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Litigation, Intellectual Property, Corporate Governance, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Financial Institutions, Consumer Finance

United States: Intellectual property


Within: Copyright

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP works on both contentious and non-contentious matters, with a particular emphasis on the technology sector. Key members of the team include Jeffrey Cunard in Washington DC as well as Jeremy Feigelson and James Pastore in New York.

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Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides ‘the very best in trademark litigation representation’ and has ‘a breadth of experience across all industries and sectors’. David Bernstein is hailed as the ‘best trademark litigator in the country’ and heads the practice alongside ‘trademark litigation superstar’ 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 ‘tremendous knowledge and experience’, while counsel Megan Bannigan ‘translates complex legal issues into clear pragmatic legal advice’. 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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Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Within: Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has ‘very deep expertise’ in a wide range of cybersecurity matters, including incident preparation, response and investigation, related civil litigation and regulatory defense, and national security issues. The practice is headed by Washington DC’s Luke Dembosky, who is ‘a trusted adviser in very high-stress, high-risk situations’, and New York’s Jeremy Feigelson. New York’s Jim Pastore is ‘incredibly knowledgeable, precise and detailed’. The team has been advising PayPal, the NBA and other clients on privacy and data security issues, including compliance with GDPR and CCPA. Other highlights include assisting Royal Bank of Canada with the response to a data breach at the client's vendor Expedia.

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