Our litigation team zealously, strategically and effectively prosecutes and defends claims in and out of court across the country and around the world.
CDAS’ litigation group handles copyright and royalty, trademark and unfair competition, false advertising, publicity, trade secret, employment, contract, commercial and other litigation matters arising from the firm’s core industry areas, including the entertainment, art, publishing and media industries. Our lawyers have successfully managed litigation matters at all phases for a wide range of clients – from some of the most well-known companies in the world to closely held businesses, individuals and estates. The team includes lawyers who have represented litigants and amicus parties in some of the most complex and cutting-edge intellectual property cases of our time, and who have been recognized by independent ranking services, such as Super Lawyers ®, for IP litigation.
Our litigators offer experience that comes from working in firms ranging from two to over two thousand attorneys. CDAS’ litigation lawyers draft and respond to cease-and-desist letters, file and defend against emergency motions, argue trial-level cases and appeals, submit briefs in federal and state courts at all levels – including the U.S. Supreme Court – and develop and secure settlements. The litigation group also is experienced with mediations and arbitrations, regulatory investigations, domain name disputes before NAF and WIPO, oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in developing and leading anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy programs.
CDAS’ litigation attorneys bring together a skill set that allows them to be able to adeptly handle whatever strategy is best for the case and the client’s goals, be it settlement, filing substantive pretrial motions or litigating the case through trial. All of our senior and most of our junior partners have first-chaired trials, and all of our litigators are experienced in handling e-discovery.
The team takes a collaborative approach that provides value exceeding the firm’s boutique size, including meeting weekly to discuss the firm’s litigation docket, thereby leveraging the experience of the full department while providing the efficiency that is characteristic of smaller firms.
More details about each litigator’s specific experience and notable decisions can be found in his or her biography.