United States: New York

Firms: enforcement and litigation

  • Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC 
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • Leason Ellis LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • BakerHostetler LLP
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Ladas & Parry LLP
  • McCarter & English LLP 
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Pryor Cashman 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 
  • Baker McKenzie LLP 
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Leason Ellis LLP
  • Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • BakerHostetler LLP
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • Dentons US LLP
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Ladas & Parry LLP
  • McCarter & English LLP 
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Arent Fox LLP

Arent Fox makes its first appearance in the WTR 1000 New York rankings this year; its Big Apple lawyers make a vital contribution to one of the largest trademark practices in a full-service firm in the country. The top name locally is Michelle Mancino Marsh, “a pragmatic and skilful negotiator” who regularly affects the wider trademark landscape through her distinguished advocacy in important litigations. For expertise on the intersection of IP law and the Internet, look to Marylee Jenkins, a litigator well suited to multifaceted cases involving patent, trademark and copyright claims. She fights the corner of Spectrum Brands, a New York Stock Exchange-listed consumer products manufacturer and one of Arent Fox’s most active clients. Elizabeth Cohen provides trenchant and tailored advice on everything from registration to enforcement. She acts for a leading global retailer and teams up with Washington DC counsel Michael Grow to handle complex matters for Warner Bros Entertainment and The Saul Zaentz Company, the latter of which owns a large international portfolio of trademark rights covering The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

The do-it-all trademark crew at Arnold & Porter “offer creative solutions to complex problems while effectively managing legal risk, enabling clients to achieve their business goals”. The set leads the way in the consumer goods area thanks to difference-making expertise in the packaging, labelling and design domains, but also has a nuanced understanding of fashion and life sciences. A key draw is the experience of Louis Ederer – more than 40 years in the game grants him a level of strategic nous that is hard to find elsewhere. In just one recent example of breaking new ground, he successfully registered Bottega Veneta’s proprietary weave design for handbags. Not only a prosecution talent, he also anchors sweeping enforcement efforts for prestigious luxury clients. “Lou has exceptional substantive knowledge, but what sets him apart is the practical and commercial nature of his advice.” Garnering references for the same qualities is Matthew Salzmann, a litigator and anti-counterfeiting ace who acts for LVMH. Salzmann and Ederer frequently team up to give patrons a strong one-two punch. Serving the needs of Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, Paul Llewellyn takes charge of the group’s pharmaceutical trademarks practice. He also represents food and beverages leaders and is a go-to for The Hershey Company and Pernod Ricard, among others. “Paul is very commercial and understands that tolerance for risk varies over time, by matter and by client. He achieves great results and is particularly good at negotiating settlements even in the most contentious circumstances – you can really count on him. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of US trademark case law and is responsive, easygoing and a pleasure to be with.”

Baker Botts LLP

The IP group at Baker Botts cannot be pigeonholed: not just a litigation or prosecution shop, it thinks about brands holistically, taking into consideration advertising, domain name, social media and internet law issues, for example. Many of the firm’s blue-chip trademark clients – particularly those in the food and beverage sector – make a beeline for New York special counsel Suzanne Hengl. She can cover a lot of ground, being eminently experienced in clearance work and opinion giving, as well as prosecution and enforcement. A forward-thinking lawyer who “anticipates the needs of her clients and addresses them speedily”, Hengl is proactive about giving presentations on brand topics that give in-house counsel and C-Suite executives the tools they need to do their jobs. “Pragmatic, responsive and down to earth, she can be recommended without hesitation.”

Baker McKenzie LLP 

In this year’s WTR 1000 Baker McKenzie earns a spot on the US national rankings – its trademark work is sophisticated in nature and undertaken worldwide. New York professionals Lisa Rosaya and Pamela Church also take their place on the table of national prosecution and strategy leaders, thanks to outstanding references and sterling performances for marquee clients such as Unilever, Brooks Brothers, The Body Shop and Swarovski. “Lisa consistently delivers top-quality advice on clearance, prosecution and enforcement globally. She counsels legal and business teams commercially and strategically while making her advice on the law clear and well organised.” “She never overworks a mandate but quickly comes up with thoughtful solutions. A master of the art and science of trademark searching, she puts you in a position to make well-reasoned decisions.” As chair of the North America IP practice, Church has “shaped a fantastic line-up of IP experts”. “Her approach is rigorously commercial and she has seen and done it all. Even when there’s a massive time difference, she reverts almost immediately to let you know your problem is in hand – she always makes you feel like your issues are a priority for her.” She puts the firm’s international resources at the fingertips of her clients: “If you have an issue that has global ramifications and you don’t know which lawyers in which locations would be best placed to handle it, you need only contact Pam and she will instantly find the right people.”

BakerHostetler LLP

BakerHostetler manages more than 27,500 trademark registrations in over 150 countries, filing over 1,800 trademark applications in 2017 – suffice it to say, the firm has a rich prosecution and strategy practice. A key client served from the New York office is Sony, which has been calling on Robert Horowitz since 1982. An all-rounder when it comes to brands, Horowitz has “a total command of trademark law” and is a quick-witted problem solver who gives “extremely practical advice”. With “world class” Heather McDonald in the fold, the local group is also esteemed for its enforcement prowess. “When fakers see McDonald coming, they run – she’s a pre-eminent anti-counterfeiting lawyer in New York.” She tirelessly improves the lot of all those engaged in combating piracy, thanks to her drafting and lobbying efforts – both locally and at a federal level – to increase the penalties faced by those involved in the counterfeit trade.

Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC

“Cowan Liebowitz & Latman is extremely well qualified in all aspects of intellectual property and has the right people and resources in place to get the job done.” “Its legal experts are vastly experienced and demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, teamwork and attention to detail; they handle portfolios with exceptional care and provide clear and effective directions when dealing with the most complex trademark matters.” “The firm’s track record is very impressive, and the fees it charges are reasonable and fair.” Many of the lawyers here earn vociferous praise from the market: chair Jonathan King and litigator Eric Shimanoff, for example, are “first-rate attorneys who demonstrate mastery of their subject”. Recently, these “zealous advocates” litigated against Crocs on behalf of Car-Freshener. Meanwhile, deft all-round strategist and resolver of difficult disputes Joel Schmidt is “very hands on, responsive, pragmatic and cost effective” and unanimously considered a “delight to deal with”. “Jeffrey Epstein and Lawrence Greene are outstanding lawyers with cutting-edge experience who consistently perform at the highest level.” Epstein is “one of the best for prosecution, with many years of experience”, while Greene is touted as a mastermind at oppositions. In his court litigation and TTAB practice, Kieran Doyle “takes into account all the tiny details to deliver insightful strategic advice and excellent results”. Reflecting on their experience with trademark and copyright ace Deborah Squiers, one source comments: “She meets our needs at every step of our journey and has provided vital support as we have dramatically increased our revenue. She is highly responsive and thorough, but always works within our budget.” “One of the best lawyers at one of the best IP boutiques,” Meichelle MacGregor is a first-rate litigator and counsellor who recently won a Client Choice award for trademark practice in New York. Co-head of the trademark section with Squiers, Lynn Fruchter “provides helpful advice in the most efficient and cost-effective manner and can be highly recommended to anyone looking for really experienced trademark counsel”. With 15 individuals in the WTR 1000 New York chapter, the reservoir of talent runs deep: Mary Kevlin is of the brightest and best in the country on oppositions; William Borchard is at the vanguard of transactional IP practice; Richard Mandel is a crack litigator who successfully represented the opposers in a recent major trademark dispute between cigarette paper companies; and occupying counsel roles, Mary Donovan, Christopher Jensen and Maryann Licciardi bring impressive experience to bear in portfolio management, litigation and TTAB proceedings respectively.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle has dynamite lawyers in New York in Michael Graif and Eric Stenshoel, who run an all-encompassing trademark and brands practice with impressive international reach. Clients simply love what they are doing. Of inspirational IP chief and proficient litigator Graif, one source comments: “Justice is rarely swift or exact, but with Michael we have seen greater success than with anyone else that we’ve worked with. He is commendably aggressive when the situation demands it.” “When it comes to difficult multi-jurisdictional matters, Eric should be kept top of mind. He knows the nuances of trademark law in many jurisdictions and can guide you to your desired results. The depth of his knowledge is always impressive and he’s a very analytical lawyer who gives matters careful thought before he speaks. You’re not left waiting for advice, however – it comes promptly and gets right to the heart of the issues. He’s a real asset to have on your side.” Great at sharpening up portfolios and giving them commercial impetus, Stenshoel is also a licensing and transactional whiz and recently handled the complex sale of a portion of Unipharm’s sizeable trademark portfolio in former Soviet states and Asia.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine maintains a premier technology, media and entertainment-focused trademark and copyright practice and acts across borders for household names including DreamWorks Animation, Scripps Networks Interactive, HBO and Sesame Workshop. The main contact for the latter two, Alexandra Nicholson is second to none in terms of sector expertise. The practice chair is “superb” outside counsel for global trademark matters. “She has a terrific understanding of trademark prosecution rules and practices in many different countries and uses her knowledge creatively to achieve protection goals. Her advice has great practical and commercial value, and she’s extremely aware when it comes to technology. On top if all, she is genuinely fun, friendly and caring, and a lawyer you look forward to speaking with.” Marcia Paul also knows the lay of the land in the media sector and has a rich blend of trademark, copyright, advertising and libel expertise enabling her to provide holistic solutions. Making DWT a destination for brand management – as well as litigation and enforcement – is Roxanne Elings, who operates nimbly in technology and media, and the fashion, beauty and luxury goods fields. The anti-counterfeiting doyenne is a pioneer in addressing IP infringements in the digital domain and has been shutting down counterfeit goods websites left, right and centre for Ralph Lauren and The North Face.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

In the ultra-competitive New York and national trademark services market, Debevoise & Plimpton captures the unwavering attention of blue-chip brand owners for many reasons. It has a rare, laser-like focus on brands and trademarks; the ability to serve clients globally thanks to foreign offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo; and distinguished lawyer David Bernstein at the helm. Bernstein is “a top IP litigator” and “a must for anyone looking to receive the absolute best in trademark counselling and representation”. “David takes a very pragmatic approach to matters and delivers advice logically and in a manner that the business understands. People listen when he talks and when there is a bet-the-company matter to deal with, there’s no other lawyer to use.” Among his many interesting cases, he recently acted for the National Hockey League and Toronto Maple Leafs team in a dispute with music artist Snoop Dogg regarding his applications for ‘Leafs by Snoop’ as a trademark. Bernstein also handled oppositions concerning the protectability of colour trademarks in a pharmaceutical context representing GlaxoSmithKline, whose purple colour mark – applied to the surface of inhaler products – he obtained. Bernstein frequently acts in concert with Jeremy Feigelson to form a hard-hitting team: “Both lawyers are remarkably responsive and get back to you quickly, no matter the day or the time. They have an outstanding knowledge of the law of trademarks and of litigation procedures, which they turn to their clients’ advantage. They are great at utilising the firm’s wider resources and, crucially, are not afraid to give the sort of advice that you might not necessarily want to hear.” Feigelson adds tremendous value with his cutting-edge cybersecurity and data privacy expertise.

