Aliza R. Karetnick: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Aliza R. Karetnick

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1231

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation/Pattern and Practice Class Action Defense
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1231
Fax: 215 405 3724
University Bates College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1993; Phi Beta Kappa; Bates College Key; Penn Public Interest Scholar
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1998; Articles Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
AdmittedNew Jersey; Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association

Board Memberships

•Students Run Philly Style
- Director, 2008-present
•Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
- Director, 2001-2011
•ABA Committee on State Constitutional Rights
- Vice Chair, 2001-2003

BornAlbany, New York, December 24, 1971

Aliza R. Karetnick is a Philadelphia-based trial partner with a national practice focusing on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation on behalf of an array of businesses. Ms. Karetnick also has extensive experience defending individual and class action employment matters opposite private and governmental plaintiffs. Ms. Karetnick's practice encompasses all phases of litigation, from motion practice to bench and jury trials, with a particular expertise in preliminary injunction proceedings. Ms Karetnick has been repeatedly recognized as a Pennsylvania Rising Star and has also been named a Lawyer on the Fast Track. Ms. Karetnick is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.

Ms. Karetnick is a frequent speaker whose engagements include panels and continuing legal education courses concerning trade secrets and employment matters. Ms. Karetnick is a Philadelphia liaison and program coordinator for the Duane Morris Women's Initiative.

Ms. Karetnick is a 1998 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an articles editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law and a Penn Public Interest Scholar. She is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bates College.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2009-present
•WolfBlock LLP
- Partner, 2007-2009
- Associate, 1998-2007
- Pro Bono Coordinator, 2007-2009

Honors & Awards

•Listed in Philadelphia Super Lawyers, 2015
•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America -- Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, 2014
•Named one of 35 Employees of the Month in Esquire, Working magazine, Fall 2012
•Named a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer, 2011
•Penn Public Interest Scholar
- 1995-1998
•Shestack Fellow
- 1998-2000
•Selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star, 2005-2008, 2010-2011

Civic and Charitable Activities

•Philadelphia Bar Run Benefitting Support Center for Child Advocates
- Committee Member, 2008-2012
•Project H.O.M.E.
- Committee Member, 2008-2010

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Obtained complete affirmance of summary judgment on novel issues in the Third Circuit relating to copyright preemption and claims under RICO, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the Lanham Act. Collegesource, Inc. v. AcademyOne, Inc., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 1845 (3d Cir. Feb. 5, 2015). Obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a Fortune 200 Company in which the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey held that the Company's confidentiality and unfair competition agreements are reasonable as applied to middle management. Obtained order from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granting client's motion to dismiss for lack of venue in a case involving misappropriation of trade secrets and tortious interference with contract. Obtained a complete victory prior to trial for AcademyOne, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based internet company, in action brought by a competitor alleging violations of RICO, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the Lanham Act. CollegeSource, Inc. v. AcademyOne, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43684 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 22, 2011) (dismissing RICO claims); 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153197 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 25, 2012) (granting summary judgment). Defense of a multi-national company that designs, engineers and builds offshore oil drilling structures in trade secrets and copyright litigation. Represent company that designed new offshore floating structure for gas and oil exploration in theft of trade secrets litigation involving new spar design. Defense of a closely held national weight-loss company in nine-year-long pattern-and-practice employment class action resting on sophisticated statistical analysis and complex expert testimony. Defense of a closely held regional home builder in a pattern-and-practice employment class action requiring expert statistical analysis. Defense of a publicly traded subprime mortgage lender in litigation concerning valuation of securitized assets. Defense of a publicly traded subprime mortgage servicer in litigation concerning servicing practices and residual assets. Defense of an Internet start-up in litigation pursuant to the Lanham Act. Defense of a foreign oil-drilling company in intellectual property/trade secrets dispute. Represent mortgage lender in preventing lift-out of key marketing and management group. Represent closely held company involved in pharmaceutical industry to enforce non-complete and non-disclosure agreements. Represent large multi-national producer of perfumery and flavor chemicals to enforce non-disclosure agreements. Defend producer of perfumery and flavor chemicals in commercial and employment matters. Represent publicly traded global aseptic food packer in theft of trade secrets disputes. Represent publicly traded global manufacturer and purveyor of packaged foods in theft of trade secrets disputes.
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Aliza R. Karetnick

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396


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