UniCourt Legal Analytics Reports – U.S. District Courts Copyright Litigation 2019
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Last month in our ongoing Leaders in Litigation series, we recognized the nation’s top attorneys and law firms in the practice area of personal injury litigation for all federal U.S. District Courts. Now, we are reviewing the top plaintiff attorneys and law firms and the top defense attorneys and law firms in the area of copyright litigation for 2019.
Top Plaintiff Attorney Analytics*
The top plaintiff attorney in the area of copyright litigation for 2019 is Richard Leibowitz of the eponymous Leibowitz Law Firm, PLLC. With a JD from Hofstra and a BA in Business Communications from the University of Pennsylvania, Liebowitz is a business-minded lawyer equipped to identify and fight to resolve injustices small businesses face. A photographer himself, Liebowitz built his practice around a problem he knew needed resolution: photographers continually see their work stolen, with no compensation and no recourse. Liebowitz Law serves as an advocate for photographers facing a broad spectrum of infringement issues.
In addition to Mr. Liebowitz and his specialized practice serving artists, we also recognize noteworthy copyright plaintiff attorneys Jacquelin James of the James Law Firm PPLC, Lincoln Dee Bandlow, Paul Stephen Beik of the Beik Law Firm PLLC, and John C. Atkin of The Atkin Firm, LLC.
Top Plaintiff Law Firm Analytics*
Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC is the top personal injury plaintiff firm for 2019. Based in New York, Liebowitz Law helps artists register and protect their work. Specifically, the firm enforces IP ownership rights, monitors work for potential infringement issues, and helps photographers facing infringement claims fight for compensation. The firm’s services span all types of media, from still photographs to digital art, illustrations, videos, and film.
In addition to Liebowitz Law, we also recognize notable plaintiff firms Fox Rothschild LLP, The James Law Firm PPLC, Beik Law Firm PLLC, and Doniger Burroughs APC.
Top Defense Attorney Analytics*
The top defense attorney for copyright litigation in 2019 is Erin Kathryn Russell of The Russell Firm. A Wisconsin native, Ms. Russell practices in Chicago and is licensed in Illinois and Georgia. She is admitted to U.S. District Courts in Illinois, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Colorado, as well as the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
With 13 years of litigation experience, Ms. Russell represents non-party subpoena targets and John Doe defendants in federal courts nationwide. Her IP, technology, and privacy litigation practice specifically focuses on defending alleged BitTorrent downloaders and subpoena targets in BitTorrent cases in federal and state courts.
In addition to Ms. Russell, we also recognize other noteworthy copyright defense attorneys Cynthia Arato of Shapiro Arato Bach LLP, Jeremy Adam Chase of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Rachel Fugate of Shullman Fugate PLLC, and Robert Penchina of Ballard Spahr LLP.
Top Defense Law Firm Analytics*
The top defense firm for copyright litigation in 2019 is AmLaw 100 firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, which serves industries spanning communications, banking and financial services, nonprofits, media, and the food and beverage market. DWT has been named Law Firm of the Year for copyright law by Best Lawyers and U.S. News for its IP litigation practice, and it is consistently ranked among the nation’s best in trademark litigation by the World Trademark Review. With offices in Seattle, the Bay Area, D.C., New York, and Los Angeles, the firm is positioned to litigate major IP disputes in every forum, including the Supreme Court.
In addition to DWT, we also recognize other prominent copyright defense firms Ballard Spahr LLP, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, The Russell Firm, and Shullman Fugate PLLC.
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