With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie LLP represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth—from startups to FORTUNE 500 corporations. Perkins Coie’s litigators have extensive experience in state and federal jurisdictions and at every appellate level including the U.S. Supreme Court. The group includes 17 Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers. It has a well-deserved reputation for business-minded and client-centric approaches to litigation. Whether the objective is immediate injunctive relief, timely resolution of a business dispute, private arbitration, or victory at trial, the client’s objective drives our strategy. Litigators counsel clients in a range of areas, from antitrust and unfair competition, to privacy, patent litigation, product liability, class action defense, insurance, securities, white collar and more.
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Its lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.
Moses & Singer has a reputation for cutting edge, hands-on representation, integrity and the highest quality legal work, established over the many years since the firm was founded by Henry Moses and Henry Singer in 1919, to serve both Public National Bank and their private clients. The firm has played a central role in landmark cases and major transactions ever since, and is known for skill, creativity and aggressiveness, in representing banks, institutions and corporations, closely held businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, individuals and families, in a wide range of industries, transactions, disputes and counseling. Moses & Singer is known for providing direct, “hands on” attention of its partners to client matters. The attention of recognized practitioners—partners in the firm, with the experience and knowledge to provide cost effective, result-oriented representation — can mean aggressive, focused problem solving and legal representation.
Founded in 1928, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a dynamic law firm providing a full range of legal services to businesses and private clients around the world. From offices in New York City; Newark, New Jersey and Istanbul, Turkey, Herrick maintains robust corporate, litigation and real estate capabilities, with significant depth in areas such as art law, sports law, bankruptcy, tax, personal planning and government relations. Herrick clients benefit from pragmatic, top-tier legal service, delivered by lawyers with a fierce determination for helping clients address their most critical challenges.
Susan Foster is a partner in Perkins Coie’s Litigation practice and the Firm-wide Chair of the Firm’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition practice. She routinely litigates employment trade secret and restrictive covenant cases and was lead counsel on notable employment related trade secret cases such as Walmart v Amazon and Move v. Zillow. Her antitrust and litigation practice includes United States and foreign merger challenges, Section 1 and 2 monopolization cases, Robinson Patman matters and a range of intellectual property matters. She also provides antitrust counseling to a variety of high-technology, manufacturing and retail clients.
David C. Kully is an antitrust partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Holland & Knight LLP. Mr. Kully joined Holland & Knight in September 2016 after an 18-year career with the Antitrust Division of U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as Chief of a unit of 25 attorneys responsible for evaluating antitrust compliance issues, litigating antitrust enforcement actions, and shaping competition policy in a wide variety of industries, including payments, music, live entertainment, movies, publishing, newspapers, television, radio, sports and real estate. During his time with the DOJ, Mr. Kully served in central roles on many of the Antitrust Division's most significant and successful matters. Before joining the DOJ, Mr. Kully was in private practice at the Washington, D.C., office of a large international law firm and, from there, served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee’s special investigation into campaign finance irregularities that arose during the 1996 federal election cycle.
Abraham Y. (Avi) Skoff is Co-Chair of Moses & Singer's Litigation practice and has over twenty-five years’ experience in practicing law, including involvement in a number of major, newsworthy cases. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York, and has litigated cases in courts throughout the country. Avi focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. He is an experienced trial lawyer and has significant experience in an unusually broad range of practice areas, including unfair competition, restrictive covenants and trade secrets. Avi has represented parties before the Judicial Panel on Multi- District Litigation and coordinated the defense of nationwide class action claims. He recently obtained key injunctive relief under the newly enacted Defense of Trade Secrets Acts. He is admitted in New York and New Jersey and has a national practice. Avi is rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in New York Super Lawyers® since 2006.
Carol Goodman is a partner of the firm, and the co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department.
Carol focuses on complex commercial litigation and employment law for public and private companies, domestic and international financial institutions and real estate companies. Carol has consistently been rated by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers (2013-2017), and by Martindale-Hubbell, which rates her AV preeminent – their highest level of professional excellence.
Carol advises public and private companies, including domestic and international banks, financial institutions and broker-dealers in all aspects of complex commercial disputes. Her experience includes employment and securities claims involving trade secrets, compensation, bonuses and commissions, stock options, restrictive covenants and employee raiding cases.
Carol also represents employers and senior executives in all aspects of employment law, including executive compensation, restrictive covenants and separation packages. On the preventative side, she helps clients manage risk by advising on hirings, firings and workforce restructurings, severance agreements, exit incentive plans, FLSA, and matters involving FMLA and disability leaves. She also has vast experience creating training programs, employment policies, procedures and programs aimed at reducing the risk of litigation.
When litigation is necessary, Carol represents clients in the full range of employment concerns, including the validity of restrictive covenants, and allegations of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment and discrimination. She regularly litigates before federal and state courts, arbitration venues, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).