Richard J. Leighton: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Richard J. Leighton

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Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.434.4220

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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
 
Memberships 

Memberships

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Program Leader)
Federal American Inn of Court (Past President)
Commercial and Large Complex Case Panels of the American Arbitration Association
Advertising and Trademark Panel of the Center for Public Resources/INTA
ADR Committee of the International Trademark Association

 
Biography

Dick 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 the co-author of U.S. Direct Marketing Law: The Complete Handbook for Managers and the author of many law review articles. He is a Senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, he has been named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the 50 Best Lawyers in Washington and is listed in Who's Who and Who's Who in American Law. Mr. Leighton is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America2015 practicing Advertising Law.

News, Events & Articles

News

Aug 20, 2014 Keller and Heckman LLP Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2015
Nov 07, 2013 Richard Leighton to Appear on ABA Admin Law Panel on Changing Controls on Commercial Speech by the Federal Enforcement Agencies
Aug 15, 2013 Keller and Heckman LLP has Four Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014
Jun 18, 2013 Keller and Heckman's Attorneys Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts
Aug 23, 2012 Keller and Heckman LLP has Four Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013
Jun 23, 2011 Partner Dick Leighton to Moderate Teleprogram on Use of Surveys in Advertising Substantiation
Apr 05, 2011 Partner Richard Leighton to Speak at 54th Annual FDLI Conference

Events

Jul 30, 2014 Dick Leighton to Speak at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Deposition Skills Program
Mar 19, 2012 Registration is closed - March 19-22, 2012- Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Mar 21, 2011 Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Aug 06, 2009 National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Jun 06, 2009 National Institute for Trial Advocacy Program
Mar 16, 2009 Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Sep 22, 2008 The NAD Annual Conference: What's New in Comparative Advertising, Claim Support and Self-Regulation

Articles

Jun 12, 2014 Supreme Court: Lanham Act Suit Not Preempted By FDA Regulation
Mar 26, 2014 Advertising Law Alert: SCOTUS Rules Indirect Competitors May Bring 43(a) False Advertising Action
Sep 25, 2013 Uncommon (and Hefty) Antitrust and False Advertising Verdict
Jul 19, 2013 Failure to Strictly Comply with FDA Regulations May Get You Sued
Jan 17, 2013 15 Second Advertising Law Alert: FTC Issues Awaited POM Decision; Ducks Key Substantiation Issue
Jun 14, 2012 Awarding Attorney's Fees in Exceptional Lanham Act Cases: A Jumble of Murky Law
May 22, 2012 15-Second Advertising Law Alert: ALJ Clarifies Evidence Needed to Support Health-Related Ad Claims

 
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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...


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Richard J. Leighton

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




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