United States: New York

Firms: enforcement and litigation

  • Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC 
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Arnold & Porter
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • Leason Ellis LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • Dentons
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Ladas & Parry LLP
  • McCarter & English LLP 
  • Phillips Nizer LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP 
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Winston & Strawn LLP 

Firms: prosecution and strategy

  • Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC 
  • Arnold & Porter
  • Baker McKenzie 
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Ladas & Parry LLP
  • Leason Ellis LLP
  • Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • Dentons
  • Fish & Richardson
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • McCarter & English LLP 
  • Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz 
  • Phillips Nizer LLP
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP 
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

A nimble boutique with a gift for efficient and cost-effective problem solving, Amster Rothstein is a worthy addition to the WTR 1000’s New York firm listings this year. Immensely popular internationally, it acts for a plethora of major brands in Europe, Latin America and Asia, thanks in no small part to the fact that the side includes native speakers of 10 or so different languages, ensuring easy communication with clients around the world. Recent developments include expansion into the pharmaceutical sector as a result of increasing instruction from Korean life sciences entities. Captain of the international practice Max Vern garners excellent feedback from his loyal fans abroad. “Max is a reliable and conscientious professional of the highest calibre; dealing with US filings, oppositions, cancellations and litigation, he achieves fantastic results.” He and the team “are extremely organised and provide a very personal service, creatively handling matters in a way that aligns with your needs”.

Arent Fox LLP

Intellectual property is a central pillar of Arent Fox’s broad commercial, litigation and regulatory practice. Within the discipline, the firm stands out for the depth of its trademark specialism and ability to guide brand owners holistically on protection, strategy and enforcement. Zooming in on the New York office brings a vastly experienced team of professionals into focus: “phenomenal leader”, Marylee Jenkins has cultivated a reputation for sustained excellence in internet-related trademark matters; Michelle Mancino Marsh stands out as a top litigator with numerous influential verdicts to her name; and Elizabeth Cohen is a leading example of well-roundedness in the practice – with deep domain expertise in the retail sector, clients enjoy working with her across the trademark lifecycle.

Arnold & Porter

With a WTR 1000 submission packed full of exemplary work for high-calibre clients, Arnold & Porter’s trademark offering is undeniably a quality one. A key relationship for the team is Pernod Ricard; Louis Ederer, Matthew Salzmann and Paul Llewellyn handle all US clearance, prosecution, oppositions, enforcement matters and litigation for affiliates worldwide. “All three lawyers have exceptional substantive knowledge and provide advice that is practical and cognisant of business realities. They routinely offer creative solutions to complex problems to enable clients to achieve their commercial goals while effectively managing legal risk. They are responsive and always meet tight deadlines and time schedules.” Ederer also deploys his talent for swiftly getting to the heart of matters in his representation of the Absolut Company, for which he undertakes extensive global clearance, prosecution and opposition work. He frequently links up with Salzmann, a fast-rising star who excels in the enforcement domain both online and at street level. The pharmaceutical sector continues to be a happy hunting ground for the outfit, as well as for Llewellyn, who has been handling a tricky right of publicity case for Bayer recently. He runs litigation proceedings efficiently, keeping things lean and mean. Dori Ann Hanswirth – also an expert in right of publicity cases – has acquitted herself with distinction since joining the side from Hogan Lovells at the start of 2018. She counsels Fox News Network on prosecution and strategy.

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Bringing comfort when trouble brews, Baker & Hostetler possesses whetted enforcement and litigation skills. New York of counsel Heather McDonald is one of the set’s top enforcers and a leader in the field of anti-counterfeiting. Devoting the necessary resources to securing the right results, McDonald has an impressive ability to coordinate far-reaching networks of investigators, attorneys and government agencies. “Others promise the world but don’t deliver – not Heather, who always provides.” Equally at home litigating patent and trademark cases, Robert Horowitz demonstrates his own versatility. Far from a one-and-done trial lawyer, he aligns himself as a key commercial partner to rights holders, expressed through his propensity to nip problems in the bud before too much time or money are spent.

Baker Botts LLP

Baker Botts has been on excellent form in trademark litigation recently, with a crucial appellate win for a leading food and beverage company protecting a key mark, a favourable settlement in a grey-market goods case for a Japanese multinational and numerous positive outcomes in TTAB proceedings. The engine of this success is New York special counsel Suzanne Hengl. An outstanding litigator and counsellor, she partners closely with brand owners through all phases of a dispute and beyond, using her keen understanding of their businesses, pain points and risk tolerances to inform strategy. Hengl is all about teamwork, too, collaborating seamlessly with external parties as well as her colleagues in intellectual property and other departments.

Baker McKenzie 

Because top companies entrust it with their portfolios, Baker McKenzie is constantly addressing the newest challenges that brand owners face. Using the full tool kit to achieve this, it is outstanding at overlapping trademark, copyright and trade dress law to ensure watertight protection. The team in New York does a wonderful job of counselling clients holistically, understanding that their concerns are not just about a mark but also about messages on lifestyle, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The local stars are Pamela Church and Lisa Rosaya. Church, who chairs the North America IP and technology group, meaningfully supports rights holders in many ways but is best known for her IP transactions and portfolio management dexterity. She is distinguished by the sophistication of her thinking in the global consumer goods and retail area; she understands that the supply chain concept is too simplistic in a digital world, and so is helping clients to figure out the nature of their role within very large enterprises. Meanwhile, Rosaya “knows trademark law cold but also has a practical and business-focused approach”. “She is smart, attentive, strategic and responsive,” maintaining a dynamic global portfolio management, transactions and enforcement practice. When the pair link up, great things inevitably happen, including sterling and wide-ranging work for the CS Lewis Company, the Body Shop and Hugo Boss, among many others.

Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC

Cowan Liebowitz & Latman continues to perform at the highest level in the trademark space by bringing old-school quality to cutting-edge, on-trend issues. Of late, the ensemble has been representing important players in emerging sectors and fields, including cannabis and cryptocurrencies, advising brand owners extensively on data privacy, assisting clients with the issue of Chinese bad-faith filings at the USPTO, and much else. The past 18 months have also witnessed important technological developments, including the transition to a new docketing system and a major software upgrade – all of which has enhanced the efficiency and seamlessness of its service. Unchanged, though, is the depth of Cowan Liebowitz’s bench, testament to which are the multiple individuals ranked on each of the WTR 1000 prosecution and strategy and enforcement and litigation tables. It is hard to pigeonhole the lawyers here, given their wide-ranging skills and diverse experience – although several have strong leanings to one side or the other of the non-contentious/contentious divide. Highly rated for prosecution and brand strategy at an international level, William Borchard has been thinking around trademark corners for nearly five decades. Fellow counsel Lynn Fruchter co-heads the trademark group and is top rated for rights management and licensing; she acts for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Mary Donovan is a global portfolio management star who is brilliant on the administrative, substantive and commercial aspects of matters. Dedicated litigators and dispute resolvers on deck include Christopher Jensen, Jonathan King and Richard Mandel. Jensen is one of the set’s most experience trial lawyers, with impressive wins on a CV that spans more than 30 years. Chair of the firm King – who has been busy recently on trade dress infringement cases for CAR-FRESHENER Corporation – frequently links up with Mandel to form a dynamic strike force for prestigious brands. Mandel gets a great write-up from peers, who see him as “an excellent problem solver”. “Nobody is going to take Richard lightly, so he’s at ease talking solutions; some lawyers don’t want to do that for fear that adversaries will perceive it as weakness.” A high degree of collaboration across the group ensures the provision of holistic counsel and especially helpful in this regard are the many do-it-all trademark experts in the line-up, including: TTAB guru Mary Kevlin and Maryann Licciardi, who bring the heat for Major League Baseball; “bright, practical and strong advocate” Kieran Doyle, who acts for Trans-High Corporation, the publisher of High Times magazine; commercially attuned Deborah Squiers, who brings strong leadership to the practice alongside Fruchter; Client Choice award-winner Meichelle MacGregor, a key strategic international prosecution guide; Eric Shimanoff, an online and offline enforcement maven whose iconic followers include the Empire State Building; and Joel Karni Schmidt – a creative thinker and miracle worker when it comes to helping clients avoid costly litigation while still coming out on top of disputes.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle covers all the bases for those looking to protect, commercialise and enforce their trademark rights. In prosecution, the team is adept at helping clients to economise while maintaining high degrees of protection. Eric Stenshoel pulls this off well thanks to his savvy strategic thinking. Working extensively with start-ups, he helps them to establish a global footprint in the most efficient way possible. What is more, he is a great tutor, so any non-experts that he works with do not stay uninformed for long. “Eric is a thoughtful and knowledgeable lawyer who is also highly organised on the administrative aspects of trademark practice. He provides clear and important advice which can be relied on heavily.” Anchoring the litigation practice, meanwhile, is Nicole Mazanitis, who was elevated to the partnership in January 2019. Efficiency is one of her strengths, too; she staffs cases leanly but draws well on the general litigation group if they grow. Skilled at getting opposing parties to the negotiating table, she often facilitates early wins. As far as highlights go, Stenshoel manages the portfolio of Girls, Inc, a non-profit that promotes the interests of girls through direct service and advocacy, and has been advising Unipharma in a complex transaction involving the conditional sale of three major brands. Moreover, Mazanitis recently handled a complex trademark, counterfeiting and design patent enforcement matter for Hutzler Manufacturing Company against Conair Corporation and Cuisinarts Corporation, achieving a favourable settlement.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

With its sizeable IP group, high degree of specialism in the trademark vertical and tailored service, commercial outfit Davis Wright Tremaine functions much like a single-focus firm, offering the best of both boutique and general practice set ups. The ensemble has accumulated infinite wisdom in the media and entertainment sector, which is the focus of Alexandra Nicholson and Marcia Paul. A repository of trust for prestigious companies, Nicholson serves as primary outside trademark counsel to Macmillan, Home Box Office, Sesame Workshop and many others. Paul’s focus is litigation, particularly with respect to new technologies and digital media. The fashion, luxury, beauty and consumer fields are also bastions of strength, in which Roxanne Elings leads the way. A vastly experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Elings has set many litigation benchmarks, especially in online brand enforcement. She coordinates the worldwide protection and enforcement efforts of Kate Spade, acts for Balenciaga on US counterfeiting matters and shuts down websites selling fake goods for the likes of Ralph Lauren and the North Face.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

A compelling choice for brand owners on the matters that are most important to them, Debevoise & Plimpton can be relied on for a performance of great éclat in complex litigation. Virtually unmatched in the trademark world in terms of pure trial ability, the team understands that litigation is but one tool in the box when it comes to solving a business problem. Instant responsiveness and an understanding of brand strategy at the most meaningful level are further distinctions. Talismanic lawyer David Bernstein is hailed as a “thought leader in many different ways. He occupies important roles at INTA, writes amicus briefs to the Supreme Court, helps craft new legislation and litigates cutting-edge cases.” “He deserves all the hype he gets; combining deep technical expertise with strategic insight and incredible energy, he is a thoroughbred trial lawyer who never fails to impress.” His recent accolades include representing Black Diamond Group, owner of the Oliver Thomas brand, against MZ Wallace in a trade dress suit. Here, he showcased his ability to take a case through full discovery all the way to trial and get a complete defence verdict in a very short timeframe. Bernstein frequently unites with Jeremy Feigelson, an extraordinary tactician who runs discovery extremely well. The pair successfully defended Bank of America against a motion that sought to preliminarily enjoin its virtual financial assistant Erica, into which it has invested many millions of dollars. Someone who has developed tremendously in the practice, meanwhile, is Megan Bannigan. Not only is she running big cases for the likes of Merck KGaA, she is also doing great things at INTA – having served on the association’s 2019 Presidential Taskforce and won its volunteer service award – and the American Bar Association.

Dentons

Developing comprehensive and sophisticated brand protection and enforcement strategies is what Dentons does best. Unbeatably dynamic in this regard is Monica Richman. In the words of one commentator: “Monica is a natural-born leader.” More than deserving of a shout out is her talented associate Mary Kate Brennan. The team in New York received an added boost in March 2019 when Robert Wasnofski came on board. The former Dorsey lawyer – who has acted for Mastercard International for two decades – has integrated well and amped up the litigation practice considerably. He maintains long-term relationships by staffing cases leanly and gets results efficiently without beating his clients up on fees.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

“As a large commercial firm deep into trademarks and full of high-quality specialists with bags of experience,” Dorsey & Whitney cuts a dash in the WTR 1000. Proficient not only in trademarks but in marketing, sales and distribution matters as well, it advises clients every step of the way as their products go from inception to shelf. Strong China enforcement capabilities, a well-drilled paralegal corps and noteworthy expertise in social media issues and advertising law also serve to elevate the group above much of the competition. Garnering special praise, Sandra Edelman and Bruce Ewing are top names on the roster. “Sandy gets to the heart of things quickly and is very efficient. She is also someone you can bounce any ideas off and come away with new insights.” “Bruce is an incredible litigator with a memory like a machine – he remembers everything in the file.” Linking up with Fara Sunderji, they recently secured preliminary injunctive relief for GlaxoSmithKline in a complex trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising case. Sunderji has been on a roll since becoming partner in 2018; she is practical of mind and speaks the language of millennials and social media. Providing strong leadership to the New York trademark group and the cross-disciplinary creative industries group, Sarah Robertson has been acting alongside Ewing and Sunderji for theScore – a publicly-traded digital sports media company – in connection with a sweeping worldwide enforcement programme.

Fish & Richardson

The trademark practice at Fish is booming, with upwards-trending practices across the board in prosecution, counselling, TTAB proceedings, litigation and deal work. Its brand in intellectual property is equally strong right now. The firm is in hot demand for search and clearance tasks thanks to the comprehensiveness of its analyses and actionable advice informed by an appreciation of real-world risk. This is a hallmark of the set’s work in all areas; while lawyers at some firms give every possible disclaimer, the Fish experts are willing to answer the question “is this available?”. The well-rounded practitioners have direct contact with the in-house counsel and business folks they serve, so they know intimately what is keeping their clients awake at night. A leading name is Kristen McCallion – a “truly exceptional lawyer the quality of whose service is through the roof. You never have to wait seemingly more than two minutes for her team to acknowledge a communication; they keep up the pace and embrace the commercial reality of what you are looking to do.” Brand optimisation and strategy is her forte alongside copyright law – an area in which she has built up a great deal of momentum for Fish. With a background in litigation, Catherine Stockell also understands what a strong and distinctive brand looks like. Having done – and continuing to do – just about everything in trademarks, she adds tremendous value through her holistic approach.

Foley & Lardner LLP

Although IP litigation has been trending downwards overall, Foley & Lardner has seen an uptick in its contentious practice. Strength and depth across intellectual property serve the firm well in complex cases where different IP branches intersect – as demonstrated by its defence of Aristocrat Technologies against High 5 Games in theft of trade secret, unfair competition and patent infringement litigation. Taking charge on this is Jonathan Moskin, a “smart, skilled and reliable litigator with a great depth of experience and a very practical approach to lawyering”. For a pure trademark example, his work on behalf of Booking.com is an excellent one; in a case of first impression in the Fourth Circuit on the question of whether a TLD has source-signifying significance, he recently secured an appellate victory. Foley & Lardner has two IP litigation partners in New York – the other being Robert Weisbein. A key contact for Hermès International, he handles all the company’s US trademark clearance, registration and maintenance matters, alongside select enforcement tasks.

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz ascends to the silver tier for prosecution and strategy in the WTR 1000 this year. The team is working on a lot of cutting-edge matters and obtaining great results. For example, Catherine MC Farrelly secured the scent of Play-Doh as a trademark registration for Hasbro and acted for the company in a federal litigation suit against DC Comics and Warner Bros Entertainment to enforce its rights in the BUMBLEBEE trademark before the release of Bumblebee – the first origin film for any of the Transformers characters. Farrelly is prized for her pragmatic approach and deep breadth of trademark experience spanning multiple jurisdictions. She adjusts to client needs seamlessly and tailors her work and service with expert precision. Captain of the litigation practice Edward Rosenthal is another name for the address book. Like Farrelly, he is collegial and does not burn bridges with opposing counsel – although he is no pushover. He often finds creative ways to resolve disputes that turn into win-win scenarios and handles substantial litigation for Scholastic.

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC 

Fross Zelnick is, to many observers, the leading trademark firm anywhere in the world: “As a result of its deep specialisation, its professionals can focus all on their energy on being the very best when it comes to brands. It has an incredibly deep bench of super-smart individuals who have the most profound understanding of trademarks because they live and breathe them.” Especially striking in 2019 was the sheer volume of work undertaken by the team. On the prosecution side, the set filed prolifically for companies expanding globally at a rapid rate, has been at the forefront of advice with respect to fraudulent USPTO filings, particularly from China, and has seen a significant uptick in deal work. Instrumental to these and many other successes are Lydia Gobena, Peter Silverman, Allison Strickland Ricketts, Nadine Jacobson, Carlos Cucurella and Cara Boyle. “Lydia is the ultimate professional and expert on global brand strategy and deftly handles the management and enforcement of large portfolios. She is a pragmatic and responsive lawyer and excellent communicator with terrific instincts – and someone who can liaise equally effectively with experienced in-house counsel and business executives.” The scope of Silverman’s trademark practice is virtually unlimited; he litigates at a high level, is a go-to for due diligence and has vast experience managing sprawling portfolios. Meanwhile, Ricketts has “an exceptional knowledge of USPTO rules and close relations with officials there” and Jacobson is “a superstar of international practice” and “someone who knows more about the Madrid system and EU trademark law than anyone”. Spaniard Cucurella is similarly well versed in the art of multi-jurisdictional rights management and dispute resolution; so, too, is Boyle – a repository of unshakeable trust for top trademark firms worldwide. On the enforcement and litigation front, notable developments include the on-boarding of a host of new clients, an uptick in cross-border litigation (in which the firm excels) and increased enforcement activity in frontier lands including various African countries. Top performers with glowing feedback include Barbara Solomon and James Weinberger. “Barbara is just so impressive intellectually and a seasoned practitioner who understands business intimately.” “James is awesome. He doesn’t engage in scorched-earth litigation but is nonetheless a formidable adversary.” Other standouts for anything contentious include David Donahue, John Margiotta, Leo Kittay, Laura Popp-Rosenberg, Craig Mende, Richard Lehv and Roger Zissu. Donahue recently prevailed in a seven-year TTAB battle on behalf of UMG Recordings against Siggy Music, the owner of the JACKSON 5 trademark; Margiotta is a guru for leaders of the fashion and luxury worlds; as both a litigator and counsellor, Kittay – who makes his WTR 1000 debut for 2020 – is a key contact for emerging companies such as WeWork; Popp-Rosenberg – also making her first appearance in the guide this year – has been doing great things and recently won a Federal Circuit appeal in an almost 10-year fight against the Coca-Cola Company on behalf of Royal Crown Company and Dr Pepper/Seven Up regarding whether Coca-Cola could claim exclusive trademark rights in ZERO for soft drinks; Mende puts his litigation background to good use as a strategic counsellor particularly on social media matters; and senior counsels Lehv and Zissu are vital strategic sounding boards for their colleagues and clients. Two things stand out when you run through these individuals: the depth and diversity of this young talent. As one source comments: “Fross Zelnick has conscientious, articulate and diverse future leaders and a strong focus on good training.”

