Steve Bennett’s practice at Jones Day focuses on domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, including cases involving bankruptcy, construction, corporate, energy, insurance, intellectual property, privacy and data security, and other disputes.
Steve is chair of the Firm’s e-Discovery Committee and an active member of the Firm’s construction practice team. He co-founded the Sedona Conference Working Group on International E-Discovery. He teaches a course on conflicts of law at Hofstra Law School and co-teaches a course on advanced civil procedure (e-discovery) at New York Law School. He is a qualified arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the CPR Institute. Steve serves as hearing officer pursuant to the consent decree in the Civil RICO case of United States v. Local 14-14B, IUOE (E.D.N.Y.) and served two terms as election officer in the case of United States v. District Council of Carpenters (S.D.N.Y.). He taught arbitration law at Brooklyn Law School for nine years.
Steve regularly speaks to a wide array of groups for CLE and other purposes. He has written more than 150 articles on a variety of topics. His book, Arbitration: Essential Concepts (ALM) was published in 2002. His book, A Privacy Primer for Corporate Counsel (Aspatore/West) was published in 2009.
Steve writes a continuing column, “Arbitration,” with Professor Samuel Estreicher, which has appeared in the New York Law Journal since 2004, and his column, “Computer Law,” has appeared in the New York State Bar Association Journal since 2009. He blogs occasionally in the “Thinkernet” series at InternetEvolution.com and at NLJ.com.
JD, University of Southern California Law School, 1987
BS, University of Southern California, 1984Areas of Expertise
Perry J. Viscounty is a partner of Latham & Watkins and co-chair of the firm’s global Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Practice. He is the former chair of the Litigation Department in Orange County and the former chair of the firm’s global Marketing Strategy Committee. Mr. Viscounty was recognized as a leading intellectual property attorney in the 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Chambers US legal guides. In 2009, Chambers cited him as “envied by peers as an exceptional trademark lawyer with a huge practice.” Most recently, Chambers US recognized him in the top tier rankings for Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets in their 2010 guide. He was also recognized in the 2007-2010 US Legal 500 guide for his patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets litigation work and in 2009 was viewed by his clients as “offering the best legal advice.” He has been cited in the Euromoney Institutional Investor Benchmark: Litigation guide for 2008-2010. In 2008, one CEO referred to the courtroom performance of a team led by partner Perry Viscounty in a five-week jury trial as “spectacular,” commenting that he has “taken a complex situation and [has] been extremely aggressive, hard working, diligent and completely dedicated to the task, and [has] given us valuable perspective and advice.”
Mr. Viscounty was also cited as a leading attorney in the 2007 US Legal 500 Litigation guide and named to the 2007 BTI Client Service All Star Team. He was named among the top IP Litigation Attorneys in California by Chambers US in 2006 and 2010, and one of the Top 30 Intellectual Property Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in 2005.
In his practice, Mr. Viscounty handles intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and licensing disputes. In addition, Mr. Viscounty advises clients on intellectual property and Internet related issues as well as domestic and international trademark prosecution.
Scott Pink concentrates in advising technology, media, entertainment, and a variety of consumer product and franchise companies on intellectual property protection and litigation, advertising and promotional issues, gift cards, sweepstakes, contests and loyalty programs, trademark and copyright protection, commercial and technology transactions, e-commerce, social media and Internet law, and privacy and security issues. He serves as the lead outside advertising and marketing counsel to several well-known brands.
Mr. Pink has served as chair of local, state and national intellectual property organizations, including the San Francisco and Sacramento Bar’s Intellectual Property Sections, the California State Bar’s Intellectual Property Section, the American Corporate Counsel Association’s national Intellectual Property Committee and the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Task Force. He has spoken to many organizations on the subject of marketing and promotions, intellectual property law, privacy and security, Internet law and strategic alliances. He has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer by San Francisco and Law & Politics magazines and listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his intellectual property practice.
Prior to joining DLA Piper LLP (US), Mr. Pink was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Prima Communications, an international media and publishing company, and a partner with a major San Francisco law firm.
Mr. Pink is currently the Pro Bono Coordinator for the firm’s Sacramento office.