrets, government secrets and related issues; and a leading South American media company in counseling and litigation defense on a wide range of U.S. law matters.
    • Exemplary representations in the area of financial services include:
    • A major financial services firm in the defense of litigations relating to auction rate securities.
    • Investors and firms affected by the Madoff fraud in the ensuing litigations and other disputes.
    • A major insurer in securities class action and derivative litigation over its participation in the market for CDOs and other mortgage-backed instruments.
    • The founder of a prominent Internet company in class actions, derivative litigation and related matters concerning alleged backdating of stock options.
    • The firm’s private equity clients and their portfolio companies in frequent counseling on litigation and employment issues.
    • Major financial services companies in litigation under the New York State Freedom of Information Law.
    • A global insurance company in an internal investigation, and defense of a government investigation, regarding alleged bid-rigging by insurance brokerages.
    • Invesco, AIM Advisors and Invesco Funds Group in enforcement proceedings and in an MDL involving securities class action and derivative lawsuits arising from market timing in the mutual fund industry.
    • A major U.S. bank in an internal review regarding the loss of customer data and associated issues under data privacy laws, and a review regarding allegations of money laundering by a bank customer.

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, 1991, J.D.
  • Princeton University, 1984, A.B.

Languages

  • English