Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts
Kerry A. Brennan
Kerry Brennan is a partner in the law firm's Litigation practice and is located in the New York office. Her practice area involves complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation, intellectual property licensing and counseling.
Representative Commercial Litigation Matters
Ms. Brennan has been counsel to a healthcare information company regarding breach of stockholder and licensing agreements; counsel to various technology-based companies concerning enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements; counsel to various debtors and creditors in bankruptcy and adversary proceedings; counsel for financial industry group in connection with amicus briefs to the Third Circuit; counsel to special committee of media company's board of directors with respect to restructuring and recapitalization; counsel to UK corporation in international commercial dispute; counsel to foreign aircraft owner in connection with seizure of a commercial aircraft; counsel to UK individual with respect to breach of contract and collection of letter of credit; counsel to minority shareholder of technology company in a shareholder dispute; counsel to indenture trustee for largest secured creditor in airline bankruptcy; counsel to trustee in over twenty litigations and bankruptcy adversary proceedings involving oil and gas interests; counsel to foreign bank for attachment of a former employee's bank account in fraud case; counsel to special committee of bank's board of directors with respect to investigation of federal and state banking issues; and counsel to aircraft company in multi-million dollar breach of contract dispute.
Representative Intellectual Property Litigation Matters
Ms. Brennan has been counsel to numerous companies in copyright and trademark infringement suits; counsel to international financial institution with respect to software development dispute across several jurisdictions; counsel to international software company involving breach of license; counsel to software and computer supplies companies in copyright and trademark seizure, preliminary injunction and infringement suits; counsel to luxury jewelry designer on copyright and trademark issues; counsel to Internet company in domain name disputes, trademark infringement and Anticyberquatting Consumer Protection Act violation suits; counsel to major university regarding book distribution dispute; advice to major credit card company on whether challenged work was copyrightable; advice to major pharmaceutical company on antitrust aspects of patent infringement litigation and on scope and interpretation of patent licensing agreement; and counsel to foreign electronic company in trade secrets misappropriation litigation.
Ms. Brennan has handled prosecution of federal and state trademark applications; coordination of foreign trademark prosecution worldwide; negotiation of intellectual property and Internet related license and assignment agreements; Internet and licensing counseling; licensed concession agreements, due diligence in mergers and acquisitions; advice on comparative advertising issues.
- Turnaround Awards, M&A Advisor (2008)
Women in the Law Committee, 1999-2001; Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee, 2001-2004; Association of the Bar of the City of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts; United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits