Halket Weitz LLP
1214 West Boston Post Road, N277
Mamaroneck, New York 10543
488 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tanfield Chambers, 2-5 Warwick Court
London WC1R 5DJ England
Over 35 years’ domestic and international general corporate and commercial experience specializing in technology and intellectual property (IP) matters and the representation of high technology companies.
Corporate experience - includes corporate, securities and business counseling, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, public and private (early and late stage) debt and equity financings and domestic and international commercial transactions (approximately 35% of practice).
Commercial technology practice - includes software licensing, equipment and hardware transactions, internet and e-commerce transactions, biotech and medical device matters, design and development contracts, outsourcing, government contracts, supply chain and other commercial matters (35% of practice).
IP practice includes - IP licensing and other contracting, IP counseling and the management of IP litigation in patents and trade secrets (principally technology and business method), copyrights (principally information technology and design and other visual arts) and trademarks (for various industries) (30% of practice).
International experience - includes transactions in many European countries, South Africa, Israel, South America, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Korea and other countries in the Far East.
Significant clients- have included small and large technology companies (including computers (buy and sell sides), internet, electronics, telecommunications, medical equipment and biotechnology), financial institutions (including private equity, venture capital, commercial and investment banks and accounting firms) and various consumer product and basic industrial companies (including fashion, cosmetics, consumer electronics, defense, chemicals and materials sciences).
Partner at Halket Weitz LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law (Subjects taught include International Arbitration and Business Planning for the Entrepreneurial Enterprise) and Associate Member of Chambers, Tanfield Chambers (London) (for arbitration matters only).
Prior to forming Halket Weitz, Partner in charge of the Commercial Technology Practice in the New York Office and Member of the Commercial Technology, Life Sciences, Private Equity and General Corporate Groups of Bingham McCutchen LLP. Prior to that, Partner and Co-Chair of the Technology and the Emerging Company Group and Member of the General Corporate Group of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP. Also previously, Assistant General Counsel of Engelhard Corporation.
Member of the panels of arbitrators and mediators of the American Arbitration Association (including the commercial, large complex, large complex technology and IP and international panels), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator) (London), the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution (including the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and International, Technology, Biotech and Trademark Panels), the World Intellectual Property Organization (including arbitration and domain name panels) (Geneva), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (domain name panel). Service as an Arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce. Member of Arbitral Appointments Committee of the Scottish Arbitration Centre (Edinburgh).
Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Member of the International Arbitration Club of New York. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (London). Member of the London Court of International Arbitration. Member of the USCIB Arbitration Committee.
Over 25 years’ experience as neutral or counsel in international and domestic complex commercial arbitrations and mediations. Extensive experience arbitrating (as chair, sole, or panel member) or mediating disputes involving a wide variety of international and domestic matters including licensing and intellectual property, banking and securities, corporate matters and commercial transactions. Industries involved include computers and e-commerce, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and health care, defense, aviation and transportation, finance and banking, heavy equipment, home products, fashion and consumer electronics. Amounts in controversy have exceeded $500,000,000.
Representative matters have included disputes (listed alphabetically by subject) involving:
Intellectual property (of all types) in chemical and chemical equipment (international and domestic - sole member or mediator), computer software, hardware and internet (international and domestic –chair, sole member, party appointed member, member, mediator or counsel), consumer electronics (international and domestic – sole member or mediator), fashion or home products (international and domestic – chair, sole member or counsel), financial business methods (domestic - chair), industrial equipment (international – sole member), pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices (international and domestic – chair, sole member, party appointed member and counsel) and telecommunications (international and domestic – chair, sole member or counsel);
Products liability pertaining to aircraft charter (international - sole member), commercial aircraft (international - sole member), computer software (domestic – sole member) and trucking (domestic - member);
Securities and finance in banking, biotech, electronics and commercial and military aviation (international and domestic –chair, sole member, member or counsel); and
Supply train and other commercial transactions in a wide variety of industries (international and domestic – chair, sole member, member, mediator or counsel).