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Charles Chen is currently an in-house intellectual property attorney in New York. Prior to that, he was serving as a Miriam Netter fellow at the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. His interest in intellectual property law particularly copyright law also led to his summer clerkship at the U.S. Copyright Office.
Mr. Chen received both his J.D. and LL.M in intellectual property law from University of New Hampshire School of Law (also known as Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 2012 and his B.A. in art history from the University of British Columbia.
Theodore K. Cheng
Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
Theodore K. Cheng is a partner with Fox Horan & Camerini LLP. He practices in general commercial litigation, counseling, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), with a focus on copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and other intellectual property matters. With over 15 years of experience handling a broad array of business disputes in federal and state courts, he counsels high net-worth individuals and business entities in industries as varied as high-tech, telecommunications, entertainment, consumer products, food and hospitality, retail, and financial services. In 2007, he was named one of the Best Lawyers Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Mr. Cheng typically formulates and advises clients and their in-house counsel on litigation and dispute resolution strategy, often striving to suggest innovative and creative ways to resolve conflicts. In addition to achieving favorable outcomes through motion practice and trials, he has successfully resolved numerous matters through facilitated negotiations, arbitrations, and mediations, including wage-and-hour disputes, breach of contract and negligence actions, trade secret theft, employment discrimination claims, and intellectual property infringement. Mr. Cheng also works with Resolute Systems, LLC to provide private mediation, arbitration, and ADR consulting services, principally assisting to resolve employment discrimination and wrongful discharge matters as part of a company’s internal dispute resolution process. Mr. Cheng also received a 2013 American Arbitration Association A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellowship. He regularly speaks and publishes on intellectual property and ADR issues.
Mr. Cheng received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University.
Kirkland and Ellis LLP
Dale Cendali is a partner at Kirkland and Ellis LLP and is a nationally recognized leader in the field of intellectual property litigation, having successfully litigated and tried numerous high-profile cases, and having argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Her practice encompasses copyright, trademark, Internet, false advertising, patent and trade secrets law, as well as defamation, the right of publicity, privacy, complex contract disputes and similar areas, including electronic discovery.
Ms. Cendali has repeatedly been ranked as a "top tier" lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers USA, which describes her as "one of the best lawyers in the country" in her field who combines "intellectual acuity" with a "tough, hard-working attitude"; a "superb litigator" who "thinks quickly on her feet and vigorously defends her clients." In 2013, The National Law Journal selected her as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America." Among numerous other honors, Ms. Cendali was listed as one of Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers in America in the 2013-2014 guide and was also included in Euromoney's Benchmark guide, "The Top 250 Women in Litigation." Ms. Cendali is also an adjunct professor at Harvard Law School, teaching copyright and trademark litigation.
Ms. Cendali received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1984, where she was Editor-in-Chief of The Harvard Law Journal on Legislation from 1983-84. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University in 1981.
Matthew P. Moore
Matthew P. Moore is Assistant General Counsel at BuzzFeed, Inc., where his practice includes intellectual property, technology and Internet law. Prior to moving in house in various roles at Cantor Fitzgerald, Delivery.com and Broadcast Music, Inc. (“BMI”), Mr. Moore was a Litigation Associate at a New York law firm, focusing his practice on intellectual property and entertainment law. He has lectured on copyright and entertainment law in college classrooms and at his alma mater, Brooklyn Law School, where he was awarded the Charles and Jane Ortner Prize for Achievement in Entertainment Law at graduation.
Mr. Moore is Co-Chair of the NY Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA and his memberships include the New York City Bar Association's Committee on Copyright and Literary Property and the Executive Committees for the NY State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property and Corporate Counsel sections. He was U.S. Contributing Editor to a leading music industry guidebook published in the U.K. and has written several articles on intellectual property law issues, including "The Secret Life of Patents," 48 Washburn L.J. 33 (2008), with Jason Mazzone. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Moore spent nearly a decade in the music business, his last position being the COO and Director of Business & Legal Affairs at a boutique music publishing and royalty auditing firm.
Scott J. Sholder
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Scott J. Sholder’s practice focuses on litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in entertainment, media, and intellectual property law. Mr. Sholder represents and advises clients across various industries in copyright, trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, right-of-publicity, domain name, and commercial disputes.
Prior to working at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Mr. Sholder was a litigation associate in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he focused on cases arising in the areas of commercial contracts, intellectual property, false advertising, and internal and government investigations. Notable matters there included representing a major television network in a contract and copyright dispute concerning the ownership of a hit reality show, representing hair care product manufacturers in a false advertising dispute concerning the phrase “sold only in salons,” and representing one of the major music performing rights organizations in “rate court” disputes.
Before joining Paul Weiss, Mr. Sholder served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Peter G. Sheridan, U.S.D.J., in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and to the Honorable Leonard I. Garth, U.S.C.J., in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Sholder received his J.D. in 2007 fro Seton Hall University School of Law, and his B.A. in 2007 from American University.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Barry Werbin is a partner at Herrick, Feinstein LLP and the chair of its Intellectual Property and Technology Group. Mr. Werbin concentrates his practice in intellectual property and Internet issues (including trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, unfair competition, false advertising, publicity and privacy rights, trade secrets, domain name issues and UDRP arbitrations, digital rights protection, trademark and content licensing, Internet and traditional marketing and sponsorship agreements, publishing, due diligence and exploitation rights) and technology issues (including software and technology licensing and development, IT support agreements, web-site development and hosting, IT outsourcing, and data and computer security breaches). Barry handles infringement and other complex commercial litigation and a broad variety of IP-related transactional matters.
Mr. Werbin was Chair of the Copyright & Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association 2010-2013. He is an active member of the INTA's Online Use/Web 2.0 Working Group, which is studying brands in social media; and, Co-Chair of the NY State Bar EASL Section's Publicity, Privacy and Media Committee and EASL Executive Committee member. He has also lectured on copyright law at St. John's Law School and on Internet law at Parsons School of Design.
In 2013, Mr. Werbin was recognized as a top intellectual property litigation lawyer by Thompson Reuters' Super Lawyers, which rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Mr. Werbin received his J.D. in 1981 from Fordham University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from City University of New York.