30 January 2018
Latham & Watkins intellectual property partners Perry Viscounty and Jennifer Barry have been named by the Daily Journal to a select group of lawyers honored in the legal publication’s inaugural list of Top Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California.
Viscounty was cited in his published profile for being “at the forefront of a new emergence of law and technology that’s led to huge settlements for big companies” – particularly in web scraping cases that involve upstart websites unlawfully copying material from more established content providers. In high-stakes cases representing craigslist Inc. and other digital media clients, “Viscounty has been the lead attorney in a series of cases that include judgments ranging from $20,000 to more than $60.5 million, and he’s secured permanent injunctions that have halted his clients’ aspiring rivals in their tracks.”
Barry was profiled by the Daily Journal for her ongoing work “to help Internet giants and mobile applications navigate a legal landscape featuring statutes that didn’t contemplate how businesses would use new technologies,” which help set the boundaries for internet laws and policies. For example, she was cited for representing the ride-hailing app Lyft Inc. in a lawsuit involving breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty by the company’s former chief operating officer, who allegedly copied and retained confidential information, which “raised interesting questions about employees’ use of cloud storage services for work-related materials.”
Barry is a Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, and Viscounty is a former Chair of the practice and the leader of its Trademark Litigation group.