Goodwin Procter LLP

Goodwin Procter shines in mission-critical IP litigation and operates at the highest level both in patents and trademarks. As testament to this, it has led clients to several Supreme Court wins in the past few years. A senior member of the team in New York is Ira Levy, who embodies the firm’s commercial approach to litigation. Levy pays attention to why he is involved in a case and keeps clients’ business interests front and centre in his mind. He preps every case as if it were going to trial, creating leverage and seizing on opportunities to resolve matters in a way that advances objectives, and plays an integral role in the group’s market-leading life sciences practice, undertaking risk assessments on pharmaceutical product naming and advising on comparative advertising matters. What is more, the versatile operator is also a licensing and IP commercialisation expert. Recently elevated to the partnership, Jessica Rothstein anchors the counselling and portfolio development side of the practice. She makes herself available 24/7 and provides superb counsel on trademark risk and essential strategy.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig is a heavyweight in the trademark space. With a large brand management group and a global focus, the outfit is filled with top experts (many with in-house and USPTO examiner experience), who protect, enforce and monetise trademark rights with alacrity as part of a well-rounded practice. In New York, master of all trades Daniel Schloss is in his element getting to grips with technical trademark issues. A current key focus for him is litigating on behalf of Fujifilm North America in a declaratory judgment action that it brought in the Southern District of New York against Polaroid, seeking non-infringement with respect to the white border form factor of instant film products. The case is a prime example of the level of teamwork that is evident across the practice. Alongside Schloss is fellow New Yorker Masahiro Noda – a popular choice among Japanese companies for prosecution and, increasingly, litigation. Noda’s strength is big-picture strategic thinking, as well as mentoring younger attorneys in the group. Schloss also works closely with Alan Sutin, who serves as chair of the technology, media and telecoms practice and senior chair of the global IP and technology practice for Godiva Chocolatier and Jennifer Lopez and JLO Holding Company, among others. Sutin’s counsel is like gold dust and a consequence of his experience in intellectual property beyond trademarks; his expertise also encompasses privacy and cybersecurity, which are significant areas of concern for brand owners.

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Rochester-based Harter Secrest & Emery maintains a vibrant trademark practice serving a diverse mix of companies, including some household names. What is more, the firm delivers on its promise of high-level expertise and strategic guidance at a significantly lower cost. The team works swiftly and with precision from the brand and product ideation stage through prosecution and on to commercialisation and litigation. Indeed, there is nothing that it cannot do. Leading the line is Jon O Webster, former chief trademark counsel at Bausch & Lomb. He sees things from a business standpoint and meaningfully understands the pressures of in-house counsel; clients are not commodities to him. Among recent work, he has been acting for Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its global clearance and filing strategy.

Haynes and Boone, LLP

A reasonably priced firm with exceptional trademark and IP resources, Haynes and Boone is advantageously situated in the market. Its expansion and momentum in the Big Apple have not gone unnoticed – debuting in the WTR 1000 New York rankings this year. Making a significant contribution to this success locally has been Adam Siegartel, who joined from Proskauer Rose in Summer 2017. As an experienced first-chair litigator, Siegartel knows how things go down in litigation, which he uses to his advantage in prosecution. Covering both of these, his versatility is invaluable to the practice. Personable, accessible, substantively excellent and a candid adviser, he engenders great trust in his clients. Indicative of the strategic importance of the New York office, it is also home to firm-wide IP litigation group chair Richard Rochford, who litigates across the IP spectrum with confidence and poise. This year, on the trademark front, he had a significant jury trial win for a skincare company affirmed on appeal and handled a competitor-on-competitor suit for Mattress Firm against Sleepy’s.

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth boasts an incredibly dynamic trademark offering. Spearheading the group, James Rosini is the undisputed master of emergency rebranding – to which his outstanding international network and exceptionally well-drilled paralegal team are vital, conducting dozens of searches daily. This is just one element of his multifaceted practice, which also encompasses prosecution, counselling and high-end litigation. On the prosecution side, he has been assisting Goldman Sachs Group with the protection of its core brand and its first consumer-facing product, Marcus by Goldman Sachs, as well as handling the entire portfolio of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team – a client that he rebranded from the Devil Rays to the Rays the year that they got into the World Series. People love to work with Rosini, citing his “clear and concise advice, deep well of knowledge and many years of experience” as reasons why. “Jim is always conscious of your business concerns and thinks strategically to help them navigate complex IP issues in a cost-effective manner.” Flexing a similarly broad skill set, Jonathan Reichman has carved out a niche in protecting, licensing and enforcing rights in fictional and animated characters. His more traditional patrons include British Airways and Vimeo, for which he acts on prosecution and brand strategy.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

When it comes to IP protection, Katten is a destination firm for leading lights of the fashion world. Nobody knows the industry as well as award-winning Karen Artz Ash, a brand strategist and protector at the very top of her game. Her strong background in economics and finance has informed her career-long focus on delivering business advantages to clients – whether through targeted prosecution or deal negotiation. Jan Tamulewicz is also knowledgeable in the fashion and luxury sector, as well as many others, including finance, retail and consumer electronics. Moreover, he is warmly endorsed by foreign associates for his international brand protection expertise.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Rights holders turn to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in their droves for outside-the-box thinking on new branding and business models. Underpinning its ability to deliver in this is a holistic approach and deep specialisation and experience across all facets of brand protection and enforcement. Notable developments at the firm in 2019 were the opening of a trademark agency in Beijing and winning an award for diversity from a key client. The distinguished New York team is headlined by Marc Lieberstein – a “phenomenal lawyer with a razor-sharp mind and unflappable demeanour”. The retail and consumer goods team co-chair is a top choice for licensing and franchising matters. Other faces in the local line-up are: Jason Vogel, a “highly effective all-round advocate and adviser” who divides his time between New York and California; Georges Nahitchevansky, a master litigator of trademark, copyright and internet-related disputes; Christopher Woods, who has teamed up with Nahitchevansky to represent one of the world’s most valuable brands; and Lisa Pearson, “an excellent litigator who is at her best handling the most complex trademark cases”.

