Jessica Falk is a senior associate in the Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property & Media practice groups in Weil’s New York office. In addition to complex commercial litigation matters involving breach of contract and fraud allegations, among others.
Ms. Falk also focuses her practice on intellectual property counseling and litigation, including copyright, trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters, as well as privacy and publicity issues. Her industry experience includes media and entertainment, technology, fashion, investment services, publishing and energy services.
Recently, Ms. Falk served as trial counsel on behalf of Nuance Communications, Inc. in obtaining a $6.5 million judgment for breach of contract for failure to pay annual minimum revenue commitments, defeating a counterclaim that the breach was purportedly justified.
Ms. Falk was also a member of a trial team that secured a complete victory for a major energy corporation on fraud and breach of contract claims seeking $1 billion in damages arising from the construction of a clean coal energy plant.
Ms. Falk also served on the team that represented Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. (HMH) in an arbitration arising out of the sale of its college textbook business whereby the arbitrator ruled entirely in HMH’s favor.
Ms. Falk has also played leading roles on Weil teams that have successfully represented clients in high-profile and landmark intellectual property cases, including obtaining a number of victories in multiple jurisdictions for The Walt Disney Company and Marvel Comics in significant copyright ownership cases involving iconic Marvel characters such as The Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor.
Ms. Falk is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
She has appeared as a panelist for the American Bar Association’s Consumer Protection Update, the New York State Bar Association’s Bridging the Gap: Intellectual Property in the Digital Age program, and the Wall Street Exchange’s panel on Powerful Networking and Social Media Tools.
She co-authored the State Bar of Texas Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Course from 2010-2013, and is the author of Unwinding the Deals that Fell Victim to the Credit Crunch, 27 Ann. Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 261 (2008).
- Boston University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2006)
- Boston University Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
- Eastern District New York
- New York State
- Southern District New York
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