Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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Intellectual Property Litigation

Greenberg Traurig's Intellectual Property Litigation attorneys provide clients with IP enforcement, protection, and strategic counseling on a global scale. We successfully handle patent infringement, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, right of publicity, database/screen scraping, domain name, copyright and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) litigation, as well as computer software, cloud, mobile and Internet-related disputes and defend data privacy, security breach, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action suits. Our attorneys regularly appear in federal and state courts, appellate courts, before international arbitration panels, and in the International Trade Commission. By leveraging our firm’s global reach and multidisciplinary experience, we develop unique strategies and litigation techniques for clients – ranging from strategic settlement to mediation to trying the case – to best fit their business needs. The depth of our team’s worldwide reach, technical insight, and industry know-how, coupled with a creative and strategic vision, provides our clients with a unique and holistic approach to their most complex IP needs.

Patent Litigation

Comprising more than 80 patent litigators and attorneys, our Patent Litigation team is skilled in prosecuting and defending patent litigation matters in U.S. federal district courts and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. We emphasize the early formulation of case strategy and hands-on leadership, from pre-suit considerations through discovery, motion practice, and trial. Our unique and creative approach couples well with our deep industry knowledge, as our team includes attorneys with science and engineering degrees in nearly every field, including electrical, mechanical and civil engineering; biology; chemistry; biomedical and computer engineering; genetics; molecular biology; nuclear engineering; pharmaceutical sciences; and physics. Our Patent Litigation teams are strategically placed in each of the major patent jurisdictions, including the Eastern District of Texas; Delaware; the Central and Northern Districts of California; New Jersey; and Illinois. Due to our vast global network, technical backgrounds, and wide-ranging industry knowledge, our Patent Litigation attorneys provide clients – from small private companies to some of the world’s leading corporations – with versatility and ingenuity to meet their patent needs.

Trademark Litigation

Our Trademark litigators represent both plaintiffs and defendants in trademark, trade dress, domain name, false advertising, unfair competition and related Lanham Act and state law claims. We handle all phases of litigation, including applications for emergency injunctive relief, declaratory judgment proceedings, and trials and appeals, in federal and state courts throughout the United States and in judicial tribunals around the world. Our Trademark Litigation attorneys implement global brand protection programs, with particular prowess in complex litigation involving trademark licensing issues, parallel trade, trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, trade dress infringement, trademark dilution, false advertising, fair use, the innocent publisher’s defense, and related claims including the Communications Decency Act (CDA) preemption and copyright and right of publicity disputes. GT lawyers have particular experience in internet, mobile, social media, software, and entertainment industry disputes. We also regularly practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and our team includes former USPTO Examining Attorneys. The deftness of our established global network allows our team to practice in difficult jurisdictions throughout Asia, the Americas, and Europe while providing a holistic approach to clients’ trademark needs.

Copyright Litigation

Our Copyright Litigation attorneys represent clients in a wide array of complex copyright matters. We have been involved in some of the most sophisticated cutting-edge cases in the courts today, including matters related to software copyrightability, database protection and screen scraping, secondary liability, DMCA compliance, fair use, and pre-1972 sound recordings under state law, among other things. We have substantial experience defending platforms in secondary liability, DMCA, and fair use cases. We also have experience in entertainment-related copyright disputes.

Trade Secret Litigation

Our Trade Secret Litigation lawyers represent both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state trade secret litigation. We have deep experience in technology, customer list, new business model, and employee trade secret cases. We bring and defend against applications for temporary restraining orders or preliminary injunction orders and ex parte seizures. We employ strategic approaches to trade secret discovery. We also have deep experience in enforcing restrictive covenants and exposure under the inevitable disclosure doctrine, in those jurisdictions where this form of relief is available, and in the interplay between trade secret laws and the Communications Decency Act, 47 USC 230(c). We also counsel clients on how best to protect trade secrets.

Right of Publicity Litigation

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in right of publicity litigation in state and federal courts. We are adept at understanding the different liability regimes under state common law and statutory remedies throughout the United States. We regularly represent athletes, actors, celebrities, and internet and mobile companies in complex right of publicity cases. We also counsel on fair and incidental use, damages, choice of law issues and CDA preemption, among other things.

Database Protection and Screen Scraping

Our attorneys represent both plaintiffs and defendants in complex database and screen scraping litigation in both federal and state courts. We understand the panoply of potential claims and defenses available under multiple theories of law and have substantial experience representing parties in disputes involving online databases, website content, multi-player videogames, and fair use/First Amendment issues.

Data Privacy, Security Breach, and TCPA Class Action Litigation

Our attorneys represent defendants in the defense of data privacy, security breach, and TCPA class action litigation in federal and state courts. We have been involved in many important and well-known data privacy and security breach cases. Our lawyers also have created new law in TCPA texting, CAN-SPAM Act, privacy, and security breach cases.

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Diversity

At Greenberg Traurig, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The individual attorneys at Greenberg Traurig are committed to nurturing diversity throughout the firm and creating an environment where differences are embraced and utilized creatively.

For us, diversity is about taking action - opening doors for lawyers.

That commitment is reflected by the fact that overall, 40 percent of Greenberg Traurig's attorneys worldwide are women or minorities as defined by the American Bar Association. As of Dec. 31, 2014, our U.S. employees, including attorneys and staff, who met the definition of minority persons reflected a total of 29 percent of our employment base. Approximately 32 percent of our U.S. attorneys and 52 percent of our U.S. employees are women.

Greenberg Traurig's commitment to diversity and inclusion goes beyond any single committee. Committees cannot nurture; they cannot mentor; they cannot create an environment where differences are embraced and utilized creatively. Committees do not lead. Our diverse attorneys however, can and do.


* We welcome and reflect the communities we represent better than any other major law firm in our markets.

* We do not simply rely on a "committee" to achieve this.

* We do so through a commitment to providing a fair opportunity for each of us to reach our full potential.

* We have the personal dedication of many at Greenberg Traurig who identify and bring into our firm this very special diversity.

* The Minority Law Journal 2014 Diversity Scorecard has recognized us as follows:
o No. 1 Ranking, African American Partners
o No. 1 Ranking, Hispanic American Non-Partners
o No. 2 Ranking, Hispanic American Partners


* The National Law Journal has previously recognized our attorneys as among:
o No. 2 Ranking, Female Partner Numbers, Female Scorecard (2013)
o "The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America" (Three) (2008)
o "The 50 Most Influential Women Attorneys" (Two) (2007)
o "The 100 Most Influential Attorneys in America"
(Two diverse attorneys; three total) (2006)


Diversity in Action: Fostering Diversity in the Profession and Preserving the Pipeline

Greenberg Traurig's Diversity Leadership Community has initiatives that focus on fostering an environment within the firm that supports and encourages diversity and inclusion, and increasing diversity in the profession by increasing access to a legal education for minority students. Helping today's law students and lawyers become tomorrow's business and legal leaders means a larger, more diverse marketplace and a greater pool of talented professionals. And that means more business opportunities for everyone - our firm, our colleagues and, most importantly, our clients.
 
In this way, our approach to diversity and inclusion mandates a high-level of personal responsibility with regard to the recruitment and retention of diverse attorneys. Attorneys in recruiting, hiring and supervisory roles are continuously made aware of the progress of our efforts. Our personal approach to diversity and inclusion means that Greenberg Traurig lawyers are active at their alma maters and at law schools local to their offices, participating in such programs as career panels; "Meet the Employer" days; and mock interviews, among others.

It has been, and continues to be, our goal to create a well-balanced workforce that contains a significant presence of minorities and women.

