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Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

United States: Intellectual property


Within: Copyright

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s team has ‘extensive experience in copyright counseling and litigation’. It has been defending the NFL against claims by retired NFL players, who sought payment for the NFL’s continued use of game action footage. In a software copyright matter, it has been representing Rimini Street in seeking a declaratory judgment that the software maintenance services it provides do not infringe Oracle’s copyrights. Other clients include Bridgestone, Symphony Space and the New-York Historical Society. Practice chair Jeffrey Cunard in Washington DC is ‘very knowledgeable’ and Jim Pastore in New York is a ‘skilled litigator’.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)

Within: Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s New York based team ‘takes great pride in understanding clients’ internal processes, controls and culture, and brings great professionalism, expertise and work ethic’. Jeremy Feigelson leads the ‘top-of-the-game’ practice, which includes the ‘highly accomplishedJim Pastore as well as David Sarratt and new arrival from the Department of Justice Luke Dembosky, who is ‘an extremely competent litigator and negotiator, specifically regarding international cybercrime, intellectual property crimes and incident response’. The team assisted the National Basketball Association with its incident response plan through tabletop exercises and also provided American Express with a global cyber program, which included pre-breach and risk mitigation advice. Demonstrating its COPPA expertise, the team defended a compliance investigation by the New York Attorney General against Viacom.

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