Jeremy Feigelson is a litigation partner, Co-Chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice, and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Media Group. He frequently represents clients in litigations and government investigations that involve the Internet and new technologies. His practice includes litigation and counseling on cybersecurity, data privacy, trademark, right of publicity, false advertising, copyright, and defamation matters.
In 2018, American Lawyer named him “Litigator of the Week” based on the right of publicity victories of Debevoise client Take-Two Interactive in Lohan v. Take-Two and Gravano v. Take-Two at the New York Court of Appeals. Other recognitions include designation as a “Privacy MVP” by Law360, a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy “Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal, and “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property.
Mr. Feigelson regularly speaks and writes on legal issues involving intellectual property, technology and privacy. His recent publications include “Privacy Law Goes Big: California’s New Consumer Privacy Act” (Debevoise Debrief, July 2018) and “Cybersecurity Enforcers Wake Up to Credential Stuffing” (Bloomberg, February 2018).
Mr. Feigelson received his A.B. magna cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1984. He received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School in 1991, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif and served as articles editor of the Law Review. From 1991 to 1992, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Milton I. Shadur, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He joined Debevoise in 1992.
Mr. Feigelson served prior to law school in the administration of Mayor Edward I. Koch of New York City. He has chaired the Government Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
He currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Partnership for the Homeless, and serves as a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, on the Leadership Council of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and on the Advisory Board of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity.
- A major hospitality and gaming company in a trademark and breach of license dispute in the Southern District of New York, and a major restaurant company in a trademark and breach of licensing dispute before the American Arbitration Association.
- Alcon Laboratories in its challenge with the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau concerning advertisements by Bausch & Lomb regarding its ReNu MultiPlus contact lens solution.
- Copyright litigation matters on behalf of a leading publisher of biographical directories and a leading Hollywood entertainment magazine.
- Prominent consumer technology companies in confidential, successfully resolved state Attorney General investigations of matters involving popular personal electronic devices.
- The American Association of Publishers and five publishing houses in responding to a Department of Justice antitrust investigation in connection with the proposed settlement of a copyright infringement action challenging Google’s plan to build a virtual library.
- A major video game company in a First Amendment challenge to a public authority’s content-based removal of outdoor advertising.
- A major music company in the defense of consumer fraud litigations, and government investigations by multiple state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission, arising out of the use of copy-protection software on music CDs.
- A wide range of clients, including the producers of a popular musical stage show and a PBS affiliate in entertainment, false advertising, copyright and trademark litigation and counseling matters; a leading cable television network in a dispute over rights to a popular reality show; clients in multiple industries, including fashion, beverage and pharmaceuticals, in trademark matters; and a national radio company in a trademark dispute over rights to a popular character on a morning drive show.
- A major Internet service provider in state attorney general investigations regarding online privacy, marketing and safety practices; clients in regular advice on Internet terms of service and privacy policies, online marketing practices and related matters.
- Publishers and broadcasters in defense of defamation and other publication tort cases; pre-publication review and counseling regarding defamation, copyright, trade secrets, government secrets and related issues; and a leading South American media company in counseling and litigation defense on a wide range of U.S. law matters.
- Exemplary representations in the area of financial services include:
A major financial services firm in the defense of litigations relating to auction rate securities.
- Investors and firms affected by the Madoff fraud in the ensuing litigations and other disputes.
- A major insurer in securities class action and derivative litigation over its participation in the market for CDOs and other mortgage-backed instruments.
- The founder of a prominent Internet company in class actions, derivative litigation and related matters concerning alleged backdating of stock options.
- Frequent counseling on litigation and employment issues for the firm’s private equity clients and their portfolio companies.
- Major financial services companies in litigation under the New York State Freedom of Information Law.
- University of Chicago Law School, 1991, J.D.
- Princeton University, 1984, A.B.
- New York
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