Dentons US LLP

Many firms are attempting to innovate around trademark service delivery to make brand protection more efficient and cost effective for clients – this is something that Dentons is way ahead on. Look at its proprietary ‘KnowledgeBase’, which includes – for example – assignment forms (approved by local counsel) for 50-plus jurisdictions. If a company absorbs another entity, the system can be used to instantly generate all the correct documents for transferring the trademarks. Dentons also stands out for the passion and creativity of its team, which is led by Monica Richman. “She’s brilliant for any sort of sophisticated or complex trademark law issue, especially in the fashion space. She grasps what is key to a matter right away and gives spot-on, straightforward advice – she doesn’t skirt around.” In line with this, “you can count on her to be candid and not sugar-coat anything, which makes her counsel even more valuable”. Her global capabilities – and the firm’s worldwide resources – are a boon to many: when Coach Inc (owner of the Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman brands) wanted to set up the new umbrella mark TAPESTRY, it came calling for filing strategies; Richman delivered on the money, coordinating the timing of all applications worldwide within a 48-hour window before the new brand was announced.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey & Whitney dispenses a full suite of brand services, delivering crisp results in trademark prosecution, litigation and enforcement while providing gold-standard guidance in areas such as social media, advertising and domain names. In New York it maintains a sizeable set of high-calibre lawyers, including several in leadership positions. Captain of the creative industries group, Sarah Robertson earns commendations from Canadian associates – she is admitted to practice in Ontario and has a facility for helping companies north of the border to enter the US market. Co-chair of the IP litigation group Bruce Ewing brings the heat for marquee companies such as Procter & Gamble, whose trademark and trade dress rights he enforces. Additional names to note on the talented roster include Sandra Edelman and Robert Wasnofski. Brand clearance and portfolio management connoisseur Edelman is WTR 1000 gold rated for prosecution and strategy, and silver rated for litigation and enforcement with good reason. In the words of one client: “Her expertise, judgement and responsiveness are amazing and we’re lucky to have her in charge of our large and valuable trademark portfolio.” Wasnofski, meanwhile, is a litigation pro who can take the sting out of any thorny dispute, wherever it plays out. His staunch advocacy gets results for Mastercard, among many others.

Fish & Richardson PC

Fish needs no introduction as one of the top IP firms in the United States and internationally – it dazzles in patent and trademark prosecution, counselling and litigation, always taking care to get the legal and business details right. The 2017 to 2018 period has been sure and steady for Kristen McCallion and her crew in New York, which has handled a large financing and trademark ownership restructuring for an insurance company and embarked on global filing programmes for many others. McCallion chairs the copyright group and mines a rich seam of expertise in the consumer products, internet, media and entertainment theatres. Clients find they can “rely on her always to meet aggressive deadlines and provide thoughtful advice”. “Resourceful and dedicated, she takes the time to get to you know your business and risk tolerances and is easily accessible and creative.” In litigation, opponents know her to be a “formidable adversary” and appreciate her as “a zealous advocate, without being confrontational or unreasonable”. Of counsel Catherine Stockell is another lynchpin of the local practice. She started out as a trademark litigator, gaining experience that  now gives her a significant edge as a strategic counsellor; she clears and registers marks in ways that minimise the risk of litigation down the line.

Foley & Lardner LLP

“Foley & Lardner has a fantastic, seamlessly integrated national trademark team, which provides the most responsive service to some amazing brands.” The firm has a passion for and understanding of trademarks that few full-service competitors have, and sophisticated infrastructure and support systems for prosecution in which even fewer have invested. When a storm is brewing, there is more than enough litigation talent in the ranks to sail clients clear. In New York, “spirited” trial lawyer Jonathan Moskin – “one of the United States’ top IP attorneys” – keeps a steady hand on the tiller. He has had a lot on his plate recently, representing Aristocrat Technologies in a trade secret-theft case and winning a case of first impression for Booking.com concerning whether a TLD can have source-identifying significance. Moskin has bags of international experience and expertise and chairs INTA’s international harmonisation committee.

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Built on the foundations of a top-drawer media, entertainment and advertising practice, the outstanding trademarks and brands group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz turns heads across the industry spectrum. Alongside portfolio management and strategic counselling, the resolution of trademark disputes is a strong suit for the crew, which has put in sterling performances recently for FC Barcelona (and several of its star players), Hasbro and the National Hockey League. On the frontlines is Catherine Farrelly, “an excellent lawyer who performs well under pressure and meets tight deadlines”. “Catherine’s advice is always very sound and practical, and she is a smart choice if you want excellent counsel at a lower billing rate than most other New York attorneys offer.” All the professionals here have “exceptional substantive knowledge and expertise in the trademark area and provide advice that is alive to business realities. They offer creative solutions to complex problems while effectively managing legal risk and maintaining the highest level of responsiveness.” Alongside Farrelly, another “consummate professional” is Donna Tobin, who has a gift for helping clients to unlock the commercial potential of their intellectual property. Newly featured in the WTR 1000 this year is Edward Rosenthal, who chairs the IP and litigation groups. “He’s a pleasure to work with on a personal level and is a patient listener and great adviser who leaves you feeling well supported at all times.”

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC 

“Simply the best” is the verdict on the world-famous Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu. “Each practitioner at the firm is impeccably trained, steeped in the law and extremely practical.” A top filer every year, Fross Zelnick is also a litigation and enforcement powerhouse distinguished by the intensity of its focus on trademarks, copyright and designs. A boundary pusher in the transactional area too, there is nothing the firm cannot do for a brand. Having 17 individuals featured in this year’s WTR 1000 means there is a top lawyer (or two or three) to partner with, whatever the issue. Among the best-known names on the roster are Lydia Gobena, Nadine Jacobson, Barbara Solomon, James Weinberger, and Susan Upton Douglass. An all-rounder in particularly hot demand among fashion and luxury clients, Gobena has a strong European following and is well versed in international trademark law. Likewise Jacobson, a “super-smart and meticulous attorney who has the ear of some of the world’s leading and most demanding brand owners. She does an outstanding job for them time and again – there is no one better.” In contentious circumstances, gold-rated Solomon is “smart, direct and very formidable, but also a pleasure to deal with”. She has been strikingly successful in her anti-dilution efforts on behalf of Chanel, regarding its interlocking CC logo. Litigation partner Weinberger is “the most efficient and practical person you could possibly choose” and a “smart, collegial lawyer who commands instant respect”. He has been putting in heroic performances for DC Comics and Warner Bros to enforce rights associated with the characters Superman, Batman and The Flash. Douglass is a Swiss Army knife of a lawyer when it comes to brands, with “a remarkable breadth of knowledge”. “She is a role model for all lawyers. Intelligent, diligent, practical, client focused and kind, she is simply amazing.” There are recommendations aplenty for others: Senior counsel Roger Zissu is a “fabulous copyright lawyer”; David Donahue litigates in the spotlight without flinching and is an “extremely knowledgeable and experienced trial lawyer”; fellow litigator John Margiotta “does rock-solid work” and is a popular referral contact for high-ranking peers when a conflict of interest arises; Lawrence Apolzon is “a top name in the music industry” and a lawyer with vast experience in trademark and design patent protection in the fashion and luxury sectors; Carlos Cucurella and Allison Ricketts are “superb on international portfolio management” and regularly link up to manage large and time-sensitive clearance and prosecution projects. There is a tremendous team spirit at Fross Zelnick, and the lawyers are always happy to support each other to enhance the quality of the end product. Ricketts and sage counsellor David Ehrlich have been supporting several fragrance and cosmetics companies through thick and thin; Cara Boyle and Craig Mende frequently join forces to give clients a start-to-finish service – Boyle providing strategic portfolio management wisdom, while Mende brings litigation and enforcement chops to the table; Peter Silverman, together with Apolzon and Weinberger, has been supervising worldwide protection efforts for a prominent player in the wine and spirits industry. He has also linked up with global clearance supremo and international protection and enforcement ace Janet Hoffman to support several luxury hotel and resorts companies. The specialist expertise of litigator Richard Lehv in areas such as comparative advertising, film title protection, survey usage, First Amendment issues and internet-related matters brings benefit to all.

Goodwin Procter LLP

Supreme court wins in trademark and copyright matters have kept Goodwin Procter in the headlines in recent years. Behind the scenes, meanwhile, the firm has been discreetly delivering watertight trademark strategies and protection solutions to its illustrious clientele. New York-based Jessica Rothstein is a miracle worker when it comes to safeguarding brand identities and trademark rights worldwide. To give a sample of her recent activities, she has protected iconic trademarks for an international fashion house, advised a highly innovative skincare and make-up brand and served the needs of one of the world’s top banks. “From the moment you engage her she provides leadership in terms of strategic planning and an excellent service with respect to day-to-day execution.” Her Big Apple colleague Ira Levy is an experienced first-chair litigator who shows impressive versatility by tackling crucial patent, trademark and copyright cases. In 2017 he won a decisive Supreme Court victory for Varsity Brands, which saw off an eligibility challenge to the company’s copyrights on designs for cheerleading uniforms. Transactional intellectual property is Levy’s other strong suit.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig’s cavernous chest of domestic and international IP resources and full-spectrum patent and trademark expertise – not to mention its rigorously commercial approach – mean that it is frequently called on by Fortune 500 companies to serve as de facto in-house counsel. It is further suited to the role because many of its trademark lawyers have served on company boards and as in-house counsel. The New York office is an epicentre of the nationwide brands practice and is home to brand development, transactional IP and enforcement mavens in the respective forms of Daniel Schloss, Alan Sutin and Masahiro Noda. The designer strategies crafted by Schloss resonate with an A-list client roster that includes Ralph Lauren, which he has been advising on trademark clearance, US prosecution and oppositions. Sutin and Schloss have paired up to represent Jennifer Lopez and her holding company on worldwide clearance and strategy, domestic and foreign prosecution and licensing; they also handle US prosecution for Godiva. Japanese speaker Noda acts for a panoply of Japanese brands and companies, including The Pokémon Company International and Shiseido. For these, he renders total support on clearance, prosecution and enforcement: “Smart, creative, business savvy and an excellent writer, he’s a brilliant attorney across the board. He can be counted on for an outstanding service at all times and is truly a leading global trademark attorney.”

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

In April 2018 Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Hunton & Williams combined to create Hunton Andrews Kurth. Prolific on filing but equally adept at solving more sophisticated brand conundrums, the new firm has over 70 IP lawyers across seven states and is equipped to handle any trademark matter anywhere. The New York team has accumulated infinite wisdom on brands, thanks to its sheer experience – co-head of the IP group Jonathan Reichman has chalked up more than 30 years in the game and James Rosini more than 35. Both provide  sterling service to big-name brands. Reichman directs global prosecution for Vimeo and guides British Airways on strategy, while Rosini oversees branding concerns for Goldman Sachs Group – including in connection with its first consumer-facing product, Marcus – and frequently counsels Walmart. Both cross the contentious/non-contentious divide artfully while bringing unique specialisms to the table: Reichman protects the rights in fictional and animated characters; Rosini is a master at rebranding.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman continues to reap awards and recognition for its superlative efforts in the trademark area. The firm acts as a legal, commercial and strategic partner for its clients at every stage of the brand lifecycle and is astute at selecting the best-suited teams from across its offices. Holding it down in New York while co-chairing the national practice is Karen Artz Ash, who sets the standard for the advancement of industry practice in the fashion world. While never letting the quality dip, she comes through with cost-effective strategies that bring about desired outcomes in double-quick time. Also active in fashion and retail, but branching out into consumer electronics, publishing and financial services is Jan Tamulewicz. Busy on the international stage, he regularly handles WIPO UDRP proceedings and Madrid Protocol filings; he gets recommendations from such faraway locales as Brazil.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton maintains one of the largest trademark and copyright divisions in the United States, with over 100 lawyers on deck. Distinguished by its global reach and technological sophistication – as well as special weapons and tactics in the fields of social media, online enforcement and litigation – the firm is a compelling choice for companies whose brands are their most important business assets. A diverse array of challenging instructions keep the New York team sharp and ready for anything. Lisa Pearson – who moves into the litigation and enforcement gold tier this year and gets national recognition – is “one of the best and most creative lawyers in the country” who has “put in amazing performances in some landmark cases”. “She’s a big-picture thinker whose often leftfield ideas work wonderfully in resolving seemingly insurmountable challenges.” Christopher Woods, who founded the New York office, maintains “one of the leading China practices of any US lawyer”; his abundant experience in Hong Kong makes him intimately familiar with the greater China landscape. He has been acting for a top consumer electronics company on contentious administrative actions in China, while internet ace Georges Nahitchevansky has been supporting the same in domain name matters worldwide. Retail and consumer goods is a stronghold for the set, and co-chairing a dedicated industry team is Marc Lieberstein, an all-round strategist who also wields top-of-the-line transactional expertise. Jason Vogel is another name to note, particularly for those who requiring multi-jurisdictional portfolio and conflict management knowhow.

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding’s IP service is specifically designed to meet the needs of a high-level client base for whom intellectual property is pivotal. The Coca-Cola Company is in such a position and comes to Bruce Baber and Kathleen McCarthy for strategic advice over the protection and enforcement of its brands; the pair have put in sterling TTAB performances for the company. Both Baber and McCarthy are highly sought after for their contentious nous – they are rock solid under pressure and have a knack for facilitating early wins, thanks to thorough preparation and a focus on the endgame. Coming in for particular praise this year, McCarthy is “one of the smartest and best problem solvers in the legal profession. She does a phenomenal job incorporating in-house counsel into the litigation process and provides essential support as a counsellor, advocate and strategist. She is a beacon of calmness when you are stressing.” “She gives very practical advice and doesn’t resort to black-and-white answers. Nor is she afraid to give advice that other more conservative lawyers might not – you get the feeling that she has skin in the game.”

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis is unanimously considered to be a “first-class trademark litigation outfit”. “Its lawyers are wonderful on all fronts – great communicators, incredible writers and thorough strategic thinkers. They are also unshakeable in their commitment.” Dale Cendali is, to many people, “the best trademark litigator in the country”. “She always remains calm in business-critical trademark and copyright litigations and provides clear counsel, infused with commercial thinking.” She forms an excellent team with WTR 1000 newcomer Joshua Simmons, as client references attest: “Tremendous assets to have on your side, they are big-picture thought leaders in trademark law.” “Their advice is cutting edge and they combine elite legal acumen with a unique understanding of the process of creating entertainment.” “Both in theory and in practice, they are extraordinary.” Also garnering glowing notices is Claudia Ray, who “brings an extremely sophisticated, practical and clever mindset to the practice”. “She is one of the most strategic counsellors on the market.” Although famous for their litigation chops, all three know how to build brands: Cendali oversees Accenture’s international portfolio; Simmons does everything for textile design leader F Schumacher & Co; and Ray, with Cendali, undertakes global clearance, prosecution and enforcement for Colgate-Palmolive and subsidiary Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Ladas & Parry LLP

Fortune 500s, multinationals and SMEs are all intimately familiar with the superior trademark service offered by Ladas & Parry – they love to come here for commercially oriented and practical guidance on trademarks, underpinned by exceptional international awareness. A notable recent development has been the creation of a subsidiary, Principium Strategies, which offers a spectrum of brand security services to global patrons, from online surveillance to domain acquisition and social media counselling. The move underscores the firm’s innovative approach to practice and has crystallised its message of holism on brands. Leading this is Dennis Prahl, “an exceptional attorney across all stages of the trademark lifecycle”. “He has a deep understanding of his clients’ overall business objectives and the thorough knowledge to overcome any obstacles to their realisation. He surrounds himself with talented attorneys and great support staff, and has a fantastic worldwide network of associates to assist with global portfolio management.” Speaking of talent, Ralph Cathcart and Lanning Bryer are additional names for the address book. Leader of the New York litigation department, Cathcart earns commendations for his “ability to anticipate clients’ questions and excellent strategic vision”. He is also “very responsive, practical and a delight to work with”. Bryer is an M&A and licensing maven with exemplary drafting and negotiation skills.

Leason Ellis LLP

Leason Ellis supports a diverse trademark practice that is showing a lot of momentum in all areas right now. Positive signs of this include taking on additional space and recruiting talent; Lauren Emerson, a former Baker Botts lawyer who is active in INTA and American IP Law Association committees, is one recent arrival. By bringing the latest technology into the practice, Leason Ellis is constantly finding efficiencies; this resonates with in-house counsel, who are increasingly being asked to do more with less. The firm also invests in state-of-the-art security, which brings comfort. Key contacts for clients include Peter Sloane and Karin Segall, who do a bang-up job for Honeywell International, overseeing searching and filing efforts worldwide. Sloane has cultivated a broad-based practice and inspires as chair of the trademark and copyright division. When it comes to trademark registration, Segall is “a terrific resource. She provides prompt and practical advice that is efficient and effective.” On the contentious front, the group’s modus operandi is not to fight everything, but to resolve matters using creative strategies. However, if the conditions for litigation are right, the team strikes hard and fast to get satisfying results. Inculcating this approach as chair of the litigation section is Yuval Marcus. For anything related to domain names, Martin Schwimmer is the person to call. He also spearheads a lot of the firm’s thought-leadership efforts and publishes The Trademark Blog, the longest-standing specialist blog on trademark and copyright law in the world.

McCarter & English LLP 

Whether directing global brand management, bringing the hammer down on counterfeiters or advocating for clients in US courtrooms, McCarter & English acquits itself with distinction. A striking number of the ensemble’s recent case highlights involve enforcing rights in China and developing strategies for that jurisdiction and others in Asia-Pacific – it knows how to find the path forward in unfamiliar environments and works only with the best foreign associates. Also notable from a review of the group’s recent activities is the sheer diversity of companies served – clients come in all shapes and sizes and from all sectors, which is testament to the team’s flexibility and dextrous tailoring. For many, Margarita Wallach is the first-choice partner; she debuts in the WTR 1000 this year, going straight in at silver for litigation and enforcement, thanks to outstanding references. “Her subject-matter expertise is deep, but she has a thirst for knowledge and a passion for studying and learning new things each day.” “She has an extraordinary ability to connect with her clients personally and click with their brands and management teams in a way that promotes the most productive and collaborative relationships. She continually sets and exceeds the bar for excellence in service and support.” Several sources highlight her international expertise, citing her knowledge of Latin American, European and Asian markets. Further, she and Harley I Lewin have “an excellent reputation on New York’s fashion scene”. Lewin is a 40-plus year veteran and a protean professional who supports the brand and business development of his clients in myriad ways. Similarly versatile, James H Donoian and Timothy J Kelly employ interdisciplinary schemes of thinking to complete tricky trademark crosswords. Donoian regularly links up with Lewin to devise and execute global IP plans. Kelly handles US prosecution and enforcements matters for bearings maker Schaeffler Technologies and Swedish baby products leader BabyBjörn. He also coordinates worldwide clearance and enforcement matters for American Express.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Proficient on the implementation of global filing and portfolio management strategies, Orrick is best known as a redoubtable IP litigation force. New Yorkers Lisa Simpson and Peter Vogl can be counted on for a performance of great éclat when the chips are down. Simpson marries a rich comprehension of IP law with a gift for connecting with people, making full use of each advantage in the courtroom. Vogl knows trademark law cold and has decades of experience protecting brands; both underpin the unshakeable confidence and poise he displays when the heat is on. Worldly wise, he knows how to make his message resonate with different audiences. As well as litigating, he assists clients – including a leading consumer products manufacturer – with clearance and prosecution.

Proskauer Rose LLP

Flexing a well-rounded trademark and unfair competition law skillset for a diverse and discerning clientele, Proskauer Rose is also a leading light in the field of advertising. Lawrence Weinstein is the ace in the pack when it comes to false advertising litigation, for which he “nationally recognised and respected”. “He is also a top trademark lawyer, too.” Brendan O’Rourke’s credentials are similar. The former litigation department chair crafts textbook-worthy arguments and delivers them with advocacy skills that were sharpened by his extensive engagement in general commercial litigation.

Pryor Cashman LLP

Pryor Cashman is plugged into the music, entertainment, digital media, fashion and consumer products industries like few others. In particular, it is a market leader when it comes to protecting the content, names and likenesses of entertainment stars and moguls. This is Brad Rose’s province; not to be trifled with in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, he is brilliant at litigation and IP commercialisation, as well as being an astute all-round strategist. The same is true of the redoubtable Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme. She serves a more diverse client base and provides end-to-end counselling, prosecution and litigation services to clients including Honda Motor Co, Richemont International and L’Oréal. She is a past master at TTAB proceedings and recently stayed the course in a four-year battle to defeat GMA Accessories’ challenge to Charlotte Olympia Holdings’ trademark registration. “Dyan is fantastic when it comes to customer relations – she’s exceptionally responsive. In prosecution and clearance she is very creative and her office action responses are always successful. Her billing rates are very reasonable, which is a big plus for a New York lawyer.” Co-chair of the trademark practice Teresa Lee also garners plaudits: “In terms of talent and performance, Teresa is utterly excellent. From routine maintenance tasks to core IP asset protection, she is highly efficient.” She works with Rose for a swathe of A-listers.

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin’s trademark practice in New York is small but very impactful – it demonstrates thought and practice leadership in the fashion and apparel sectors and runs hard-hitting enforcement and anti-counterfeiting campaigns. Theodore Max, who debuts on the WTR 1000 US national anti-counterfeiting table this year, makes sure of this. “Very passionate in taking up his clients’ causes,” Max is a proficient trial lawyer who routinely litigates boundary-pushing trademark and copyright cases, both civil and criminal. Paul Garrity is another touchpoint in New York. He blends advertising, marketing and regulatory expertise into his IP-focused commercial practice, which encompasses litigation and transactions.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

A “fine and impressive firm”, Skadden has what it takes to resolve global trademark disputes and seal the deal on lucrative IP-driven transactions. On the contentious front, sports and entertainment maestro Anthony Dreyer has been making waves recently: he represented INTA as amicus in a Supreme Court case regarding the registrability of disparaging trademarks; in line with his position, the court determined that the Lanham Act’s prohibition of such marks was unconstitutional. He also acted for the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the PGA Tour as amici in three separate cases involving the unauthorised transmission of on-air TV broadcasts. Dreyer ascends to the WTR 1000 gold tier this year in recognition of his superlative work. Bruce Goldner is the driving force behind many a multibillion-dollar brand transaction – recent examples including advising Rockwell Collins on the IP aspects of its acquisition of B/E Aerospace and acting for Rite Aid in connection with the sale of over 2,000 stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance. Well rounded when it comes to brands, he also does a bang-up job obtaining, protecting and enforcing trademark rights.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil is totally dependable when mission-critical patent and trademark disputes arise; displaying commitment, tenacity and supreme trial skills at every turn, the set has forged an excellent track record in federal district court litigation across the United States. IP and media practice co-head Bruce Rich has added to this lately with his successful representation of Alibaba Group against several luxury brand owners – including Gucci and Bottega Veneta – in a dispute concerning the secondary liability of online trading platforms; the case was dismissed as the plaintiffs had failed to prove a RICO enterprise. This followed on from his successful defence of eBay, for whom he has acted for many years, in a similar case against Tiffany & Co. A leader when it comes to online enforcement, Rich is also one of the nation’s foremost copyright experts. Another authority on secondary liability infringement is Randi Singer. She co-heads the cybersecurity and data privacy group but maintains a broad trademark, advertising and copyright practice that sees her carry the day in myriad complex lawsuits.

Winston & Strawn LLP 

Unstoppable in litigation, Winston & Strawn has a deep bench of experienced trial lawyers that can mount impregnable defences and take the fight to IP infringers. There are 500 litigators across the firm, so there is never a shortage of firepower for IP cases or disputes of another kind. Flying the flag in New York is digital copyright kingpin Michael Elkin, who has gone the distance at trial on dozens of occasions to protect the interests of entertainment and digital media entities. Not just a litigation powerhouse, Winston also has ample USPTO and TTAB experience, along with a leading internet enforcement and ICANN practice.

Other recommended experts

Thilo Agthe is a reference for many German and European companies looking to negotiate deals and protect IP rights in the United States; Wuersch & Gering is his base of operations. Carter Ledyard & Milburn counsel Rose Auslander specialises in protecting rights in fictional characters, while also representing marquee publishing, fashion, media and entertainment, and technology companies. She tackles online and social media IP infringements with speed and precision. Phillips Nizer colleagues Alan Behr and Monica McCabe both receive great feedback from the market: “Alan is hugely efficient in prosecution as well as in contentious matters and is especially effective in fashion and design cases.” “He has strong European ties, is very easy to communicate with and can move matters forward very fast.” “Extremely quick on her feet, Monica can handle a heavy workload with the utmost professionalism and an eye for detail. That she cares deeply about her clients really shows.” Behr chairs the firm’s fashion practice, while McCabe leads the IP group. Foreign associates love Todd Braverman of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz – he is responsive to the last and represents excellent value for money. Worldwide clearance and prosecution sees the former US trademark examiner at his best. International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition board and executive committee member – as well as INTA board member – Brian Brokate is a leader in the fight against fakes. He captains the IP group at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty. Mandelbaum Salsburg IP chair Ronald Coleman scored a Supreme Court win on behalf of Simon Tam, allowing him to register his band’s name ‘The Slants’ as a trademark. Coleman is also known for his Likelihood of Confusion blog, concerning brands, the Internet and free speech. Unlike most of its AmLaw 50 competitors, Cooley is a powerhouse in the field of trademarks. Anchoring its presence in New York is Janet Cullum, a vocal thought leader on online commerce and social media. Among her clients is LinkedIn, which she advises on international brand strategy. Tamar Duvdevani chairs DLA Piper’s New York IP and technology group; the experienced trademark, copyright and commercial litigator is “excellent at presenting in court and examining witnesses”. “She has an outstanding knowledge of trademark subject matter and precedents and takes a collaborative approach to resolving disputes.” Of Mintz lawyer Michael Graif, one source comments: “Justice is rarely swift or exact, but with Michael we have seen greater success than with anyone else that we’ve worked with. He is commendably aggressive when the situation demands it.” Tasked with building Fenwick & West’s presence on the East Coast, Jeffrey Greene is doing a sterling job. “Jeff’s technical expertise makes him a world-class practitioner. You can have complete trust in his instincts. He is also remarkably responsive.” Referees give a shout out to Greene’s right hand and senior paralegal Margie Delacruz Murphy: “Her attention to detail, diligence and initiative are second to none. Jeff and Margie have fine-tuned their partnership over many years and, together, provide an outstanding service to their clients.” Stacy Jill Grossman is a former News Corporation vice president and associate general counsel. From her own eponymous law office she gives commercially attuned brand-building advice, tailored to the exact specifications of her clients in the entertainment, apparel, and food and beverage sectors. “Gregory Gulia provides practical advice that accounts for business realities. He routinely offers creative solutions to complex problems, enabling you to achieve your goals while managing risk. A consummate professional, he is responsive and always meets tight deadlines.” The Duane Morris entertainment and new media co-chair has refined litigation and licensing skills. Highly active within INTA and busy in her practice on both transactional and litigation fronts, Jeanne Hamburg of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus is at the cutting edge of trademark and copyright law as it relates to the Internet. Bracewell has an immensely popular trademark partner in New York in Erin Hennessy. “She is passionate about intellectual property and deeply committed to her work. Her legal advice is top notch and she deftly considers clients’ business interests.” “As a former Time Warner Inc chief trademark counsel, she has a perspective that leads to creative and often cost-saving solutions.” Sherry Jetter has extensive in-house experience in the fashion industry. In private practice at CKR Law she delivers IP strategies guided by practical and commercial considerations. IP transactions specialist Erik Kahn “constructively works towards deals that represent win-wins for all parties”. The Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner is also adept at managing international brand protection and enforcement efforts. Fox Rothschild partner Perla Kuhn comes in for vociferous praise. According to one source: “There are few attorneys who can mange a trademark portfolio as large as ours, fewer still who can do so worldwide, and perhaps only one who can bring perfect business judgement to the task – that is Perla.” Another comments: “At all times you can be assured of her personal attention. She is meticulous and manages large global portfolios with ease, providing an effective one-stop service. She has a lovely sense of humour and can handle difficult situations with all the necessary diplomacy.” Clark Lackert of Reed Smith is a fount of insight and analysis when it comes to global trademark litigation and enforcement – he is a veteran of litigation in Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States. Expertise on gTLDs is another of his competitive advantages. An expert in the digital media space, a seasoned litigator and an experienced law firm manager, John Mancini of Mayer Brown is a safe pair of hands when the stakes are high; he has been assisting Nestlé and Nespresso in their many enforcement efforts. Testament to the high esteem in which he is held in the trademark community, crack litigator Mark Mutterperl of Zeisler has represented INTA and the International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition as amicus in trademark cases of considerable significance. “Ben Natter can rationalise his understanding of clients’ key commercial and legal concerns into efficient, clear and business-focused analysis and advice. He is technically very sharp, speedy and cost efficient, too.” The Haug Partners lawyer performs at a high level, advising on global strategy then procuring and enforcing trademarks. Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler’s Geoffrey Potter is a global anti-counterfeiting maven who really brings the heat against forgers; his efforts have resulted in massive seizures and landed counterfeiters in jail. “Awesome litigation firm” Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan performs flawlessly in bet-the-company patent and trademark suits. Chair of the sports litigation and trademark and copyright practices is Robert Raskopf, a “knowledgeable, thoughtful and deft advocate who you want in your corner and not the opposite one”. “Natasha Reed perfectly understands her clients’ business needs and values their time and money. Flexible and proactive, she gives practical advice and does a great job in prosecution.” Her firm, Foley Hoag, “meets all requests and offers excellent client service”. Richard Rochford is a “fantastic trial lawyer” and chair of the IP litigation group at Haynes and Boone. He and Adam Siegartel, another seasoned lead advocate, anchor things in New York for the Texas-turned-national firm and serve as the relationship partners for Green Dot Corporation, among others. Staunch brand protector Maria Scungio has settled in nicely at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks since her arrival in the summer of 2017. She is a touchpoint for Philip Morris International and, on the transactional side of her practice, recently handled IP due diligence relating to Penske Media’s acquisition of a controlling stake in her client Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. In April 2018 Pepper Hamilton unveiled former Andrews Kurth Kenyon litigator Howard Shire as its new signing in New York. He has amassed over 30 years of experience in important patent, trademark, copyright and trade dress litigation and can be counted on for a favourable verdict come what may. A former USPTO trademark examiner and the founder of Sisun Law, Scott Sisun is an all-rounder when it comes to brands. He is hailed for his “excellent business sense”. “An incredible attorney relied on by many big pharmaceutical companies to clear important products, Claudia Smith of White & Case is top notch.” Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein has an award-winning IP lawyer in Max Vern. His global strategic insights are always on point, making him an astute international portfolio manager. Kristin Mollnow Walsh takes charge of trademark prosecution duties at Nixon Peabody: “She is an excellent and creative IP attorney, well versed in all aspects of branding. She is extremely pleasant to work with and very cost effective, too.” Distinguished Locke Lord of counsel David Weild III calls on over 50 years’ international experience to give the most perspicacious advice and representation. Among the illustrious clients to benefit from this is Victorinox. Unwaveringly results focused, Patricia Werner of Kelley Drye & Warren applies her hawk’s eye for detail and quality to great effect when managing worldwide portfolios and enforcing rights on behalf of leaders in the consumer products, entertainment and fashion theatres.

Individuals: enforcement and litigation

  • David H Bernstein - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Brian W Brokate - Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
  • Dale M Cendali - Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Anthony J Dreyer - Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Brendan J O'Rourke - Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Lisa Pearson - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Claudia E Ray - Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Bruce Rich - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Barbara A Solomon - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Bruce W Baber - King & Spalding LLP
  • Ronald D Coleman - Mandelbaum Salsburg
  • James H Donoian - McCarter & English LLP 
  • Sandra Edelman - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Louis S Ederer - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • 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
  • Michael R Graif - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC
  • Timothy J Kelly - McCarter & English LLP 
  • Mary L Kevlin - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Richard Lehv - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Ira J Levy - Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Harley I Lewin - McCarter & English LLP 
  • Paul Llewellyn - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • 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 - BakerHostetler 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
  • Robert L Raskopf - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Richard D Rochford - Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • James E Rosini - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Randi Singer - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Peter S Sloane - Leason Ellis LLP
  • Donna A Tobin - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • Peter D Vogl - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Margarita Wallach - McCarter & English LLP 
  • Robert Wasnofski - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • James Weinberger - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Lawrence I Weinstein - Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Rose Auslander - Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • Alan Behr - Phillips Nizer LLP
  • Ralph H Cathcart - Ladas & Parry LLP
  • David A Donahue - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Kieran G Doyle - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Tamar Y Duvdevani - DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Michael S Elkin - Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Jeffrey H Epstein - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Catherine MC Farrelly - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • Jeremy Feigelson - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Gregory Gulia - Duane Morris LLP
  • Jeanne Hamburg - Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA
  • Suzanne Hengl - Baker Botts LLP
  • Marylee Jenkins - Arent Fox LLP
  • J Christopher Jensen - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Jonathan Z King - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Clark W Lackert - Reed Smith LLP
  • Maryann E Licciardi - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Marc A Lieberstein - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • A John P Mancini - Mayer Brown LLP
  • Yuval Marcus - Leason Ellis LLP
  • Kristen McCallion - Fish & Richardson PC
  • Ben Natter - Haug Partners LLP
  • Masahiro Noda - Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Marcia Paul - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Geoffrey Potter - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • Natasha N Reed - Foley Hoag LLP
  • Jonathan D Reichman - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Monica Richman - Dentons US LLP
  • Sarah Robertson - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Lisa Rosaya - Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Brad D Rose - Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Matthew Salzmann - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Eric J Shimanoff - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Howard J Shire - Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Adam Siegartel - Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Joshua L Simmons - Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Lisa T Simpson - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • David Weild III - Locke Lord LLP
  • Christopher J Woods - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Roger L Zissu - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC

Individuals: prosecution and strategy

  • Karen Artz Ash - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Pamela T Church - Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Susan Upton Douglass - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Sandra Edelman - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • G Roxanne Elings - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Nadine H Jacobson - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Alexandra Nicholson - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Monica Richman - Dentons US LLP
  • Lisa Rosaya - Baker McKenzie LLP
  • James E Rosini - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Lawrence E Apolzon - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • William M Borchard - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Cara Boyle - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Carlos Cucurella - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • David W Ehrlich - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Catherine MC Farrelly - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme - Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Lynn Fruchter - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Lydia T Gobena - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Jeffrey Greene - Fenwick & West LLP
  • Suzanne Hengl - Baker Botts LLP
  • Erin S Hennessy - Bracewell LLP
  • Janet L Hoffman - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Robert BG Horowitz - BakerHostetler 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
  • Michelle Mancino Marsh - Arent Fox LLP
  • Kristen McCallion - Fish & Richardson PC
  • 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
  • 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 PC
  • Allison Strickland Ricketts - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
  • Alan N Sutin - Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Jason M Vogel - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Robert Wasnofski - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Thilo C Agthe - Wuersch & Gering LLP
  • Rose Auslander - Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • Alan Behr - Phillips Nizer LLP
  • Todd Braverman - Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP
  • Lanning G Bryer - Ladas & Parry LLP
  • Elizabeth Cohen - Arent Fox LLP
  • Janet Cullum - Cooley LLP
  • James H Donoian - McCarter & English LLP 
  • Mary A Donovan - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Jeffrey H Epstein - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Bruce J Goldner - Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Michael R Graif - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC
  • Lawrence W Greene - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Stacy Jill Grossman - Law Office of Stacy J Grossman
  • Sherry Jetter - CKR Law
  • Erik W Kahn - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Timothy J Kelly - McCarter & English LLP 
  • Clark W Lackert - Reed Smith LLP
  • Meichelle MacGregor - Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • Theodore C Max - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Monica P McCabe - Phillips Nizer LLP
  • 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
  • Maria A Scungio - Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC
  • Karin Segall - Leason Ellis LLP
  • Scott Sisun - Sisun Law
  • Jan Tamulewicz - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Donna A Tobin - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • Max Vern - Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
  • Kristen Mollnow Walsh - Nixon Peabody LLP
  • David Weild III - Locke Lord LLP
  • Patricia Werner - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Christopher J Woods - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP