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Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2016

 
Author(s): Randi W. Singer, Gerald A. Stein
Practice Area: Litigation, Professional Skills
Published: Apr 2016
ISBN: 9781402426599
PLI Item #: 149650
CHB Spine #: H1018

Randi Singer is a litigation partner in Weil’s New York office and a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property & Media practice and its Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management group. She focuses primarily on copyright, Lanham Act false advertising, and trademark litigation, privacy, cybersecurity, and social media counseling, and music licensing, First Amendment, right of publicity, and other intellectual property issues, in addition to complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.

Ms. Singer has been repeatedly recognized as a leading intellectual property and media & entertainment lawyer by legal industry publications, including The Legal 500 US, Chambers USA, World Trademark Review, and Benchmark Litigation, Managing IP Magazine’s IP Stars, and Super Lawyers, and in 2012 she was named a “Rising Star” in Media and Entertainment by Law360. She has successfully represented and counseled clients on a wide variety of copyright and trademark matters involving both classic ownership and fair use issues, as well as evolving secondary liability issues arising from social media platforms. Her advertising, trademark, and state unfair trade practices cases have spanned a broad spectrum of consumer products and services, from over-the-counter drugs, razors, toothpaste, paint, food and cosmetics, to financial services, luxury goods and consumer electronics.

Ms. Singer has earned the  Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) credentials and regularly counsels clients in connection with privacy, cybersecurity, and social media issues in a wide variety of matters, including such high-profile transactions as Facebook’s acquisition of Whatsapp, Inc., Yahoo!’s acquisition of Tumblr, and Signet Jewelers Limited’s acquisition of Zale Corporation. In 2015, The National Law Journal recognized Ms. Singer as one of its inaugural “Trailblazers” nationwide for her cutting-edge work in the cybersecurity and data privacy area.


Gerald A. Stein is a Senior Counsel in the Antitrust and Competition Group in Norton Rose Fulbright’s New York office.  Gerald’s comprehensive career as an antitrust litigator and a government enforcer enables him to represent and counsel clients in a full array of antitrust matters including state and federal litigation, class action and multidistrict litigation, merger and acquisition antitrust analysis, counseling, compliance, government investigations and enforcement proceedings in a wide variety of industries.

Gerald is a senior-level litigator with nearly twenty-five years of litigation and counseling experience.  Before joining our firm's Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, Gerald was an attorney with the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission for more than eight years, where he investigated and litigated a variety of antitrust matters including mergers and acquisitions and anticompetitive conduct.  Prior to that, while in private practice at other prominent law firms, he represented major corporations in all aspects of private antitrust actions (including class actions and multidistrict litigation) involving alleged violations of Sherman Act Sections 1 and 2 regarding claims of price fixing, monopolization, boycotts, refusals to deal, and unfair and deceptive trade practices in various industries, including industrial chemicals, industrial ventilation systems, rental cars, air cargo, airline passengers, automotive filters and healthcare.  He has significant experience developing factual defenses, drafting and arguing motions, working with expert economists and taking depositions.

Gerald was a panelist in this Program beginning in 2009 and has chaired it since 2013.

Gerald earned his B.A. degree from Tufts University and his J.D., cum laude, from Pace University School of Law.