List Of Relevant Litigations Or Transactional Work
American Greeting Cards. While at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, I was an associate assigned to a case where our client, American Greeting Cards, was accused of infringing the “look and feel” of a competitor’s line of greeting cards.
21st Century Insurance. I was lead trial counsel in a major litigation between 21st Century Insurance Company and the 21st Century Insurance Agency, a small insurance agency that was established many years before Twentieth Century Insurance changed its name. A 7-figure settlement was obtained on behalf of the small, previously-established insurance agency.
Konica-Minolta Trade Secrets Litigation. While at Constangy Brooks, our client Konica-Minolta was accused of misappropriation of trade secrets from its competitor, a small but highly advanced maker of lenses used in scientific photography. Our client had hired the head of marketing of the smaller firm and he brought with him certain customer-related documents.
Private Equity Takeover of High Tech Company. While at Constangy Brooks, our client.
Ishimaru Litigations. A series of litigations in New York and Delaware were started and eventually settled. All involved a software program for choosing and evaluating private equity funds that was misappropriated by the former partner of Ishimaru.
Video Computing Company. I acted as outside general counsel for several years for a computer software firm. Their software was competitive with Avid. It was used by professional sports teams and their parent companies to produce video clips, and as a “front end system” for national broadcasts of sporting events.
Swimming And Other Competitions Software Company. I acted as outside general counsel for several years for a computer software firm. Their software was competitive with Active. It was used by swim teams at all levels, from national swimming organizations to masters to universities to high schools to private clubs. Swim meets would use the software to run their meets as well.
Paramount Studios Licensing. For several years, I acted as a business agent for Paramount Studios in the worldwide licensing of their film collection to the gaming industry. Licensing a movie is similar in nature to licensing computer software.
Creative Advertising Company. I acted as outside general counsel for several years for a creative advertising company which largely worked for videogame producers. Their many contracts all had IP clauses in them.
Chief Technology Officer. I acted as outside general counsel for a chief technology officer, who acted as a consultant or CTO, as the case may be, for a variety of F500 companies, European companies, Israeli companies, as well as his own software company. His many contracts all had IP clauses in them.
Second Unit Directors and Stunt Coordinators Company. I acted as outside general counsel for a company composed of the leading stunt coordinators and second unit directors. I negotiated opposite of most of the major studios and television companies. All contracts all had IP clauses in them.