Our focus is commercial litigation in high-stakes, complex cases. We work with our clients from pre-litigation counseling though appeals.
Content Distribution and Anti-piracy
The diffusion of information and technology in today’s world presents daily challenges for any company distributing or securing content, including live sporting events, movies, and television. We routinely litigate disputes between content distributors and owners over issues such as exclusivity rights, distribution territory, renewal and change of programming content. We also represent distributors and owners in anti-piracy matters involving hardware manufacturers, software programmers, reverse engineering, unauthorized redistribution, interception and copying.
In addition to our litigation efforts, we have experience in ground-up investigations, civil seizures under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s takedown procedures and safe harbor protections. We represent both content owners and distributors and the companies that secure the content distribution chain.
Copyright, Trade Secret and Trademark
The companies of today and tomorrow have an unprecedented need to extract value from knowledge and ideas and to secure that value. We help clients secure that value by litigating to protect copyrights, pursue theft of trade secrets, and prosecute and defend trademarks.
Changing business conditions and new federal laws bring a host of issues for employers to deal with in today’s economy. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating employment-related tort claims and alleged violations of federal and state statutes, including claims brought under Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and workers’ compensation retaliation claims. We also assist our clients in their efforts to avoid litigation and confer with them on all aspects of employment law.
Unfair Trade Practices
A diverse set of federal and state laws, regulations and common law obligations intersect in the area we call Unfair Trade Practices. Whether competitor versus competitor or the relationship with consumers, our attorneys have a richly diverse set of skills and experience helping clients face challenges in these areas.
Business Torts & Contract Disputes
Our litigation practice extends to a wide range of commercial disputes, including general contract disputes and business torts. We have successfully represented clients in matters involving tortious interference, fraud, misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition.