In a reflection of the breadth of Latham’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, three partners have been named among the “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in California 2017” by the Daily Journal – Doug Lumish in Silicon Valley, Dan Schecter in Century City/Los Angeles, and Perry Viscounty, based in Orange County and San Francisco. Each attorney has broad litigation experience and well-established areas of excellence. Lumish is widely regarded as one of the nation’s top patent trial lawyers, while Schecter was recognized by the Daily Journal for his pivotal role in a high-profile trade secrets case and Viscounty was honored for recent wins in important copyright and trademark infringement cases. Lumish and Viscounty have been featured on the Daily Journal’s annual list multiple times in recent years.
Lumish was honored for trial work during the past year that the Daily Journal noted has “kept pace with updated responses for new challenges” facing preeminent technology industry clients. He is Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins' Litigation & Trial Department and former global Co-chair of Latham's IP Litigation Practice.
Schecter was noted for the successful defense of Emirates NDB Bank in a trade secrets and breach of contract dispute with fintech company InfoSpan, Inc., which was represented at trial by a prominent legal adversary. Schecter has served as Vice-chair of the firm's global Litigation & Trial Department and Chair of the Los Angeles Litigation & Trial Department.
Viscounty was recognized for a range of litigation successes, particularly landmark scraping, copyright infringement, and CAN-SPAM cases for the popular online classified listings service, craigslist. Several of those matters involved record-setting judgments ($60.5 million and $31 million) and permanent injunctions against web-based companies engaged in spamming craigslist users and unlawfully pilfering listings from craigslist without the permission of craigslist and its users.