I try civil cases in all courts and ADR venues and do related counseling, focusing on trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition, especially with respect to the use of intellectual property on the Internet.
I have represented clients of every size in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations throughout the country in a wide variety of commercial litigation and other matters, including contract disputes, distributorship litigation, trademark and unfair competition, trademark counterfeiting, business tort claims, toxic tort and insurance coverage litigation, discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, copyright infringement claims, trade secret, restrictive covenant and real estate litigation.
Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP is also one of the leading construction law firms in the New York area.
My litigation experience runs the gamut from pretrial investigation and early dispute resolution through every aspect of bench and jury trials as well as appeals. My team is trained to deliver the quality, sophistication and depth of big-firm litigation groups in a client-friendly, economically rational package.
I am also the general counsel of the Media Bloggers Association and have developed a reputation for my representation of clients in connection with online business and specifically the use of intellectual property on the Internet.
My blog about copyright, trademark and related issues, LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION, was recognized by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 law-related blogs in the country in its first-ever listing in 2007. I wrote the first article on Internet law in that magazine (1995) as well as the various scholarly articles and book contributions on law and litigation shown in my listing here.
I am admitted to the state and U.S. District courts in the states of New York and New Jersey and to the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Federal,Second, Third and Ninth Circuits.
AB, Princeton University, 1985
JD, Northwestern University, 1988
Professional Associations & Memberships
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations
Member, Copyrights Society of the USA
Member, Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2000–2003; 2009-2012
Internet and Computer Law Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association 2003–2011
Internet Committee; Online Trademark Use Subcommittee, International Trademark Association, 2005–2007
Vice-Chairman, Religious Liberties Practice Group, Federalist Society, 1998–2006
Member, Internet Legislation Taskforce International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, 2001–2003
Honors and Awards
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in American Law
Rated "AV 5.0 Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell