Arminda B. Bepko is Senior Attorney of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Arminda Bepko’s practice spans a wide range of litigation, advisory, and regulatory matters, with a focus on intellectual property infringement and misappropriation.
She has advised on an array of intellectual property matters involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, and trade secret misappropriation.
Arminda’s experience in other areas includes representation of financial institutions and corporations in securities, antitrust, and other complex litigation, as well as in criminal and regulatory matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She has conducted numerous internal investigations concerning insider trading, market manipulation, and other securities violations.
Arminda joined the firm in 2004 and became a senior attorney in 2013. Before attending law school, She was a producer for ABCNews and the shows 20/20 and Primetime Live.
Litigation and Enforcement
- BHP Billiton and Vale in an investigation into of the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, reportedly the largest environmental disaster since Deep Horizon.
- Sanofi US in successfully defending against a multibillion-dollar monopolization lawsuit brought by a competitor challenging Sanofi US’s loyalty discounts for its anticoagulant drug Lovenox.
- Barclays in securing the dismissal of several fraud actions challenging the underwriting and sale of collateralized debt obligation notes.
- Pro bono representation in criminal appeals, including arguing before the New York Court of Appeals and on behalf of immigrants in asylum and removal proceedings.
- The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in the protection of its trademarks against potential infringers.
- iClick Interactive Asia, a Hong Kong-based integrated advertising technology company, in the defense of the use of its trademarks in the U.S.
- People’s United Bank in the defense of a series of trademark lawsuits brought by other banks challenging the use of its name in Massachusetts.
- The Heisman Trophy Trust in winning preliminary and permanent injunctions against a seller of T-shirts that infringe the “Heisman” trademark.
- New York Law School, J.D., 2004
- Kalamazoo College, B.A., 1993
- New York
- U.S. Courts of Appeal, First, Second and Third Circuits
- U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; District of Connecticut; District of Colorado
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