UniCourt Legal Analytics Reports – U.S. District Courts Copyright Litigation 2020
Not only do legal analytics provide a means through which to gauge the current state of litigation in a given practice area, but they can also inform data-driven decisions regarding strategy within firms across a range of industries. Analytics are an integral part of understanding trends in the legal market and provide critical intelligence for business development, knowledge management, process automation, underwriting, and more.
We developed UniCourt’s Leaders in Litigation series to provide you with insights on the top five litigation plaintiffs’ attorneys and law firms, as well as the top five defense attorneys and firms for specific practice areas.
Top Plaintiff Attorney Analytics
The top plaintiff attorney in the area of copyright litigation for 2020 is Richard Liebowitz of the Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC. Liebowitz graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law. He now represents photographers in copyright infringement cases.
Liebowitz’s passion for representing photographers in copyright litigation came from his own love of photography, so he knows just how burdened professional photographers are by copyright issues. His solution was Liebowitz Law, where he has now dedicated his career to helping artists protect their work and fight for due compensation.
Along with Mr. Liebowitz, we also recognize Lincoln Dee Bandlow of the Law Offices of Lincoln Bandlow, P.C.; John C. Atkin of The Atkin Firm, LLC; Scott A. Burroughs of Doniger Burroughs APC; and Jaqueline M. James of The James Law Firm, PPLC.
Top Plaintiff Law Firm Analytics
In addition to Richard Liebowitz ranking first among copyright plaintiff attorneys, his firm, Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC, also takes first place among other firms for the second year in a row. Within copyright law, the Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC, specifically helps photographers register and protect their work with the U.S. Copyright Office. The firm also protects and enforces IP ownership rights, monitors work for infringement, and helps photographers facing infringement fight for fair compensation.
Top Defense Attorney Analytics
The top defense attorney in copyright litigation last year was Steven Charles Vondran of the Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C. Also known as Attorney SteveⓇ, Vondran has practiced law for 15 years since earning his Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School. Vondran is licensed to practice in both Arizona and California, and he specializes in a range of topics within copyright law from software auditing and licensing disputes, to DMCA law and online peer to peer (P2P) file sharing law.
Before practicing law, Vondran was a real estate broker and was even drafted by the Cincinnati Reds after playing in the College World Series. His list of accomplishments also includes three appearances on Fox News as a legal analyst and amassing over 28,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, where he creates content for his firm.
Honorable mentions also go to Darin Michael Klemchuk of Klemchuk, LLP; Barry L. Cohen of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, LLC; Christian Joseph Cowart of Klemchuk, LLP; and Jessica Itzkowitz of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, LLC.
Top Defense Law Firm Analytics
The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C. ranked first among defense law firms in copyright litigation for 2020. Vondran Legal, as it is also known, has been practicing in the area of copyright law since 2004 as a boutique Intellectual Property, Technology & Entertainment Law Firm. With offices in both Arizona and California, Vondran Legal primarily handles cases regarding software audits, internet file sharing, copyright infringement, TV and satellite signal piracy, and other entertainment or internet law issues.
Vondran Legal prides itself on its success against BigLaw firms, citing over 30 firms with which it has “gone toe-to-toe” in legal disputes. The firm also hosts its own YouTube channel with over 28,000 subscribers, where partner Steve Vondran publishes educational content aimed at making the law, and thereby justice, more accessible.
In addition to Vondran Legal, we also recognize the other defense law firms that were runners up: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP; Ballard Spahr, LLP; Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP; and Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP.
Beyond the Leaderboards: Legal Data as a Service
There is much to be learned from legal analytics, and far more than can be confined to a top five graphic. Having a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips can make vital business decisions that much easier when basing those decisions on insights and indicators provided by analytics. And while analytics can provide powerful insights, they become even more meaningful when complemented by access to the underlying legal data.
Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) is the tool that unlocks this potential, and with UniCourt’s LDaaS solution, you can easily download the state and federal (PACER) court data, attorney data, law firm data, party data, and judge data that you need. With LDaaS, you can build your own analytics, enhance your business development and intelligence gathering, develop machine learning models, institute transformative process automation, and conduct background checks, due diligence, and investigations.
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