Andrew Gass is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins. He is a member of the firm’s Global Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, with a special focus on Internet and technology markets.
Mr. Gass is recognized for his expertise and thought leadership on the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law. He is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he teaches Copyright Law and related courses, including a seminar on “Copyright, Competition, and Technology.” He is also Chair-elect of the ABA Intellectual Property section's committee on Sound Recordings and Performing Artists.
His expertise includes:
- Antitrust Counseling and Litigation
- Intellectual Property Counseling and Litigation
- Corporate Strategy
- “Considering Copyright Rulemaking: The Constitutional Question,” A Gass, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 27:1047, 2012
- “Marketing off-label uses to physicians: FDA’s draft (mis)guidance,” A Gass, J Wilson, American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2008
- “Public Access to Public Science: Recommendations for the California Stem Cell Institute’s Policies Regarding Grantee-Produced Journal Articles,” M Eisen, A Gass, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 21 No. 3, 2006
- “Paying to Free Science: Costs of Publication as Costs of Research,” A Gass, Serials Review, Vol. 31 Iss. 2, June 2005
- “The Reality of Open-Access Journal Articles,” A Gass, H Doyle, Chronicle of Higher Education Review, 18 February 2005
- “Open Access as Public Policy” A Gass, PLoS Biology, Vol. 2 No. 10, October 2004
- “Whose Copy? Whose Rights?” A Gass, H Doyle, R Kennison, PLoS Biology, Vol. 2 No. 7, July 2004
Mr. Gass has represented companies of all sizes — from Bay Area start-ups to international conglomerates — in antitrust and other disputes with suppliers, competitors and regulators.
He has served as counsel of record for companies including Pandora Media, Inc. in federal court copyright litigation. More broadly, Mr. Gass has been the principal author or co-author of merits briefs in litigation with hundreds of millions or billions of dollars at stake, for clients including:
- Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
- Oracle Corporation
- Union Pacific Railroad Company
- Pop music star Shakira
His experience includes extensive work in state and federal courts of appeals and in international arbitration.
Mr. Gass served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen F. Williams on the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and an extern to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.