Santa Ana, California 92707
Firm: Callahan & Blaine APLC
Callahan & Blaine is one of the premier litigation boutiques on the West Coast, specializing in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation and catastrophic personal injury
I am a commercial litigator and intellectual property lawyer at Callahan & Blaine. The firm is widely recognized as one of premier litigation firms on the West Coast, and regularly takes complex business disputes to trial in state and federal courts. Among its many other accomplishments, the firm is credited with having won highest jury verdict in Orange County history ($934 million).
My law practice encompasses a broad variety of litigation matters, ranging from complex commercial disputes to white collar criminal defense. I have represented clients in federal and state courts in cases involving copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, bank fraud, tax fraud, toxic torts, unfair competition, and civil and criminal racketeering.
While my initial focus was on bank fraud and tax fraud in federal court, over the years that has evolved to a focus on fraud in all its aspects, and led me to trade secret misappropriation and disputes between companies and their former employees regarding copyright and patent ownership. In 2000, I became involved in a series of intellectual property cases involving theft of trade secrets, parody as a defense to copyright infringement, and a novel application of the unfair competition laws to internet search engine optimization.
My current cases include a series of class action lawsuits involving allegations of false advertising and unfair competition. When I am not in court, my time is dedicated to other intellectual property pursuits, including writing for the popular blog Who Is Your Lawyer? and lecturing on copyright and trademark law in the context of literature, film and art.
Affiliations & Memberships:
American Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
Santa Clarita, California
Coral Gables, Florida
Richard C. Hannegan
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