Greenberg Traurig creates and supports partner programs with women, minority, gay/lesbian or disability-focused bar associations. We attend and sponsor events at these organizations regularly throughout the United States. The firm works closely with national and local minority bars to address the fostering of diversity and inclusion in the profession on many levels. We support the work of several organizations, including MCCA, NAPABA, NASABA, NBA, NLGBTBA, HRC, HNBA and others.

Additionally, we provide funding through the Holly Skolnick Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation for lawyers and law students to work with public interest groups. Through the Foundation, Greenberg Traurig serves as the largest sponsor of Equal Justice Works Fellowships in the United States and has invested approximately $8 million to support, in whole or in part, almost 127 Equal Justice Works Fellows since 1999.

We invite clients to join us as we work towards:

* Cultivating strategic partnerships with clients and potential clients to leverage our diversity platform to create and deepen relationships and cultivate business opportunities.

* Encouraging our lawyers to facilitate opportunities for our diverse and women lawyers to develop relationships with clients before and after new matters are received.

* Broadening the pipeline of diverse attorneys by expanding relationships with minority bar associations and other legal diversity organizations through our combined support of these networks.

* Focusing on strengthening mentoring programs for female and diverse attorneys at every level.

* Instituting a program that provides a variety of mentoring, rainmaking and training opportunities that can be accessed by a wide range of diverse attorneys across a variety of underserved communities.

* Engaging our Affinity Groups and their allies as a forum for professional development and business development opportunities, as well as for recruiting and retention assistance and as a social exchange to promote inclusion.

Diversity in Action: Employee Resource Networks

Greenberg Traurig's Employee Resource Networks (Affinity Groups) have the goal of addressing the needs of our attorneys and professionals who are diverse. We support Affinity Groups for our attorneys who are African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, LGBT and women, and we continue to gauge opportunities to expand those groups as our needs and demographics dictate.

The firm's Affinity Groups are as follows:

* African American Affinity Group

* Asian Pacific American Affinity Group

* Hispanic American Affinity Group

* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Affinity Group

* South Asian American Affinity Group

* Women's Initiative

Our goals include:

* Mentoring of junior attorneys within the specific group;

* Recruitment and retention of diverse attorneys;

* Active participation in organizations addressing specific groups; and

* Serving as a forum for group members to discuss and explore issues and opportunities that will add value to client relationships.

Women's Initiative

As an example of our approach, Greenberg Traurig's firm-wide Women's Initiative focuses on retaining and supporting women attorneys through professional development and work/life balance initiatives, as well as through business development training programs and networking opportunities.

We work with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities.

Our program targets:

* Attracting and retaining talented women attorneys.

* Supporting business development for women attorneys.

* Serving as industry leaders.

* Impacting the community through leadership and service.

* Maintaining a culture that benefits women attorneys.

Diversity in Action: Suppliers

Greenberg Traurig is committed to the development of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Small Business Enterprises (DBE & SBE) suppliers.

As such:

* All business concerns, large and small, majority- or minority-owned, are afforded an equal opportunity to compete.

* A national director of procurement within the firm supports this practice.

* We are committed to diversity with respect to our vendors and suppliers.

* We are amenable to using diverse vendors and suppliers recommended by clients.

Diversity from the Top Down

Cesar L. Alvarez, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig, leads our diversity efforts. This is a matter of personal responsibility for him, having entered the U.S. as an immigrant with humble beginnings.

He has previously been honored as follows:

* "Lifetime Achievement Award," Hispanic National Bar Foundation

* "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," The National Law Journal

* "50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America," The National Law Journal

* "Top Most Powerful Hispanics," The Black Book of Poder

* "25 Best Latinos in Business," Hispanic Magazine, The Power Issue

* "President's Award of Merit for Diversity Efforts," The Florida Bar

* "Spirit of Excellence Award," ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession

* "Lifetime Achievement Award," Chambers USA Awards for Excellence

* "CEO of the Year" award, Multicultural Law Magazine

* "Attorney of the Year Award," Hispanic National Bar Association

 

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