Oren J. Warshavsky

Partner

New York
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Overview

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 U.S. and a "Super Lawyer" every year since 2008, and he is one of only 28 U.S. attorneys listed in Who's Who Legal 100 in Asset Recovery. Oren is the co-editor of and a contributor to BakerHostetler's IP Intelligence blog, offering commentary on intellectual property issues. Likewise, he 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 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 U.S. 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, the team secured a rare nonprosecution 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 a 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 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 U.S. 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, the team secured a rare nonprosecution 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 a 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 a successful jury verdict in Arizona federal court, affirmed by the Ninth Circuit, in a contract and trademark dispute among members of the best-selling norteño music group Los Huracanes del Norte.
  • Attained a 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 Northeast 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 a jury verdict for a record label in a copyright infringement and unfair competition action in New York federal court, affirmed on appeal, brought by a musician concerning digital samples licensed to Shaggy, The Rolling Stones and others.
  • Successfully handled a patent infringement action for one of the world's largest retailers against one of the world's largest shoe manufacturers.
  • Successfully handled a trademark and copyright infringement action for one of the world's largest publishers in a case against a former licensee.
  • Successfully handled a patent infringement action for one of the world's largest medical device manufacturers, in which its accused products sold tens of billions of dollars.
  • Successfully attained a preliminary injunction in a trademark and copyright infringement action for one of the largest fitness video producers against its chief competitor.
  • Successfully handled a trademark dispute concerning the use of the name "The Sugarhill Gang."
  • Successfully represented a major fast food chain in a trademark dispute.
  • Successfully represented a technology company in a patent dispute in Illinois concerning handheld scanning technology.
  • Successfully handled the appeal of a copyright infringement claim in connection with the musical composition Unpretty by TLC.
  • Successfully invalidated the trade dress of a well-known jewelry designer brought against a competitor.
  • Successfully represented a publisher in a copyright infringement claim concerning the 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 and the Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, RUN DMC, Peaches & Herb, and others.
  • Successfully represented a large telecommunications company in patent infringement actions brought by nonpracticing entities in connection with patents related to billing systems.
  • Represented a musical group in a 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 architects, in an action for defamation and trade libel. Ms. Hadid was selected to design 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 site of the stadium. At the time the article was written, construction had not yet even begun on 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.
  • Works with an emerging high-fashion retail company to secure and enforce intellectual property rights, including trademarks and copyrights on brand names and logos throughout the world. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright in New York (2014 to 2018)
    • Band 4 (2015 to 2018), Up & Coming (2014)
  • The Legal 500 United States (2015 to 2018)
    • Recommended in Dispute Resolution - International Litigation (2018)
    • Recommended in Intellectual Property - Copyright (2015 to 2018)
  • Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery (2013 to 2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • New York: Copyright Law (2017 to present)
    • New York: Litigation -- Intellectual Property (2019)
  • IP Law & Business "Top 50 IP Professionals Under the Age of 45" (2008)
  • New York Metro "Super Lawyer" (2008 to 2017)
    • Top 100 Lawyers in New York Metro Area (2011, 2013)

Memberships

  • American Bar Foundation: Fellow

News

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Events

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

Blog

In The Blogs

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Trademark Office Takes Tougher Stance on Registering Rights to Colors on Packaging
By Shannon V. McCue
October 12, 2018
Trademark law recognizes that a color can be used to identify the source of products and therefore, enjoys protection under trademark law. Let’s test your color brand awareness: • What can Brown do for you? – shipping services • The little...
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Data Privacy Monitor
The Weekly Privacy Rewind
By Aaron R. Lancaster
October 8, 2018
BIPA Medline and Con Tech Lighting Latest Illinois Employers Hit With Claims under BIPA • Two Illinois employers, Con Tech Lighting and Medline Industries, are the latest to face claims alleging violations of Illinois’ Biometric...
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Data Privacy Monitor
California Legislature Cracks Down on Advertising Bots Involved in Commercial Transactions and Influencing Voters in Elections
By Alan L. Friel
October 8, 2018
By: Alan L. Friel and Zoe Steinberg Bot or real person? – a question most online users probably don’t ask themselves when interacting online or seeing how many followers a person has on a social media platform. Most likely, online users...
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Data Privacy Monitor
The Ninth Circuit Wades Into the “Autodialer” Fray and Creates a Circuit Split. TCPA Litigants Await FCC Guidance
By Rand L. McClellan
September 27, 2018
What constitutes an autodialer or “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is in flux. Under the statute, an “automatic telephone dialing system” is defined as “equipment that has the...
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Data Privacy Monitor
California Delays Privacy Law Enforcement and Congress Is Lobbied to Pre-empt the Law
By Alan L. Friel
September 25, 2018
This summer California enacted, effective Jan. 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a privacy law unprecedented in the U.S. that grants California residents a broad range of European-like privacy rights. Amendments passed...
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