Brand Activation Legal Committee: September 2017

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For September’s meeting, Kilpatrick Townsend’s presentation will include a federal regulatory update; a discussion of recent state attorney general activity, false advertising class actions, and Lanham Act cases; and a review of recent NAD, ERSP and CARU cases.  Presenting will be Barry Benjamin, Nancy Stagg, Laura Miller and Jeremy Schachter.

Barry Benjamin, Partner

Barry M. Benjamin chairs Kilpatrick Townsend’s Advertising and Marketing group, and is a partner in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on advertising, technology, and privacy law in the areas of advice and counseling, contract negotiation, regulatory defense, and litigation. He represents clients small and large, from multinational corporations to start-up ventures.

Nancy Stagg, Partner

Nancy Stagg skillfully and efficiently solves her clients’ litigation problems – especially the toughest ones that keep them up at night. While remarkably successful in trial and appellate courts when it’s needed, Ms. Stagg’s greatest strength is in quickly sizing up the case at hand and developing an effective strategy to marshal the law and the evidence to her clients’ best advantage. Her genuine caring about her clients’ businesses, as well as her competitive nature, ensure clients get her best efforts – always. In addition to her substantial trial, arbitration and appellate experience, Ms. Stagg enjoys counseling corporate legal departments and business owners in the most effective ways to avoid potential litigation.

Laura Miller, Counsel

Laura Miller helps brand owners build and protect their brands domestically and abroad. She focuses her practice on branding, advertising, and brand protection and enforcement. Laura has particular experience with the apparel, food and beverage, life sciences, logistics and software industries. 

Jeremy Schachter, Associate

Jeremy Schachter litigates advertising, trademark, and copyright cases in federal court and at the National Advertising Division (NAD). He has taken Lanham Act cases all the way through trial, and has considerable experience with expert discovery, having worked with and/or against many, if not all, the most well-known marketing experts in the country on numerous occasions. Mr. Schachter’s courtroom experience is bolstered by his pro bono work, where he has served as lead counsel for victims of civil rights abuses in federal court.