Mr. Neukom has served as lead counsel in dozens of disputes for and against Fortune 500 companies and their executives. He has chaired jury trials, bench trials, private arbitrations in the U.S. and Canada, and administrative hearings to judgment.
He has litigated more than 50 intellectual property disputes in federal courts. For example, he has defended claims for patent and copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation; defended negligence claims arising from the 9/11 terrorist attacks; represented Kim Dotcom (the founder of New Zealand’s Internet political party) to oppose extradition attempts by the U.S. government; represented two sisters fighting over a $1 billion estate; defended a CEO accused of improper conduct by his own company; audited a Fortune 10 company’s FCPA compliance; represented HTC against Apple in the “smartphone wars”; defended a claim for a constructive trust over a multibillion-dollar telecommunications company; and pursued and defended class actions alleging monopolistic conduct, privacy violations and securities fraud. He also has represented clients such as Google, Cisco, AT&T, Bank of New York and Philips.
The Daily Journal, which has called Mr. Neukom a “patent expert,” recognized him as one
of California’s “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” in 2018. He also has been described as
a “trial pro” by Law360, which in 2014 named him as one of the top 15 intellectual property
lawyers in the world under the age of 40. In 2012, he was named by The Recorder as a
Lawyer on the Fast Track.
Mr. Neukom sits on the board of directors for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit that uses litigation to advocate for the rights of foster children. He also is an honorary member of the Commercial Bar Association of England, a founding member of the Angler’s Committee for the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Vermont and a former trustee of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington.
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