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Mayer Brown

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Reginald Goeke

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Mayer Brown

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Reginald Goeke is an experienced and respected commercial litigator. He represents clients in complex commercial litigations, including securities actions, ERISA class actions, complex contract and commercial disputes, and intellectual property actions. He has tried multiple cases to jury verdict, and has represented clients in arbitrations, mediations, and before federal regulatory agencies, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Department of Labor, the US Department of Justice, and the International Trade Commission. In addition, he has represented Boards of Directors and Special Committees in numerous internal corporate investigations into accounting misstatements and securities law violations, and has also represented those entities in shareholder derivative actions. He brings a sophisticated understanding of a clients’ business goals, having previously served as a management consultant to corporate Boards of Directors, and as a strategy director for a global satellite communications company.


Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1994; Senior Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy University of Michigan, BA, summa cum laude, 1991

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

At ‘outstanding’ firm Mayer Brown, ‘the lawyers are all superb, with great depth, including at the associate level’. The team has an impressive track record representing leading technology companies in antitrust, privacy and class action cases; Edward Johnson, Lee Rubin and Donald Falk in Palo Alto, the ‘very professional’ John Nadolenco in Los Angeles and New York-based Lauren Goldman have been taking key roles in such high-stakes cases. The firm’s highly regarded appellate practice is another distinguishing feature. Key contacts in Washington DC include Reginald Goeke, ‘brilliant strategist and counselorEvan Tager and Archis Parasharami, who has a ‘calming presence’. Highly experienced litigator Lori Lightfoot is based in Chicago.

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United States: Intellectual property

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Within: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

From trial through to appellate work, the Mayer Brown team’s comprehensive contentious expertise attracts clients such as Integra Connect, Hypertec and Gemalto. Highlights included obtaining summary judgment in a federal trade secrets misappropriation claim for Frank Russell Company, thus rebutting the plaintiff’s $60m damages claim. New York-based John Mancini and Reginald Goeke head the group, while Dale Giali in Los Angeles is recommended.

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