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Taking and Defending Depositions 2012

 
Author(s): Randi W. Singer, Seth A. Gastwirth
Practice Area: Litigation
Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9781402417870
PLI Item #: 34513
CHB Spine #: H882

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.


Seth Gastwirth is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office. He serves as lead trial, appellate and arbitration counsel in both individual and class action lawsuits involving complex, multimillion dollar claims in a variety of practice areas, including: commercial disputes, product liability, labor and employment, contracts and warranties, intellectual property, real estate, consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices, trade secrets, fiduciary duty, securities law, financial services, insurance, and litigation matters arising out of bankruptcy disputes.

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors, Ladder Up (2007-present)
Member, Board of Directors, Ravinia Associates (2008-present)
Alumni Student Recruitment Volunteer, The University of Michigan (2006-present)

Other Distinctions

Selected as an “Illinois Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc. in 2010 and from 2012-2014.

Selected as one of 30 “Future Stars” in Illinois litigation by Benchmark Litigation in its 2009 publication of the “Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys.”