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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1999 AVENUE OF THE STARS, SUITE 400, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-6022, USA
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Douglas Emhoff

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Business and Intellectual Property Litigation Disputes

Position

Partner

Career

Douglas Emhoff is a highly experienced litigator and strategic advisor. Doug is known for tackling and resolving the toughest problems – whether by aggressively litigating high-stakes cases in the public glare or acting as a trusted advisor behind the scenes. For over 25 years, Doug has proven himself in courtrooms and boardrooms across California and around the country. He represents large domestic and international corporations and some of today's highest profile individuals and influencers in complex business and intellectual property litigation disputes. Doug's influence and achievements as an insider across many spectrums has made him one of California's go-to lawyers for several decades.

Doug maintains a strong presence in both Southern and Northern California and is also licensed to practice in Washington, DC.  Along with an active public life, he is passionately involved in numerous community, civic and charitable activities that include legal aid, human rights, social justice and the well-being of children.

Education

JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law; BA, California State University, Northridge


United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage

Within: Patent litigation: full coverage

DLA Piper LLP (US) visibly strengthened its expertise in the media, sports and entertainment sectors through the merger with Los Angeles boutique Liner LLP and in 2017, was increasingly busy in the electronics, semiconductor, software and life sciences sectors. A recent success was the victory secured for Toshiba in infringement litigation filed by Intellectual Ventures, involving patents on semiconductor memory chips and consumer electronics products. The practice’s experience in the automotive sector showed when defending Mazda, Subaru, Volvo and Robert Bosch against an infringement suit filed by Blitzsafe. Other clients include Samsung, Nike and Lululemon. US litigation practice head Mark Fowler in Silicon Valley, global Intellectual Property and Technology chair John Allcock in San Diego, and the Chicago-based Paul Steadman and Matthew Satchwell are the main contacts. The ‘responsive, reliable and knowledgeable’ Steven Park is based in Atlanta. In Los Angeles, Douglas Emhoff joined from Venable LLP and Jeremy Elman left for Dorsey & Whitney LLP. In July 2018, the former head of McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s trade secrets practice, Eric Hagen, joined the firm’s Los Angeles office.

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Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Within: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘efficient’ and ‘outstanding’ team has considerably strengthened its entertainment offering following its merger with boutique firm Liner. Well-regarded group head Ann Ford continues to lead advice to Dannon on domestic matters, including trademark filing, clearance, registration and prosecution. Of counsel Ryan Compton has been leading advice to long-term client Dr Seuss Enterprises in various trademark matters, including prosecution and enforcement. The team, which includes Mark Feldman and Keith Medansky in Chicago, was strengthened by the arrival of Douglas Emhoff from Venable LLP. Named partners are based in Washington DC, unless indicated otherwise.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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