James K. Landau is a member of our Business Litigation and Appellate Practice groups. Jim's objective in litigation matters is to handle a matter in such a way that helps maintain a client's competitive advantage in its business. Jim has over 30 years of commercial litigation experience. Jim has spent the bulk of his experience at Proskauer Rose LLP and Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP. Jim has represented companies of all sizes and individuals in federal, state and local courts and tribunals, including arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and mediations. Jim’s practice focuses on a broad range of matters, including commercial real estate litigation, commercial landlord-tenant litigation, commercial collection work, commercial arbitrations, insurance coverage litigation, bankruptcy litigation, employment disputes, partnership dissolution proceedings, and mortgage foreclosure actions. Jim also frequently counsels employers and employees in connection with the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements.
Jim has also received a peer review rating of AV®Preeminent on Martindale-Hubbell®.
Jane Shahmanesh is a Managing Director with Adherence Consulting Group, which provides outsourced regulatory compliance, general counsel and operational services to asset managers and broker-dealers. Prior to Adherence, Jane worked as an in-house legal and compliance lawyer for a Who’s Who of financial institutions - including Lehman Brothers (where she counseled the bankrupt entity’s derivative unwind), Goldman Sachs & Co. (where she ran a division of their Compliance Department), Credit Suisse (where she was the interim legal manager for CSAM and its hedge fund businesses), Citibank (where she was the General Counsel to the Private Bank), and Deutsche Asset Management (legacy Bankers Trust)(where she supervised the legal and compliance department).
She was also a Partner at McGuireWoods, LLP, one of the nation’s largest law firms.
Jane currently teaches regulatory compliance at Pace Law School
She has a BA from Barnard College and a JD from American University.
Joseph V. DeMarco is a partner at DeVore & DeMarco LLP where he specializes in counseling clients on complex issues involving information privacy and security, theft of intellectual property, computer intrusions, on-line fraud, and the lawful use of new technology. His years of experience in private practice and in government handling the most difficult cybercrime investigations handled by the United States Attorney’s Office have made him one of the nation’s leading experts on Internet crime and the law relating to emerging technologies.
From 1997 to 2007, Mr. DeMarco served an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he founded and headed the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Program, a group of five prosecutors dedicated to investigating and prosecuting violations of federal cybercrime laws and intellectual property offenses. Under his leadership, cybercrime prosecutions grew from a trickle in 1997 to a top priority of the United States Attorney’s Office, encompassing all forms of criminal activity affecting e-commerce and critical infrastructures including computer hacking crimes; transmission of Internet worms and viruses; electronic theft of trade secrets; illegal use of “spyware”; web-based frauds; unlawful Internet gambling; and criminal copyright and trademark infringement offenses. As a recognized expert in the field, Mr. DeMarco was frequently asked to counsel prosecutors and law enforcement agents regarding novel investigative and surveillance techniques and methodologies, and regularly provided advice to the United States Attorney concerning the Office’s most sensitive computer-related investigations. In 2001, Mr. DeMarco also served as a visiting Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section in Washington, D.C., where he focused on Internet privacy, gaming, and theft of intellectual property.
Mr. DeMarco is on the panel of approved neutrals of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) where he focuses on resolving disputes between businesses involving data privacy, high-technology and commercial law issues. He speaks frequently on the benefits of ADR in the area of data security and privacy litigation.
Since 2002, Mr. DeMarco has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches the upper-class Internet and Computer Crimes seminar. He has spoken throughout the world on cybercrime, e-commerce, and IP enforcement. He has lectured on the subject of cybercrime at Harvard Law School, the Practicing Law Institute, the National Advocacy Center, and at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and has served as an instructor on cybercrime to judges attending the New York State Judicial Institute.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. DeMarco was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, where he concentrated on intellectual property, antitrust, and securities law issues for various high-technology clients. Prior to that, Mr. DeMarco served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Daniel Mahoney, United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. DeMarco holds a J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law. At NYU he was a member of the NYU Law Review. He received his B.S.F.S. summa cum laude from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Mr. DeMarco is active in numerous professional associations including the:
International Bar Association (Technology and Litigation Sections);
International Association of Korean Lawyers (Regional Governor, New York Region);
New York State Bar Association, ADR Section;
New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section (Co-chair, Internet and IP Committee, 2009-present);
Connecticut Bar Association;
Fairfield County (CT) Bar Association;
New Haven County (CT) Bar Association;
New York City Bar Association (Co-Chair, Information Technology Law Committee; Past
Member, Copyright Committee); and
The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
Mr. DeMarco is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated lawyer for Computers and Software, Litigation and Internet Law, and is also listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide as a leading lawyer nationwide in Privacy and Data Security. He has also been named as a “SuperLawyer” for his expertise and work in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation. He has published numerous articles and appeared on major news programs in his practice areas; is a member of the Professional Editorial Board of the prestigious Computer Law and Security Review (Elsevier); and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center for Law and Information Policy at Fordham University School of Law.
Mr. DeMarco has received numerous professional awards, including the U.S. Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance, as well as the Lawyer of Integrity Award from the Institute for Jewish Humanities. In his spare time he enjoys parenting, golf, and listening to classical piano.
Peter Jarvis is a partner in Holland & Knight's Portland office, where he practices primarily in the area of attorney professional responsibility and risk management. Mr. Jarvis advises lawyers, law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal departments about the law governing lawyers. This includes, but is not limited to, matters relating to conflicts of interest, duties of confidentiality, other legal or professional ethics issues, advice on the avoidance of civil or criminal liability, law firm breakups, and questions relating to law firm or legal department structure and operation. Mr. Jarvis also serves as an expert witness and is an avid lecturer for public and private/in-house continuing legal education seminars.
He can be reached at peter.Jarvis@hklaw.net or at (503) 504-8467.
Kelly is Senior Attorney & Leader, Global Corporate Citizenship at Dun & Bradstreet. Kelly advises extensively on licensing the company’s core intellectual property. She is responsible for negotiating global strategic alliance technology agreements. In addition, she advises on apps, data licensing, and digital marketing contracts. Kelly created, coded, and implemented a company-wide contract template system to achieve efficiency by automatically configuring agreements based on deal specific terms. She started Dun & Bradstreet’s award-winning Pro Bono Program and works closely with the company’s Chief Legal Officer and Head of Global Corporate Citizenship to design and run the company’s global Corporate Social Responsibility function.
Previously, Kelly was an Assistant General Counsel at American International Group, Inc. and Associate General Counsel for AIG.com, Inc. Kelly advised on intellectual property issues including domain name, trademark, and copyright matters, as well as intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions. She co-drafted AIG's social media policy and routinely monitored and updated the social media policy to adjust to a constantly evolving legal landscape. Kelly was responsible for negotiating global, enterprise-wide agreements, including outsourcing agreements, licensing agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, professional services agreements, and other large-scale commercial contracts. Kelly was also an active member of AIG's Pro Bono Committee.
Prior to joining AIG, Kelly practiced at Latham & Watkins in its technology transactions group. Kelly is a graduate of Princeton University and Cornell Law School.
Richard Raysman is a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight. Richard has been selected by Chambers as one of America's leading technology lawyers, and he is a regular guest columnist for The Wall Street Journal Technology Section. He has represented clients in billions of dollars of outsourcing transactions, and he has litigated reported cases for the New York state and federal courts including Internet and licensing disputes. Richard writes a monthly column for the New York Law Journal on "Technology Law". He is a graduate of M.I.T. and prior to practicing law, he was a Systems Engineer for IBM Corporation for six years.