- Commercial Litigation
- Restrictive Covenants
|Contact Info||Telephone: 215 979 1127|
Fax: 215 689 4919
|University ||University of Scranton, B.S., 1993|
|Law School||University of Akron School of Law, J.D., M.P.A., summa cum laude, 2000|
|Admitted||Pennsylvania; New York; New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania|
•American Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
|Born||Scranton, Pennsylvania, November 7, 1970|
Anthony L. Gallia is an experienced trial lawyer. Mr. Gallia serves as lead trial counsel in multimillion-dollar complex disputes in state and federal courts across the United States. He regularly represents and counsels clients, both plantiff and defendant, in matters involving commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, product liability, contracts, commercial real estate transactions, covenants not to compete/restrictive covenants, manufacturer/distributor disputes, and securities litigation. Mr. Gallia also has significant trial experience representing individuals, manufacturers, distributors, and other commercial entities in complex injunction proceedings involving claims of unfair trade practices, consumer fraud, protection of intellectual property, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition, as well as matters involving catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death.
In addition to his in-court experience as trial counsel in both civil and criminal cases, Mr. Gallia has successfully represented clients in disputes through arbitration in local, national, and international forums. And when in the best interest of his clients, Mr. Gallia has successfully resolved disputes through mediation (binding and non-binding) and favorable settlements.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, Mr. Gallia is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia bar associations. Philadelphia Magazine selected Mr. Gallia as a Pennsylvania Rising Star in business and intellectual property litigation in 2007, 2008, and 2010 and as a Lawyer on the Fast Track in 2009.
Mr. Gallia graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law with both a juris doctorate and master's degree in public administration. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2009-present
- Associate, 2000-2008
Honors & Awards
•Selected as a Pennsylvania Lawyer on the Fast Track, 2009
•Selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star in business and intellectual property litigation, 2007, 2008, and 2010
•Co-author, Russia's Personal Data Localization Law Goes into Effect, Duane Morris Alert, October 16, 2015
•Co-author, Russia's New Personal Data Localization Law Goes into Effect in September 2015, Duane Morris Alert, June 15, 2015
• Your Weapons, You Will Not Need Them, Comment on the Supreme Court's Sixty-Year Silence on The Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 33 Akron Law Review 131 (1999)
|Reported Cases||Representative Matters: Commercial Litigation/Contract Dispute - Obtained defense and counterclaim jury verdict on behalf of development agent for national franchisor in dispute with former business partner. The unanimous jury rejected in its entirety the plaintiff's claims, and awarded complete relief on client's counterclaims. On post-trial motions, Mr. Gallia obtained an award of more than $350, 000 in attorneys' fees and costs, one of the largest such awards in Pennsylvania.; Medical Device Litigation/Product Liability - Represents global medical device manufacturer in litigation involving its metal on metal hip implant system. Thousands of cases are part of an MDL proceeding being handled in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and consolidated matters in the State Court of California.; Intellectual Property Litigation/Trademark Infringement - Obtained decision following a trial in federal court for District of Delaware for Archibald ( Archie ) Lingo and Archie's Market, Inc., permanently enjoining the defendants from using the federally registered mark Lingo's Market and awarding plaintiffs attorneys' fees and costs of suit.; Commercial Litigation/Consumer Protection - Obtained dismissal with prejudice on behalf of international computer hardware manufacturer and wholly-owned finance subsidiary of multimillion-dollar claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.; Intellectual Property Litigation/Copyright Infringement - Obtained jury verdict in favor of international jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. in $45 million copyright infringement and Lanham Act suit.; Securities Litigation - Obtained summary judgment in favor of a national, licensed broker/dealer in a multimillion-dollar class action securities lawsuit.; Commercial Litigation/Commercial Real Estate - Represented major commercial real estate and Brownfield developer in multi-week arbitration involving dispute related to conversion of a building that was once an electrical power generation station into a Class A, 396, 000 square foot office complex. Client was defendant with counterclaims. Arbitration panel found against petitioner (plaintiff) on all claims and for the respondent (defendant/client) on all counterclaims.; Commercial Representation/Counseling - Represents a diversified investment firm with more than $1.5 billion in assets that specializes in acquiring value-add investments across a spectrum of asset classes, including commercial real estate, development land, and land-based operating business entities.; Catastrophic Injury/Wrongful Death Litigation - Represented estate and heirs of recreational fisherman killed in a collision with a 60-foot yacht off the New Jersey coast. Award was one of largest awards in New Jersey.; Pro Bono Litigation - Represented pro bono a former U.S. Diplomat in resolving a partnership dispute, concerning a luxury condominium complex in Center City, Philadelphia, before the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.|
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