Greenberg Traurig Expands Litigation Practice, Adds Experienced IP…

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues the strategic expansion of its Litigation Practice and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice with the addition of Andrew F. Halaby as a shareholder in the Phoenix office. Halaby is a seasoned trial lawyer and business advisor with 25 years’ experience practicing in commercial and intellectual property litigation. He joins the firm from Snell and Wilmer, where he was a partner.

“The firm’s Western region offices have a special emphasis on the business of technology and corresponding intellectual property challenges, aligning perfectly with Andy’s strong skills in the courtroom as well as his business savvy. As a former professional engineer, Andy’s addition corresponds with the firm’s strategy of hiring attorneys with unique and varied experience, as well as being excellent lawyers,” noted Greenberg Traurig’s Global Litigation Practice Co-Chairs, firm Vice Chair Lori G. Cohen and Jeff E. Scott.

“We are excited to welcome Andy to Greenberg Traurig, as we continue the strategic expansion of our dynamic Phoenix office,” said Phoenix Managing Shareholder Nicole Goodwin. “Andy brings a wealth of experience and strong relationships in the Phoenix market and beyond, which will be valuable for both our clients and colleagues across the firm.”

Halaby’s clients often have matters involving from six to nine figures of liability exposure. He has served as lead counsel in a full slate IP matters, including cases involving patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement; trade secret misappropriation; unfair competition; cyberpiracy; and deceptive advertising. He has also led teams helping clients in disputes involving computer fraud and abuse, data security, data integration, search engine optimization, software development, software licensing, software conversion, and life sciences.

“I am excited to work with Greenberg Traurig’s deep bench of talented intellectual property and technology attorneys and play a role in the growth of the practice and the Phoenix office,” Halaby said. “I am confident that my clients will benefit from the firm’s global platform of resources, its culture of collaboration and innovation, and the exceptional reputation of its highly respected litigation teams.”

In addition to his litigation practice Halaby advises clients on issues and opportunities arising from Arizona’s new Alternative Business Structure (ABS) rule and regulatory amendments. He also works with clients on business disputes, having broad experience in all phases of the civil litigation process.

He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona's Ethics Advisory Group, where he fields ethics hotline calls from lawyers across the state. Previously he served on the Arizona Supreme Court's Task Force on Lawyer Ethics, Professionalism, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law and chaired the State Bar of Arizona's Conflict Case Committee as part of his career-long commitment to community service.

Halaby earned his J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law. He also holds an M.S. in Environmental Health Engineering and his B.S. Civil Engineering from University of Kansas. He is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice includes a team of more than 600 attorneys. The firm’s trial lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate courts and before international arbitration panels. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and proficiency model appropriate to the client’s unique needs and goals.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: With more than 200 intellectual property attorneys and patent agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark, and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Trademark Law and a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law and Litigation, Copyright Law, and Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2020 “Best Law Firms."

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com

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