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We know Retail. From big-box retailers, mom-and-pop shops, online merchants, brick-and-mortar stores, and their suppliers, to developers and landlords, our retail litigation lawyers represent the full spectrum of industry participants. Our clients conduct business through every combination of single-, multi-, and omni- channel retailing. We serve our clients as both plaintiffs and defendants, protecting them in an environment of increasing global and data-driven risks and opportunities. Our breadth of experience in consumer, competitive, and regulatory issues enables us to offer clients strategic thinking and swift action in response to real-time problems like data and privacy breaches, competition threats, class action claims, and real estate disputes. Lean and mean, our retail litigation attorneys establish practical goals, act quickly to gain early wins, and produce extraordinary results that safeguard our clients’ bottom line.

Retail Experience

Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Defense against anticompetitive allegations
  • Foreign anti-cartel enforcement
  • Manufacturer and supplier price fixing
  • Minimum advertised price (MAP) exposure
  • Unfair competition

Innovative and sophisticated antitrust counseling and litigation representation

Business Litigation
  • Contract matters
  • Warranty claims
  • Licensing and distribution problems
  • Supplier/distributor disputes

An impressive track record of resolving complex legal and business challenges

Class Action Litigation―Defense
  • Defense of state statute based consumer claims
  • Rebate program litigation
  • Song-Beverly Credit Card Act claims
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims

Powerful representation to define and achieve class action litigation victory

Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Anticorruption / FCPA counsel
  • Compliance program review and creation
  • Training design and delivery
  • Vendor and supply chain ethics rules

Delivering the critical components needed to make compliance programs work

  • Copyright litigation
  • Copyright termination disputes
  • Defense of retail application copyright claims
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown disputes

Legal and business guidance for copyright disputes and issues

Creditor Representation
  • Divestiture of distressed subsidiaries
  • Defensive Chapter 11
  • Lender negotiations

An expansive understanding of bankruptcy law earned in complex insolvency proceedings

  • Defense of employment standards and classification claims
  • Key employee non-compete disputes

Litigation and trial experience in employment class actions and other complex cases

Privacy and Cyber Security Litigation Experience
  • “Big Data” personalization risks
  • Data breaches involving consumer information
  • Personal identification information (PII) and Ediscovery
  • Privacy-based litigation—e.g., TCPA

Trial-proven tactics that enable an aggressive, rapid response to information privacy law and cyber security law challenges

Real Estate Litigation
  • Developer disputes
  • Disputes for CAM charges (tenant’s share of operating expenses)
  • Lease terminations

Combining vast industry knowledge, trial experience, and focused dedication to all real estate litigation matters

Patent Litigation
  • Defense of nuisance infringement claims
  • Industry-specific patent protection
  • International Trade Commission (ITC) actions
  • Patent Trial and PTAB proceedings

Trial-born knowledge of patent infringement recovery, patent litigation defense, and key industry technologies

Spanish and Latin American Retailers
  • Establishing subsidiaries in the U.S.
  • Entering the U.S. market
  • Litigation in the U.S.
  • Franchise protection and litigation
  • Representation of franchisors and franchisees

Spanish language and legal issues for Spanish and Latin American companies

Trade Secret
  • Former employee trade secret misappropriation
  • Marketing and service program strategies and designs
  • Protection of proprietary pricing formulas

Safeguarding clients’ proprietary information and processes through all stages of litigation

Trademark, Advertising, and Brand Litigation
  • False advertising defense
  • Geographical brand and mark protection
  • Retailer against retailer false advertising claims
  • Trademark litigation

Vigorous protection of key brand assets from infringement and unfair competition

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Retail Case Results

Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Class Action Defense
Franchise and Dealership
Government and Internal Investigations
Patent Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Restructuring and Bankruptcy
Trademark, Advertising, and Brand Litigation

Retail Resources


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April 19, 2016

Return fraud can have a big impact on a retailer’s bottom line.


May 4, 2016

RFID technology has the potential to dramatically change the way retailers operate.


April 7, 2016

With the rise of social media, especially photo-sharing platforms like Instagram and Facebook, the ways retailers are selling products and reaching consumers is drastically changing.