Mr Paul Garrity > Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10112
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property


Paul Garrity is the managing partner in the firm’s New York office.


Mr. Garrity represents clients in complex commercial matters, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, advertising and marketing, trade secrets and regulatory enforcement. He has represented clients from a diverse spectrum of industries, including OTC pharmaceuticals, apparel, alcoholic beverages, media and entertainment, luxury goods, software, consumer products and financial services. Mr. Garrity’s transactional practice includes counseling clients on new media and emerging marketing platforms and technologies. Mr. Garrity is Chambers-ranked for intellectual property litigation. He has litigated disputes involving trademarks, trade dress, false advertising, trade secrets, copyrights, dilution, patents, parallel imports and counterfeiting, including the defense of consumer class actions. Mr. Garrity has substantial trial experience, having handled jury trials, bench trials, and evidentiary hearings in courts throughout the country. Additionally, Mr. Garrity has represented clients in matters before the Food and Drug Administration, the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization.


Connor Inn of Court; American Bar Association; The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York Intellectual Property Law Association; International Trademark Association


J.D., Vermont Law School, 1994; B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1989

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: litigation

The ‘friendly, approachable and professional‘ advertising and marketing team at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP ‘offers clear, pragmatic and commercial advice‘ in litigation. San Francisco-based Robert Guite and Sascha Henry in Los Angeles successfully defended Starbucks in a class action alleging false advertisement of the volume of its mochas and lattes. In other work highlights, the practice was instructed by Fotona in false advertising challenges brought by its competitor Millennium Dental Technologies relating to laser dental devices used to treat periodontal conditions, and represented Califia Farms in a false advertising claim relating to the ‘No Added Sugar’ labeling of its tangerine juice product. The team also has experience acting for clients in TCPA litigation. New York-based Paul Garrity, who heads the advertising practice alongside Brian Anderson in San Francisco, is another key name to note.