King & Spalding LLP

Nothing is off limits in trademark practice for King & Spalding, which acquits itself with distinction in search, clearance, strategic IP management, counselling, litigation and licensing. The team’s representation is well informed by granular sector knowledge, infusing advice to key players in the personal care, consumer products and food and beverage industries with a strong commercial flavour. Kathleen McCarthy has been with cosmetics retail company Sephora every step of the way – from inception to becoming a leading name on the market; she knows how to create, sustain and enhance IP value. “When it comes to product name searches, Kathleen overlays the raw results with thorough analyses and actually gives her opinion as to whether a particular name can be used. She provides consistently prompt responses and practical advice. Unafraid to make recommendations in a way that other outside lawyers might perceive as risky, she does a great job putting herself in the shoes of her clients.” Bruce Baber is a stalwart of King & Spalding’s patent and trademark litigation practice. He is the man for must-win litigation in food and beverage-related disputes.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis constantly fields calls for representation in high-profile trademark matters. The distinguished litigation side has an exemplary track record and a habit of winning on summary judgment and frequently obtaining or defeating preliminary injunctions. Key to this success is knowing clients’ businesses and industries, developing relatable and resonant trial themes early and working with both extreme speed and precision. The lawyers are enthusiastically endorsed as “thoughtful, incredibly responsive, strategic and all-round stellar partners to busy in-house professionals”. “You simply cannot find better, smarter or more ethical lawyers in the trademark field.” For emphasis, one source adds: “I will never waive a conflict and allow them on the other side of the table.” Setting the pace is Dale Cendali – a “super-powered lawyer who achieves resolutions and successes that seem impossible”. “She is a go-to lawyer especially in disputes that put you in the media spotlight.” Another senior figure is Claudia Ray, who is applauded for being “brilliant at executing on strategy”. Very much a thought leader, Ray recently served as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee and is an author of Supreme Court amicus briefs and a member of the advisory board at the New York University School of Law Engelberg Centre on Innovation Law and Policy. Thanks in part to Cendali’s and Ray’s excellent mentorship, Joshua Simmons and Johanna Schmitt are entering prime time right now. Simmons – who has recently been litigating alongside Cendali for Fortnite creator Epic Games – is “always up on the latest legal developments and provides practical advice and solutions. He is passionate about the law and always ready for a challenge and is especially recommended for matters in which new technologies may be involved.” Appearing in the WTR 1000 for the first time this year, Schmitt is fearsome and brilliant at all manner of tasks, especially getting experts excluded at trial. In addition to litigating, she plays a significant counselling role and advises the National Football League, Colgalte-Palmolive, Futures Without Violence and ONE, an advocacy organisation tackling poverty and preventable disease.

Ladas & Parry LLP

Ladas & Parry’s unique selling point is the seamlessness with which it handles international prosecution and global enforcement. Practitioners there cultivate nuanced knowledge of the laws in jurisdictions worldwide and closely monitor the trends and developments affecting the markets in which their clients have interests. As such, the advice they give is always current. Stars of the stage include Dennis Prahl and Bharati Bakshani. Prahl is admired for his business-empathetic and innovative approach in developing new tools to help manage the practice efficiently while fostering greater transparency. One of the few lawyers in the WTR 1000 who is qualified in three jurisdictions (New York, India and the United Kingdom), Bakshani can take you on a tour round the world and deliver the insight of a local practitioner at all stops along the way. In particular, she is the go-to for work in India and Central and Latin America. An authority on USPTO practice, strong IP generalist Matthew Asbell is a creative problem solver with a focus on US prosecution. More than a prosecution and counselling shop, Ladas & Parry is well rounded thanks to its robust litigation and transactions practices manned by Ralph Cathcart and Lanning Bryer, respectively. Cathcart lives and breathes intellectual property and has been practising for many years, as well as teaching at top schools. He does not over staff cases, is flexible with alternative fee arrangements and works miracles at keeping costs down while getting big-time results. An invaluable resource on IP-rich international deals, Bryer has been on a rocket ride recently fuelled by his clients’ intensive M&A, licensing and reorganisation activity.

Leason Ellis LLP

There is nothing over elaborate about Leason Ellis’ pitch; the firm has highly accomplished trademark lawyers who are easy to deal with and who carry out sophisticated work at lower rates than those at larger, more established practices. The ensemble has invested heavily in its infrastructure and is well situated to handle large global portfolios for the likes of new client ITT Inc and Honeywell International. Representing the latter are Peter Sloane and Karin Segall. As head of the trademark and copyright group, Sloane has done well to cultivate a collaborative spirit and harmonious environment. Key to this has been effective mentoring and the opportunities available to younger team members. Segall garners praise as a “responsive, thoughtful, practical and strategic lawyer in whom people establish a high level of trust”. What is more, “her bills are fair and reasonable”. Another recipient of enthusiastic reviews is WTR 1000 debutant Lauren Emerson “Lauren’s work ethic and commitment to clients are impeccable. She is so darn smart, too, and will mull over a legal problem to find creative, efficient solutions. It is always a positive experience working with her; she clearly loves practising law and her enthusiasm shines through in everything she does.” Leading the litigation section is Yuval Marcus, another highly regarded expert: “Yuval is extremely knowledgeable about trademark practice generally and about litigation in particular.” “His reaction times are lightning fast” and he is highly effective at taking over cases that have gone sideways under the watch of other firms; as such, he does not just run the Big Law playbook but litigates with real purpose. A vital contributor to the success of the practice across the contentious/non-contentious divide, Martin Schwimmer is best known as a domain name disputes authority and top trademark blogger.

McCarter & English LLP 

McCarter & English’s culture of collaboration – across offices and practices – lends itself well to creative problem solving and advanced strategising, both of which are strong suits of the trademark team. With companies becoming more thoughtful about where to pick fights and demonstrating greater willingness to square off against infringers in the jurisdictions that are important to them, the firm and its New York lawyers Margarita Wallach and James H Donoian have become a natural port of call. Local managing partner and trademark group co-chair Wallach is an experienced litigator who does not overthink things but cuts to the chase and takes a pragmatic approach. Donoian is another business-like enforcer with a great track record on the global stage. The pair maintain busy prosecution and counselling roles as well, and have a burgeoning practice in the cannabis industry.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick has set itself apart as a premier choice for trademark enforcement at the International Trade Commission (ITC). In 2019 it conducted a remarkable three separate investigations at the commission acting for New Balance against Converse, Mahindra & Mahindra against FCA US and BIC against Arrow Lighter, Zhuoye and Excel Group. New York-based Peter Vogl took the lead for BIC to halt the continued import of lighters infringing its trademark rights in its iconic pocket lighters. Litigation tends to be an episodic practice, but Vogl is one of the few top trial lawyers to cut through that; he acts more like a value-adding business consultant than a hired gun. He has had other notable cases on the go, too, including his representation of Kars 4 Kids against America Can! – which raises issues regarding the value of a federal registration over mere use of a mark in a limited geography – and acting for CoorsTek Medical against CeramTec in a trade dress case in which his client’s right to use the colour pink for ceramic hip implant components was preserved. Working with him on the latter was Lisa Simpson, a common-sense lawyer who is formidable in trademark and copyright litigation. Orrick significantly bolstered its group in 2019 with the recruitment of some top names from Fish, including Elizabeth Brenckman, who played a key role in the New Balance ITC matter above. Brenckman is highly effective at keeping clients out of trouble – and great at fighting their corner when they are in deep.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz 

Propelled by outstanding feedback, Pearl Cohen debuts in the WTR 1000 this year in style. One source comments: “We have found Pearl Cohen to be a friendly, reliable full-service firm with deep subject matter expertise in trademarks and many other areas and an excellent network of contacts worldwide.” According to another: “Their professionals in both New York and Israel are a perfect fit for our needs.” Special praise is awarded to Todd Braverman, a “highly responsive, meticulous and efficient portfolio manager”. “Todd is cost conscious and doesn’t waste his clients’ resources. Collaborative and creative – and never idle – he comes up with fresh ideas and is proactive in bringing them to attention.” As an “authority on trademark law”, he is “great to call for a gut check”. Jacqueline Zion is also highly rated as an “exceptionally responsive and client-centric attorney”. “She understands business and is a strong advocate who knows when it’s time to fight and when it’s time to settle.” “She provides honest advice and is a guiding force through all aspects of trademark protection and enforcement.”

Phillips Nizer LLP

Testament to both the quality and diversity of its trademark offering, Phillips Nizer makes its first appearance in the WTR 1000 this year being listed in both the prosecution and strategy and enforcement and litigation tables for New York. The ensemble is a favourite of German and French companies – with special desks set up to cater for them – but draws crowds from all over the world thanks to its thoughtful and easily actionable advice, international expertise and cost-effectiveness. Leaders of the practice Monica McCabe and Alan Behr get a great write-up from those they represent. “A trusted adviser on every level, Monica has an amazing breadth of experience in trademarks, first-class knowledge plus great foreign connections. She responds promptly to inquiries and is patient when answering questions; her work and professional approach are both exemplary.” Fashion is core to Behr’s life, coming from a family that has been in the business for over 100 years. “Alan is great to collaborate with as a responsive partner and clear communicator who is on top of things at all times.” Arbitration has become a more notable thread in his practice of late.

Proskauer Rose LLP

A combination of market-leading advertising expertise and well-cultivated trademark abilities gives Proskauer Rose its edge and makes it a compelling choice for marquee brand owners seeking 360-degree advice and protection. Unfazed by the most complex or pressing litigation, its high-calibre trial lawyers know their way around a courtroom. Tried, tested and true, Lawrence Weinstein and Brendan O’Rourke possess razor-sharp advocacy skills and strong leadership credentials. Weinstein co-heads the IP litigation and false advertising and trademark groups, as O’Rourke has done in the past.

Pryor Cashman LLP

Pryor Cashman represents a hall of fame’s worth of celebrities, artists and entrepreneurs. Brad Rose and Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme bring all the strategic counselling, crisis management, litigation, rights monetisation and deal expertise that their clients need and run the top celebrity branding practice in the country. It does not end there either; they excel at helping brands to reach their maximum potential whatever their nature or industry setting. Both have been instrumental in the development of a cross-disciplinary cannabis practice – a notable recent development at the firm. Rose sees the big picture and while he can be very aggressive when necessary, he also takes a practical approach to litigation and immerses himself in clients’ businesses. Finguerra-DuCharme represents Honda Motor Co, Richemont International and L’Oréal International, among many others. She is always available to them – checking emails before bed and up and on it at 6am – and gives succinct, direct advice so that patrons need not hunt for an underlying answer. When it comes to litigation, she is not to be trifled with, and is always on top of case law developments. Meanwhile, her clearance and prosecution work “is outstanding – and her responses to office actions are creative and responsive”. With one source adding: “Her fees are reasonable, too.” The work of Finguerra-DuCharme and Teresa Lee demonstrates the outfit’s finely honed skill set. Lee co-chairs the trademark group and as a former examining attorney, knows how to run prosecution and TTAB proceedings.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP 

Seyfarth Shaw’s technologically advanced trademark offering is a must-have for rights holders prioritising efficiency, transparency and cost-effectiveness. Enabled by the SeyfarthLink collaboration platform, lawyers from Atlanta, Boston, California, Houston, London, New York and Washington DC operate on a virtual hallway, making light work of managing large portfolios transnationally thanks to the ease with which they come together. The past year has seen some notable successes in court, particularly with respect to obtaining injunctive relief. Edward Maluf has contributed significantly in this regard; he is a succinct storyteller who can convey to judges the good guys and the bad guys in a way that is efficient and persuasive. Maluf, co-chair of the national IP group and the false advertising, product labelling and warnings group, is also an adept prosecutor and sage counsellor and has recently been the beneficiary of major brands consolidating their outside representatives.

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Many of Sheppard Mullin’s brand experts have ample trial experience, making the firm a dynamic player in trademark infringement litigation. Held in high regard in New York, Theodore Max is at the forefront of many of the set’s key client relationships and cases. Currently, he is acting for the North Face Apparel in a trademark and unfair competition case and representing Chanel in a number of issues, including a false advertising and unfair competition dispute against What Comes Around Goes Around over a trademark-infringing use of a hashtag. Paul Garrity also has impressive enforcement chops and is an assured handler of complex IP, advertising, marketing trade secret and regulatory matters; he is a sure bet for a successful transaction.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

In terms of its sophistication, Skadden’s trademark practice is an elite one. The team manifests a rare faculty for resolving complex disputes, not just fighting them, and getting signatures on the dotted line of landscape-shaping transactions. Litigator Anthony Dreyer “does superlative work, especially in the sports field, but in trademarks more generally. He’s extremely commercial and has a fantastic team of associates.” He has added several standout work examples to his CV recently, having secured a settlement including a permanent injunction and cancellation of infringing trademark registrations and monetary payment for Pan American Health Organisation against Uniting for Health Innovation, scoring an appellate win in NantKwest v Iancu as amicus for INTA and settling a trademark and copyright infringement case on behalf of the National Hockey League against the Hockey Cup. Bruce Goldner inks big-ticket deals daily with brands being fundamental to his practice. Recent examples of his high-end work include advising 21st Century Fox on the IP and brand and technology licensing aspects of its $71.3 billion acquisition by the Walt Disney Company.

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil’s lawyers make for good counsellors because they have stood up in court and litigated complex cases – they think outside the box and pursue strategies that many others do not see. Putting this on display is Randi Singer, a professional firefighter who has a talent for making problems go away quickly. Singer has a lot of momentum in the pharmaceutical space at present and is, by way of example, representing Janssen Biologics against Novartis in a false advertising lawsuit. Fellow practice leader Bruce Rich is a veteran first-chair trial counsel and deep IP thinker. He has been showcasing his authoritative expertise in his recent work for Alibaba Group on the issue of the potential secondary liability for trademark infringement of e-commerce-enabling platforms. The mentorship of Singer and Rich has really helped Jessica Falk to rise up the ranks. Having recently been promoted to partner, “Jessica exhibits her knowledge of trademark law in her crystal-clear writing and savvy litigation approach. She has a leadership style that engenders loyalty among her team members of confidence from her clients. She really puts a premium on the service aspects of her role, too.”

