Richard J. Leighton: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Richard J. Leighton

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Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Antitrust
  • Employment and Labor
  • Privacy, Data Security and Digital Media
  • Environmental
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
University Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1962
Law SchoolAmerican University, J.D., 1970
Admitted1971, Maryland and District of Columbia

Dick Leighton joined Keller and Heckman in 1994 and is the firm's senior litigator.

Mr. Leighton is a trial and appellate lawyer as well as a commercial arbitrator and mediator. He has a national practice representing business and trade association clients before federal and state courts, regulatory and self-regulatory bodies, legislative committees, and alternative dispute resolution forums. Mr. Leighton is most frequently involved in food, drug, environmental, and contract issues, especially those related to advertising, labeling, promotion, trademarks, and franchising.

Mr. Leighton is a Senior


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SCOTUS Rules Indirect Competitors May Bring 43(a) False Advertising Action
Richard J. Leighton, April 1, 2014
On March 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of the U.S. ruled unanimously, in an opinion by Justice Scalia, that a company - whether or not it is a direct competitor - has standing to bring a false advertising action under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act where it alleges that it lost sales and/or had its...

Uncommon (and Hefty) Antitrust and False Advertising Verdict
Richard J. Leighton, September 27, 2013
It’s uncommon to try a technical Lanham Act false advertising case to a jury, and it’s even less common to intermingle such a case with complex antitrust claims under the Sherman and Clayton Acts. A Texas federal jury faced with that unusual combination recently delivered a whopping...

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Richard J. Leighton

Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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