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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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David Bernstein

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Litigation, Media & Communications, Technology and Intellectual Property. Health Care & Life Sciences

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Partner

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United States: Dispute resolution

International litigation

Within: International litigation

New York-based Debevoise & Plimpton LLP stands out for its 'exceptional attorneys and high level of integrity'. Department co-chairs Andrew Ceresney and Mary Beth Hogan lead the team which includes many star litigators, including former SEC chair Mary Jo White and international disputes group co-chairs Donald Donovan and David Rivkin. The firm excels in high-profile cross-border commercial litigation, white-collar crime, regulatory defense work, and cybersecurity and data privacy litigation. It has represented Société Générale in connection with an investigation by the Department of Justice and France’s Parquet National Financier into the potential corruption of foreign officials in Libya in connection with the client's equity derivatives business; that matter was led by the chair of the white-collar defense group Bruce Yannett. Other clients include the Government of Grenada, Deutsche Bank and Rolls-Royce. Catherine Amirfar of the firm’s public international law group, IP specialist and 'excellent litigator' David Bernstein, Dietmar Prager and experienced trial lawyer Sean Hecker are also recommended.

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United States: Intellectual property

Trademarks: litigation

Within: Leading lawyers

David Bernstein - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP¬†provides ‚Äėthe very best in trademark litigation representation‚Äô and has ‚Äėa breadth of experience across all industries and sectors‚Äô. David Bernstein¬†is hailed as the ‚Äėbest trademark litigator in the country‚Äô and heads the practice alongside ‚Äėtrademark litigation superstar‚Äô Jeremy Feigelson. Cross-border litigation is a particular specialty, with the team recently representing WeWork Companies in a multi-jurisdictional dispute that resulted in the global rebranding of UrWork, a similarly named China-based competitor of the client. Bernstein and Michael Schaper¬†are also currently acting for Costco Wholesale Corp in an attempt to appeal a ruling that the client willingly infringed and counterfeited the trademark of Tiffany & Company. Jyotin Hamid¬†is recommended for his ‚Äėtremendous knowledge and experience‚Äô, while counsel Megan Bannigan¬†‚Äėtranslates complex legal issues into clear pragmatic legal advice‚Äô. Named attorneys are based in New York.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Advertising and marketing: litigation

Within: Advertising and marketing: litigation

With particular experience advising clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and retail sectors, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP's New York-based practice handles a range of intellectual property and false advertising litigation before the courts, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and National Advertising Division (NAD). A team led by practice head David Bernstein and cybersecurity and data privacy partner Jeremy Feigelson successfully settled false advertising litigation brought by Guardant Healt against its client Foundation Medicine relating to the companies' competing cancer testing products. Jyotin Hamid and Bernstein lead a team including counsel Megan Bannigan which continues to represent Merck KGaA in coordination of global false advertising litigation pending in 11 jurisdictions. In another work highlight, the practice advised BA Sports Nutrition before the NAD in a challenge brought by Stokley Van-Camp, which has now been referred to the FTC. Other key names to note include Michael Schaper, James Pastore and Washington DC-based healthcare sector expert Paul Rubin. The group's impressive client roster also includes American Express, L’Oreal USA, Costco Wholesale Corporation and Unilever.

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