Winston & Strawn LLP 

Taking a sophisticated global approach to trademark procurement and enforcement, Winston protects and defends clients to the hilt. The firm has much deeper USPTO and TTAB experience than casual observers might give it credit for and proves to be an efficient handler of international portfolios. Meanwhile, the group remains the litigation force that it has always been, with esteemed trial lawyers such as Michael Elkin, the firm’s vice-chair, continuing to pull out all the stops. Elkin is a go-to on copyright and trademark matters for several communications and media companies; he is second to none on IP cases arising out of the streaming of film, television and music.

Other recommended experts

Rose Auslander has a diverse range of interests outside the law, which makes her well rounded and broad minded as a practitioner.” The Carter Ledyard & Milburn lawyer is “extremely knowledgeable in both the copyright and trademark fields”. Brian Brokate is one of the top anti-counterfeiting experts in the United States. His client, legislative, policy and education work puts him at the heart of solutions to the piracy problem. He operates out of Gibney Anthony & Flaherty. Mandelbaum Salsburg’s Ronald Coleman advocates on both sides of the ‘v’ and is doing work for up-and-coming brands and people making new paradigms in the fashion realm. He brilliantly represents Davids against Goliaths and can handle a case from inception through to trial and all levels of appeal – coming out with a great result. His strong social media presence has been a big engine of growth in his practice; he says what he thinks but is not just sounding off – there is intellectual rigour underpinning everything he puts out. Tamar Duvdevani takes the reins of DLA Piper’s New York IP and technology group. She has a nuanced knowledge of the fashion, retail, media and consumer goods sectors and a commercially focused approach. Michael Graif recently joined Mintz from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, significantly amping up the firm’s enforcement practice. He understands the ups and downs of cases and keeps his clients fully informed. Graif is becoming known as a leading trade dress litigator. In a real coup for Cooley, Jeffrey Greene recently joined the firm in New York as a partner in its high-flying global trademark, copyright and advertising group. The former Fenwick & West lawyer has settled in well as a team player who weaves others into his work and relationships astutely. His practice is focused on brand protection and strategic counselling. Stacey Jill Grossman is as commercial as they come; the former News Corporation vice president and associate general counsel sees things from her clients’ perspective and tailors her service accordingly. She runs her own eponymous law office. Gregory Gulia represents Goodman Networks, a leading provider of end-to-end field services solutions, and has got some difficult marks registered for the company. The Duane Morris lawyer also acts for Unilever with respect to litigation and enforcement. He knows how to overcome roadblocks in court and before the USPTO. Chair of Bracewell’s trademark and copyright group Erin Hennessy is a former chief trademark counsel in-house whose business sense chimes with clients. She provides wrap-around brand support to legal, business and marketing teams. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Erik Kahn is an IP and technology transactions maven with his finger on the pulse of multiple industries including financial services, retail, healthcare and consumer brands. He is an experienced litigator to boot. Experience sets Fox Rothschild partner Perla Kuhn apart; she has been counselling on brand protection and enforcement for over three decades. Notably, some of the companies she now works for have been clients throughout that time – telling you all you need to know about the quality of her service. Clark Lackert of Carlton Fields speaks with authority to a global audience on many subjects including online liability, geographical indications and the protection of well-known marks. In practice, coordinating international IP protection and litigation is his forte. Eleanor Lackman, who recently lateralled to Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp from Cown, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, is “a great fit for companies and individuals in the media and entertainment field”. “She is both an excellent trademark and copyright lawyer who is good in court and in negotiations.” John Mancini is a senior figure at Mayer Brown, a former co-chair of its IP group and a member of its global partnership board. He has been on a roll lately, overseeing Goya Foods’ 800-strong trademark portfolio in 125-plus countries, managing and enforcing Modern Luxury’s rights, and representing Nespresso in trademark and trade dress fights against numerous competitors. Mark Mutterperl has a long track record assisting blue-chip brand owners across the trademark lifecycle. Litigation is a particular strength for the Zeisler lawyer, who has represented INTA and the International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition in amicus submissions. Ben Natter makes it his mission to understand the business objectives of his clients – and ensures that all his associates and foreign correspondents do as well. A first-class problem solver in the context of international brand disputes, he has been taking over work from major global firms because of the personal attention he gives matters and the finesse that he applies to every task. Haug Partners is his base of operations. Patterson Belknap is a force in commercial and IP litigation. Maintaining the outfit’s reputation for excellence in the brands space are Geoffrey Potter and Steven Zalesin. Potter is especially strong on anti-counterfeiting, while Zalesin is a false advertising guru. Robert Raskopf is a “very accomplished trial lawyer who has handled some really big cases”. He co-chairs Quinn Emanuel’s trademark and copyright and media and entertainment groups and leads its sports litigation practice. “Incisive and practical” is how people describe Maria Scungio, a former Wolf Greenfield lawyer now at Robinson & Cole. The global portfolio management and IP transactions expert is “a pleasure to work with and someone with a great sense of humour”. At Pepper Hamilton “Howard Shire is incredibly fast and responsive, and he asks all the right questions.” He is an expert in alternative forms of dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Scott Sisun understands all the nuances of practice at the USPTO and can provide clients with an inside look having served there as an examiner. Trademark law is his passion and he demonstrates impressive range in the practice, representing different sized clients in diverse sectors. He has an affinity with start-ups and gives them honest, up-front advice so that they can enter a market with the strongest possible brand. He runs his own shop. “Claudia Smith is a must for pharmaceutical trademark work. A lot of big companies rely on her for all their clearance and prosecution work. Deliberate, experienced and wise to the industry, she is one of White & Case’s best.” Highly rated by foreign associates, David Sunshine is a litigation, enforcement and transactions ace at Cozen O’Connor. “He gives practical, helpful advice and is an easy-going guy who is a pleasure to work with.” Donna Tobin recently made the switch from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz to Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld. Whether litigating, licensing intellectual property or advising on clearance or portfolio development, her aim is to make her in-house contacts look good. She achieves this by focusing on results and creating IP value. Kristen Mollnow Walsh draws effusive praise from the market. One source comments: “We simply adore Kristen. She conducts in-depth analyses, crafts protective strategies, provides realistic assessments on potential infringement issues and is transparent on costs. She has transformed our IP efforts in the United States.” She is based in Rochester with Nixon Peabody. Unstinting in her dedication to quality and her focus on commercially beneficial outcomes, Patricia Werner draws prominent brands to the Kelley Drye stable. Enforcement and licensing are her main strengths, although she is an adept all-round trademark issue spotter and problem solver.

Individuals: enforcement and litigation

  • David H Bernstein - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Dale M Cendali - Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Anthony J Dreyer - Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Lisa Pearson - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Claudia E Ray - Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Bruce Rich - Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • James E Rosini - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Barbara A Solomon - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Peter D Vogl - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Bruce W Baber - King & Spalding LLP
  • Brian W Brokate - Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
  • Ronald D Coleman - Mandelbaum Salsburg
  • James H Donoian - McCarter & English LLP 
  • Kieran G Doyle - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Sandra Edelman - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Louis S Ederer - Arnold & Porter
  • G Roxanne Elings - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Bruce R Ewing - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme - Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Paul W Garrity - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Lydia T Gobena - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Michael R Graif - Mintz
  • Mary L Kevlin - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Jonathan Z King - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Ira J Levy - Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Paul C Llewellyn - Arnold & Porter
  • A John P Mancini - Mayer Brown
  • Richard S Mandel - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • John P Margiotta - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Michelle Mancino Marsh - Arent Fox LLP
  • Theodore C Max - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Kathleen E McCarthy - King & Spalding LLP
  • Heather J McDonald - Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Craig Mende - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Jonathan E Moskin - Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Mark N Mutterperl - Zeisler PLLC
  • Georges Nahitchevansky - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Brendan J O'Rourke - Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Robert L Raskopf - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Richard D Rochford - Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Brad D Rose - Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Adam Siegartel - Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Randi Singer - Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Peter S Sloane - Leason Ellis LLP
  • Donna A Tobin - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
  • Margarita Wallach - McCarter & English LLP 
  • Robert Wasnofski - Dentons
  • James Weinberger - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Lawrence I Weinstein - Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Christopher J Woods - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Steven A Zalesin - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • Rose Auslander - Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • Megan Bannigan - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Alan Behr - Phillips Nizer LLP
  • Elizabeth Brenckman - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Ralph H Cathcart - Ladas & Parry LLP
  • David A Donahue - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Tamar Y Duvdevani - DLA Piper
  • Michael S Elkin - Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Jessica Falk - Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Catherine MC Farrelly - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC 
  • Jeremy Feigelson - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Gregory Gulia - Duane Morris LLP
  • Suzanne Hengl - Baker Botts LLP
  • Marylee Jenkins - Arent Fox LLP
  • J Christopher Jensen - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Leo Kittay - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Clark W Lackert - Carlton Fields
  • Eleanor M Lackman - Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Maryann E Licciardi - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Marc A Lieberstein - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Yuval Marcus - Leason Ellis LLP
  • Nicole Mazanitis - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • Kristen McCallion - Fish & Richardson
  • Ben Natter - Haug Partners LLP 
  • Masahiro Noda - Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Marcia Paul - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Laura Popp-Rosenberg - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Geoffrey Potter - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • Jonathan D Reichman - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Monica Richman - Dentons
  • Sarah Robertson - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Lisa Rosaya - Baker McKenzie
  • Edward H Rosenthal - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • Jessica L Rothstein - Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Matthew T Salzmann - Arnold & Porter
  • Johanna Schmitt - Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Eric J Shimanoff - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Howard J Shire - Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Joshua L Simmons - Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Lisa T Simpson - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Fara Sunderji - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • David Sunshine - Cozen O’Connor
  • Robert Weisbein - Foley & Lardner LLP

Individuals: prosecution and strategy

  • Lawrence E Apolzon - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Karen Artz Ash - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Pamela T Church - Baker McKenzie
  • Sandra Edelman - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • G Roxanne Elings - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Lydia T Gobena - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Nadine H Jacobson - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Alexandra Nicholson - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Monica Richman - Dentons
  • Lisa Rosaya - Baker McKenzie
  • James E Rosini - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Allison Strickland Ricketts - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Bharati Bakshani - Ladas & Parry LLP
  • Alan Behr - Phillips Nizer LLP
  • Cara Boyle - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Todd Braverman - Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz 
  • Carlos Cucurella - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Louis S Ederer - Arnold & Porter
  • Catherine MC Farrelly - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC 
  • Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme - Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Lynn Fruchter - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Jeffrey Greene - Cooley LLP
  • Suzanne Hengl - Baker Botts LLP
  • Erin S Hennessy - Bracewell LLP
  • Robert BG Horowitz - Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Mary L Kevlin - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Perla M Kuhn - Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Teresa Lee - Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Marc A Lieberstein - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Edward Maluf - Seyfarth Shaw LLP 
  • Michelle Mancino Marsh - Arent Fox LLP
  • Theodore C Max - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Monica P McCabe - Phillips Nizer LLP
  • Kristen McCallion - Fish & Richardson
  • Kathleen E McCarthy - King & Spalding LLP
  • Craig Mende - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Masahiro Noda - Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Dennis S Prahl - Ladas & Parry LLP
  • Brad D Rose - Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Joel Karni Schmidt - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Martin Schwimmer - Leason Ellis LLP
  • Adam Siegartel - Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Peter J Silverman - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Peter S Sloane - Leason Ellis LLP
  • Claudia A Smith - White & Case LLP
  • Deborah K Squiers - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Eric Stenshoel - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • Catherine Stockell - Fish & Richardson
  • Alan N Sutin - Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Max Vern - Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
  • Jason M Vogel - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Kristen Mollnow Walsh - Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Robert Wasnofski - Dentons
  • Jon O Webster - Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 
  • Matthew D Asbell - Ladas & Parry LLP
  • Rose Auslander - Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • Lanning G Bryer - Ladas & Parry LLP
  • Elizabeth Cohen - Arent Fox LLP
  • James H Donoian - McCarter & English LLP 
  • Mary A Donovan - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Lauren Emerson - Leason Ellis LLP
  • Bruce J Goldner - Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Michael R Graif - Mintz
  • Stacy Jill Grossman - Law Office of Stacy J Grossman
  • Dori Ann Hanswirth - Arnold & Porter
  • Erik W Kahn - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Clark W Lackert - Carlton Fields
  • Meichelle MacGregor - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Ben Natter - Haug Partners LLP 
  • Jonathan D Reichman - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Sarah Robertson - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Jessica L Rothstein - Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Daniel Schloss - Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Johanna Schmitt - Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Maria A Scungio - Robinson & Cole LLP
  • Karin Segall - Leason Ellis LLP
  • Scott Sisun - Sisun Law
  • Jan Tamulewicz - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Donna A Tobin - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
  • Patricia Werner - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Christopher J Woods - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Jacqueline Zion - Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz 

Luminaries

  • William M Borchard - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Richard Lehv - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Roger L Zissu - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC