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Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

United States: Intellectual property


Within: Copyright

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has a respected copyright advisory and litigation practice, which has experience in the copyrightability of software and other licensing issues that emerge from new media. Highlights include being retained to defend Take-Two Interactive Software against a claim brought by the Psychic Readers Network, a fortune-telling service, alleging infringements contained within the client’s video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Jeffrey Cunard is recommended in Washington DC, Jeremy Feigelson and practice chair Jim Pastore are recommended in New York.

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Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Hailed as providing ‘highest-quality’ litigation advice, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s ‘terrific’ department often represents clients in high-profile cross-border disputes. Clients ‘do not hesitate to recommend’ co-head David Bernstein, who, along with Jim Pastore, represented Case-Mate in federal litigation brought against Walmart regarding infringement over the ‘Case-Mate’ mark. Bernstein and Michael Schaper have been acting for WeWork in litigation brought against UrWork arising from the launch of a confusingly similar mark. Jyotin Hamid has been assisting GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) with opposition proceedings brought by Neutec Group and Sandoz regarding GSK’s Advair mark. The department, which is also led by Jeffrey Cunard, was bolstered by the arrivals of Henry Lebowitz from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Paul Rubin from Ropes & Gray LLP in 2017. All partners are based in New York.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Jim Pastore - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s New York-based group ‘brings great professionalism, expertise and work ethic’ to its compliance and incident response expertise, and ‘takes great pride in understanding clients and creating and tailoring advice to their specific needs’. Jeremy Feigelson and Luke Dembosky jointly lead the group; Feigelson defended Viacom in a multidistrict privacy class action in which plaintiffs allege its Nickelodeon online properties violate the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) by tracking child users’ behavior, and Dembosky assisted a major energy company with an internal cybersecurity investigation. Clients also single out David Sarratt and Jim Pastore, who is ‘an exceptional attorney’ and ‘smart, patient and flexible in his approach’; Pastore acted for Aptos on a cybersecurity incident involving unauthorized access to credit card data. New clients for the department include Citibank, Bloomberg, Smith & Nephew and Prudential Financial Services.

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