Mr Ronald Rothstein > Winston & Strawn LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Winston & Strawn LLP
CHICAGO, IL 60601-9703
United States
Ronald Rothstein photo

Work Department

Intellectual Property



Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Appellate

Winston & Strawn LLP’s lawyers combine appellate skills with substantive expertise in areas such as patent law, pre-emption, securities, and constitutional law. ‘Brilliant’ practice chair Linda Coberly (Chicago) is ‘a force to be reckoned with’ and ‘very easy to work with’. Coberly led on securing a victory for the Fiduciary Trust International of California in a dispute against Tower Park Properties at the Ninth Circuit; the bankruptcy appeal raised procedural issues and involved interpretation of the Bankruptcy Code. Washington DC-based vice-chair Steffen Johnson and Michael Elkin (New York) convinced the Fourth Circuit to reverse a $25m copyright infringement jury verdict against client Cox Communications, which was sued by BMG Rights Management over illegal music downloads; a new trial was ordered due to flawed jury instructions. In a false advertising case at the Sixth Circuit, Johnson partnered up with Chicago-based Ronald Rothstein and successfully defended The J.M. Smucker Company and Big Heart Pet Brands against claims brought by Wysong Corporation. Elizabeth Papez (Washington DC) and Matthew Carter(Chicago) are also noted.

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

The consumer and class action practice at Winston & Strawn LLP boasts a client roster including prominent brands such as Dell, Costco Wholesale and Mazda Motor. The team advised the latter on a putative nationwide class action alleging that Mazda falsely advertised its navigation software which purported to offer real-time traffic alerts in all of its 2016 model year cars. Other recent work highlights include Chicago-based Scott Glauberman‘s successful representation of Abbott Laboratories in a class action relating to the ‘organic’ labeling of its Similac infant formula, and Chicago-based Ronald Rothstein‘s defense of The JM Smucker Company and Big Heart Pet Brands in a case which confirmed that ‘mere puffery’ in advertising is not actionable under the Lanham Act . Other key names to note include Amanda Groves, who focuses on complex commercial litigation and splits her time between Charlotte and Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles-based Steve Smerek.