Oren J. Warshavsky

Partner

New York
T 212.589.4624  |  F 212.589.4201

Oren Warshavsky focuses his work in the areas of intellectual property and complex litigation. He brings rich trial experience to his practice. Throughout his career, Oren has represented individuals and companies in numerous patent, trademark, copyright and commercial disputes, litigating cases in federal and state courts before judges and juries, and is counsel of record in more than 100 reported decisions. Oren serves as the leader of BakerHostetler's national Copyright, Content, and Platforms team. Oren has received local and national recognition for his work and remains at the forefront of major cases.

Oren is recognized by his peers as a leading attorney, having been named one of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, one of the top 50 intellectual property attorneys in the United States, a "Super Lawyer" every year since 2008, and is one of only 28 U.S. attorneys listed in Who’s Who Legal in Asset Recovery Lawyers. Oren is the Co-Editor of and contributor to BakerHostetler's IP Intelligence blog, offering commentary on intellectual property issues. Likewise, Oren is a contributor to BakerHostetler's Data Privacy Monitor blog, offering commentary on data privacy and information security topics.

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  • Since 2009, has served as litigation counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the global liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), one of the largest financial frauds in history. Responsible for coordinating and overseeing teams of lawyers across the United States and around the world seeking to recover billions of dollars in assets for the customers of BLMIS who lost principal investments in the Ponzi scheme, and has been involved in litigations and settlements that have netted billions of dollars. Serves as lead attorney in numerous of the Trustee's lawsuits, including those against major financial institutions.
  • Is a lead lawyer on a team that represents a former London-based JPM managing director whose cooperation was sought in the investigation related to a multibillion-dollar trading loss for the bank. Through aggressive defense of the former managing director, team secured a rare non-prosecution agreement with the Justice Department and agreements with other regulatory authorities, which enabled the client to cooperate with federal prosecutors in the continuing investigations.
  • Attained successful jury verdict in New York federal court, affirmed by the Second Circuit, in a copyright action concerning a musical composition used by the Black Eyed Peas.
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Experience

  • Since 2009, has served as litigation counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the global liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), one of the largest financial frauds in history. Responsible for coordinating and overseeing teams of lawyers across the United States and around the world seeking to recover billions of dollars in assets for the customers of BLMIS who lost principal investments in the Ponzi scheme, and has been involved in litigations and settlements that have netted billions of dollars. Serves as lead attorney in numerous of the Trustee's lawsuits, including those against major financial institutions.
  • Is a lead lawyer on a team that represents a former London-based JPM managing director whose cooperation was sought in the investigation related to a multibillion-dollar trading loss for the bank. Through aggressive defense of the former managing director, team secured a rare non-prosecution agreement with the Justice Department and agreements with other regulatory authorities, which enabled the client to cooperate with federal prosecutors in the continuing investigations.
  • Attained successful jury verdict in New York federal court, affirmed by the Second Circuit, in a copyright action concerning a musical composition used by the Black Eyed Peas.
  • Attained successful jury verdict in Arizona federal court, affirmed by the Ninth Circuit, in a contract and trademark dispute among members of the best-selling Norteno music group Los Huracanes del Norte.
  • Attained successful jury verdict in New Orleans federal court, affirmed by the Fifth Circuit, in a copyright dispute over the ownership of the well-known musical composition "Iko Iko."
  • Attained preliminary and permanent injunction for one of the largest chains of car dealerships in the North East against a rival chain accused of trademark infringement.
  • Successfully defeated an injunction brought against record companies and producers for the use of the name "The O’Jays."
  • Attained jury verdict for record label in copyright infringement and unfair competition action in New York federal court, affirmed on appeal, brought by musician concerning digital samples licensed to Shaggy, The Rolling Stones, and others.
  • Successfully handled patent infringement action for one of the world’s largest retailers against one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers.
  • Successfully handled trademark and copyright infringement action for one of the world’s largest publishers in a case against a former licensee.
  • Successfully handled patent infringement action for one of the world’s largest medical device manufacturers, where its accused products sold tens of billions of dollars.
  • Successfully attained preliminary injunction in trademark and copyright infringement action for one of the largest fitness video producers against its chief competitor.
  • Successfully handled trademark dispute concerning the use of the name "The Sugarhill Gang."
  • Successfully represented major fast food chain in trademark dispute.
  • Successfully represented a technology company in a patent dispute in Illinois concerning hand held scanning technology.
  • Successfully handled appeal of copyright infringement in connection with the musical composition "Unpretty" by TLC.
  • Successfully invalidated trade dress of well-known jewelry designer brought against competitor.  
  • Successfully represented publisher in copyright infringement claim concerning use of photographs in new publications.
  • Handled litigations for various musicians and members of various bands, including The Estates of Elvis Presley, Nina Simone, and Bob Marley, The Supremes, The Jacksons, Dionne Warwick, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Levon Helm, Chic, The 5th Dimension, Nickelback, Brad Paisley, The Sugarhill Gang, Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five, Afrkia Bambatta and the Soulsonic Force, Run DMC, Peaches & Herb, and others. Successfully represented large telecommunications company in patent infringement actions brought by non-practicing entities in connection with patents related to billing systems.
  • Represented musical group in right of publicity lawsuit concerning use of the group’s name and likeness in a Broadway musical.
  • Represented Zaha Hadid, one of the world’s leading female architects, in an action for defamation and trade libel. Ms. Hadid was selected to design of one of the stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar. In June 2014, the New York Review of Books published an article by Martin Filler claiming that Ms. Hadid was indifferent to thousands of worker deaths at the construction of the Al-Wakrah Stadium she designed for the FIFA World Cup tournament. At the time the article was written, construction had not yet even begun on the Al-Wakrah Stadium. In response, Ms. Hadid brought an action for defamation and trade libel in the New York State Supreme Court. The New York Review of Books and Mr. Filler printed a retraction, admitting that the claim was inaccurate and apologizing for the error. The case was settled and the settlement payment was donated to an undisclosed charity.
  • Work with emerging high-fashion retail company to secure and enforce intellectual property rights, including trademark and copyrights in brand names and logos throughout the world. 

