Andrew F. Halaby is a seasoned trial lawyer and trusted business advisor who helps local, national, and international clients develop creative, practical, and incisive strategies to tackle their toughest challenges. With 25 years’ experience practicing intellectual property and technology litigation primarily in Phoenix and Southern California, Andy has served as lead counsel in dozens of IP matters, including patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, cyberpiracy, copyright infringement, and deceptive advertising cases, as well as disputes involving, among other things, computer fraud and abuse, data security, data integration, search engine optimization, software development, software licensing, software conversion, and life sciences. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants, in matters ranging from six to nine figures of liability exposure, involving a wide range of products and services. A former professional engineer, Andy also is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Alternative Business Structures, Professional Responsibility, and Lawyering
In addition to his IP litigation practice, Andy advises lawyers and law firms, professional service providers, and entrepreneurs on issues and opportunities arising from Arizona’s new Alternative Business Structure (ABS) rule and regulatory amendments. Andy also advises clients including inside counsel, outside counsel and law firms on professional responsibility and related matters, including discipline defense, disqualification, and lawyer liability matters. Having served on the Arizona Supreme Court's Task Force on Lawyer Ethics, Professionalism, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law and chaired the State Bar of Arizona's Conflict Case Committee as part of his career-long commitment to community service, Andy now serves as a member of the State Bar of Arizona's Ethics Advisory Group, where he fields ethics hotline calls from lawyers from across the state.
Andy also advises public and private clients in connection with a wide variety of business disputes including those which involve breach of contract, business tort, “business divorce,” antitrust, derivative action, class action, securities, lender liability, ERISA, False Claims Act, corporate governance, commercial real estate, trust and estate, corporate defalcation, defamation, insurance coverage, life insurance and annuity, and other complex disputes. He is experienced in virtually all phases of the civil litigation process, from temporary restraining order and preliminary injunctive relief to post-trial enforcement proceedings.
- Intellectual property litigation
- Patent litigation
- First Amendment
- Trade secrets litigation
- Trademark and unfair competition litigation
- Copyright litigation
- Deceptive advertising litigation
- Commercial litigation
- Emerging business
- Professional licensure
- Professional responsibility and law of lawyering
- Alternative business structures
- Insurance and licensure
- Antitrust litigation & competition regulation
- General business disputes