Andrew F. Halaby

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  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Biography

Andy Halaby helps his clients solve complex problems practically and incisively, outside and inside the courtroom. He is

•a registered patent attorney,
•a former professional engineer,
•a seasoned trial lawyer, and
•an experienced advisor in navigating business disputes.

That diverse background contributes to identifying optimal solutions to real world problems, in the following arenas among others:

Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation. Andy has served as lead counsel in dozens of intellectual property and high technology matters, including patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, cyberpiracy, copyright infringement, and deceptive advertising cases, as well as contract and other disputes involving, among other things, computer fraud and abuse, data security breach, data integration, search engine optimization, software development, software licensing, and software conversion. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, in matters ranging from six to nine figures of liability exposure, involving many different products and services.

Business Disputes Generally. Co-chair of Snell & Wilmer's Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Andy has more than two decades’ experience advising public and private clients in connection with a wide variety of business disputes beyond those listed above, involving business tort, antitrust, derivative action, class action, securities, lender liability, ERISA, False Claims Act, corporate governance, commercial real estate, trust and estate, corporate defalcation, First Amendment, defamation, insurance coverage, life insurance and annuity, and other complex matters.

P ro fessional Responsibility and Lawyering. Chair of the firm’s Ethics Committee, Andy also advises inside counsel, outside counsel, and law firms on professional responsibility and law of lawyering matters.

Representative Presentations and Publications

•“Section 101 in 2019,” Co-Author, to be presented in connection with “101 ‘301’: Advanced Subject Matter Eligibility” program at ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA (April 11, 2019)
Supreme Court Copyright Decision Indicates Greater Proactivity by Would-Be Infringement Plaintiffs , Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (March 4, 2019)
•“Disgorgement of Profits as a California Breach of Contract Remedy: Intellectual Property and Other Guideposts,” Co-Author, 19 UC Davis Bus. L.J. __ (2019) (forthcoming)
California vs. Federal Practice Document Requests and Depositions , Co-Author (April 20, 2018)
New Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g): Legislative History, Enforceability Questions, and a Call for Scholarship , Co-Author, 41 J. Legal Prof. 201 (2017)
Arizona Supreme Court Changes the Law Governing Contractual Attorneys' Fee-Shifting Provisions, with Immediate Implications for Arizona Businesses Both Inside and Outside the Courtroom , Co-Author (March 27, 2017)
Someone Copied My Company's Website Without Permission - What Can I Do About It? Co-Author (August 2016)
New Protections for Trade Secrets Require Fresh Look at Employment Agreements , Quoted, Hedge Fund Legal & Compliance Digest (May 24, 2016)
Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law, Posing Myriad New Issues to Consider , Presenter, Snell & Wilmer (May 11, 2016)
Arizona’s Private Lateral Screening Rule: Dramatic Improvement , Arizona Attorney (January 2016)
So I Got This Letter Claiming Infringement. I Didn't Even Know the Picture Was Copyrighted... Co-Author, also available at JD Supra (December 14, 2015)
New Frontiers: The Clampdown on Patent Infringement Litigation and Its Effects on Corporate Litigation, presented at Network of Trial Law Firms Litigation Management Supercourse “Litigation Management: In-House Counsel Facing the Future,” Laguna Beach, CA (October 24, 2015)
• Patents in Turmoil: Managing Patents in a Changing Legal and Business Landscape, Panelist, ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (September 20, 2015)
Some Practical Thoughts on Private Lateral Screening (August 11, 2015), presented in connection with Ethics for Lawyers on the Move program at ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (September 19, 2015)
The (Mis)use of Lawyer Discipline in Civil Litigation , Arizona Attorney (November 2014)
• Litigating in the Central District of California, but Not a Local? Plan for the Procedural Distinctions, available at JD Supra and Lexology (August 5, 2013)
Pleading Analysis Under Iqbal: Once More Unto the Breach! Arizona Attorney (December 2009)
Explaining Broadcom v. Qualcomm: Adverse Inferences in Inducement of Infringement Cases , Presented at ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (August 2, 2009)
'The Trickiest Problem With Functionality' Revisited: A New Datum Prompts A Thought Experiment , 63 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 151 (2008)
Of 'Purposes Not Prohibited:' New Federal Rule of Evidence 408(b) , 40 Creighton L. Rev. 679 (2007)
You Won't Be Back: Making Sense of Express Aiming After Schwarzenegger v. Fred Martin Motor Co. , 37 Ariz. St. L.J. 625 (2005)
No Summary Judgment for You! One State's (Unjustified) Treatment of Contract Claims for Lost Profits , 7 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 57 (1998)
An Analysis of the Supreme Court's Reliance on Racial 'Stigma' as a Constitutional Concept in Affirmative Action Cases , Co-Author, 2 Mich. J. Race & L. 235 (1997)
Treatment of Goodwill by the Seller Under I.R.C. Section 197 , Comment, 43 U. Kan. L. Rev. 903 (1995)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, AZ Business Magazine (2017-2018)
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2018)
•Top 50 in Arizona (2016-2018)
•The Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Copyright Law, Commercial Litigation (2013-2019)
•Arizona's Finest Lawyers

Community Involvement

•Valley Leadership, Class XXV
•Herberger Theater Center, Board of Directors
•Genesis Program, Inc., Advisory Board
•All Saints' Episcopal Church, Junior Warden (2016) and Vestry (2015-2018)
•University of Kansas School of Law Alumni Board of Governors (2009-2016)
•All Saints’ Episcopal Day School Tiger Dads Club
•Co-Chair (2012-2015)
•Phoenix Public Library Foundation
•Board of Directors (2011-2014)
•International Science and Engineering Fair
•Board of Directors (2003-2005)
•Maricopa County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program
•State Bar of Arizona Top Pro Bono Attorney (2005)

Other Professional Experience

•Black & Veatch, Consulting Engineer (1990-1993)

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Aug 15
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Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Apr 20
California vs. Federal Practice: Document Requests and Depositions

Mar 26
Five Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona Publication by AZ Business Magazine

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 12
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Apr 04
AZ Business Magazine Selects Six Snell & Wilmer Attorneys for Inclusion in the Annual 2017 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona Publication

Mar 27
Arizona Supreme Court Changes the Law Governing Contractual Attorneys' Fee-Shifting Provisions, with Immediate Implications for Arizona Businesses Both Inside and Outside the Courtroom

Feb 17
Law360 Welcomes Snell & Wilmer Partner Andrew F. Halaby to Legal Ethics Editorial Advisory Board

Jan 17
Snell & Wilmer Renews Commitment to Los Angeles Moves to 31st Floor of Two California Plaza

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

May 24
New Protections for Trade Secrets Require Fresh Look at Employment Agreements

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Dec 14
So I Got This Letter Claiming Infringement. I Didn't Even Know the Picture was Copyrighted...

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Apr 10
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Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Sep 04
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Jun 27
Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Sep 06
The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29
Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Oct 21
Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Aug 10
Andrew F. Halaby Appointed to Editorial Board Of ABA's LANDSLIDE Magazine

Oct 26
Andrew F. Halaby Elected to The University of Kansas School of Law Alumni Board Of Governors

Aug 01
Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

Jan 01
The Trickiest Problem With Functionality Revisited: A New Datum Prompts A Thought Experiment

Jun 01
You Won't Be Back: Making Sense of Express Aiming After Schwarzenegger v. Fred Martin Motor Co.

Related Publications

Mar 04
Supreme Court Copyright Decision Indicates Greater Proactivity by Would-Be Infringement Plaintiffs

May 11
Legal Alert - Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law, Posing Myriad New Issues to Conside

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation
  • Professional Licensure
  • Commercial Litigation
  • First Amendment
  • False Claims Act
  • Antitrust

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6277  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Kansas, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1990; University of Kansas, M.S., Environmental Health Engineering, 1992
Law School Attended:
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Kansas Law Review, 1996
Year of First Admission:
1992
Admission:
Supreme Court of California; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, District of Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona; California; Arizona; United States Patent and Trademark Office; United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Memberships:

Professional Memberships and Activities

•State Bar of Arizona
•Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct (2011-2017)
•Conflict Case Committee (2005-2014)
•American Bar Association
•Section of Intellectual Property Law
•Patent Litigation Committee
•Editor, Landslide magazine (2010-2016)
•Business Law Section
•Professional Responsibility Committee, Membership Director
•Business and Corporate Litigation Committee
•Center for Professional Responsibility
•fellow, American Bar Foundation (2016-present)
•Supreme Court of Arizona
•Task Force on Lawyer Ethics, Professionalism, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law (2016-2017)
•Independent Bar Counsel Attorney Panel (2014-2016)
•Law360 Legal Ethics Advisory Board
•Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

Birth Information:
Lawrence, Kansas, February 19, 1968
ISLN:
910298450

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