Fred is the Co-Chair of Morrison Cohen’s Intellectual Property Group and a member of the Firm's Business Litigation Department. He regularly tries cases before courts and various arbitration and administrative tribunals throughout the country on behalf of U.S. and international companies and individuals.
For over 25 years, Fred has negotiated and litigated a wide range of intellectual property (IP) matters, including trademark, trade dress, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets, false advertising, defamation, patent, antitrust, licensing, entertainment/artist/literary rights, publicity/privacy rights, software, and internet/website. He also has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of complex business litigations, including in the areas of mergers/acquisitions, securities, employment, creditors' rights, fraud, products liability, trusts and estates, insurance coverage, and real estate. Fred has served as a speaker at various IP and litigation seminars, and has been quoted in national publications regarding IP matters.
Among the many cases Fred has successfully tried, he has won several multi-million dollar judgments. In addition to substantial trial experience, some of his greatest litigation accomplishments were achieved outside the courtroom using his negotiation skills to resolve numerous difficult and intractable cases. Fred has effectively mediated many cases, both as an advocate and a professional mediator on behalf of New York federal courts.
Fred regularly counsels clients concerning protection of their IP rights and portfolios across a broad spectrum of entertainment, sports, high-tech, software, academic, media, publishing, marketing, financial, fashion, industrial, and consumer product fields. As a result, he is experienced at both negotiating and documenting IP transactions as well as litigating such matters.
Fred began his career as a law clerk to the Hon. Jacob Mishler, former Chief Judge of the Eastern District of New York. After his clerkship, he worked for several years at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.
Southern District of New York Panel of Certified Mediators
Trademark Mediators Network (INTA Panel of Neutrals)
American Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Selected as New York Super Lawyer, Intellectual Property Litigation (2012)
Law clerk to the Hon. Jacob Mishler, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
Hofstra University School of Law
Editor-in-Chief of Hofstra Law Review
Citation of Excellence for Conflicts of Law