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright in New York (2014 to 2015)
  • The Legal 500 United States: Intellectual property - Copyright
    • "Recommended Lawyer" (2015)
  • Who's Who Legal 100 in Asset Recovery (2013, 2014)
  • IP Law & Business "Top 50 IP Professionals Under the Age of 45" (2008)
  • New York Metro "Super Lawyer" (2008 to 2015)
    • Top 100 Lawyers in New York Metro Area (2011, 2013)
  • American Bar Foundation: Fellow

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Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1996, Staff Member, Fordham International Law Journal
  • M.S., Columbia University, 1993

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Data Privacy Monitor
As FCC Flexes New Consumer Protection and Privacy Regulatory Enforcement Muscles Against ISPs, Some Call for Expanded Authority Over Online Services
July 2, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has imposed a record $100M forfeiture fine against a global telecommunications company for alleged deceptive data plan promotions. The FCC’s fine comes on the heels of revisions to its 2010 Open...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
BakerHostetler’s Oren Warshavsky, a Law360’s Voices of the Bar for Intellectual Property, comments on “With High Court Mum On Java Copyrights, Is Innovation Safe?”
July 2, 2015
On July 1, 2015, Law360 queried the Supreme Court decision not to review Google Inc. v. Oracle America Inc. in their Voices on the Bar column.  Oren Warshavsky, head of BakerHostetler’s national Copyright, Content, and Platforms team and...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Pre-1972 Recording Rulings – Not as Happy Together or as a Settlement
June 26, 2015
This week, after a string of wins, two members of the classic rock group the Turtles suffered a setback in their lawsuit against satellite radio provider, SiriusXM (Flo & Eddie Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio Inc.). Background: The dispute has...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Canada Moves Forward with Mandatory Federal Security Breach Notification Law
June 23, 2015
On June 18, 2015, the Canadian Minister of Industry announced that the Digital Privacy Act, which amends Canada’s foundational Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), has received royal assent and is now law...
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Data Privacy Monitor
FTC Clarifies Native and Online Ad Obligations
June 17, 2015
The FTC, in recent staff statements, has sought to clarify advertisers’ and publishers’ obligations regarding native advertising and social media promotions, particularly regarding when and how to clarify to readers that a message is...
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