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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.

Business Litigation

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.

Concentrations

  • 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

主要执业方向

主要执业经验

  • Serve as co-counsel to Axon Enterprise, Inc. in trademark opposition proceedings relating to famous TASER® mark. 
  • Serve as co-counsel to Superior Traffic Services, LLC in District of Montana patent infringement/deceptive advertising litigation.
  • Served as lead counsel for U-Haul International in Southern District of California trademark infringement/unfair competition action against former business affiliate.°
  • Represented, as lead counsel, major network marketing company in, among other things:
    • Southern District of California trademark infringement litigation;
    • District of Delaware patent infringement litigation;
    • Ventura County, California, Superior Court trade secret/right of publicity litigation; and
    • Maricopa County, Arizona, Superior Court breach of confidentiality/non-solicitation litigation.°
  • Served as lead counsel for famous photographer in Pima County, Arizona, Superior Court litigation over gallery owner's possession and display of photographer's copyrighted work.°
  • Represented, as lead counsel, Canadian enterprise digital communications solutions provider in District of Arizona litigation against trademark infringer.
  • Served as lead counsel for global logistics provider pursuing trademark infringement and related claims against infringers in the Southern District of Florida, Southern District of Texas, and Eastern District of California.°
  • Served as lead counsel for international air conditioning technology company in trademark infringement litigation in Eastern District of California and District of Arizona.°
  • Brought in to serve as trial counsel for healthcare staffing and education company defending District of Arizona action asserting claims of intellectual property infringement among other things.   
  • Served as lead counsel for publicly traded water utility pursuing breach of confidentiality and related claims, including preliminary injunctive relief proceedings, against CRM vendor in Maricopa County Superior Court.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Halaby prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

荣誉和领导力

  • Listed, AZ Business Magazine, Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, 2020-2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-2021
    • Listed, Top 50 in Arizona, 2016-2020
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Copyright Law, and Commercial Litigation, 2013-2022
    • Listed, “Lawyer of the Year,” Litigation - Patent, Phoenix, 2022
  • Valley Leadership, Class XXV
  • Board Member, Herberger Theater Center, 2018-2021
  • Advisory Board Member, Genesis Program, Inc., 2008-Present
  • Member, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 2016-2018
    • Vestry, 2015-2018
    • Junior Warden, 2016
  • Board Member, Law School Alumni Board of Governors, University of Kansas, 2009-2016
  • Commissioner and Coach, Saint Francis Xavier Athletic Association, 2013-2016
  • Co-Chair, Tiger Dads Club, All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, 2012-2015
  • Member, Board of Directors, Phoenix Public Library Foundation, 2011-2014
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Science and Engineering Fair, 2003-2005
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Maricopa County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2005
    • State Bar of Arizona Top Pro Bono Attorney
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona, 1996-Present
    • Member, Ethics Advisory Group, 2019-Present
    • Member, Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct, 2011-2017
    • Member, Conflict Case Committee, 2005-2014 (Chair, 2011-2014)
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1996-Present
    • Member, Section of Intellectual Property Law
      • Member, Patent Litigation Committee, 2014-Present
        • Co-Chair, Section 101 Subcommittee
        • Past Co-Chair, Willfulness Subcommittee
        • Past Co-Chair, Patent Exhaustion Subcommittee
      • Editor, Landslide Magazine, 2010-2016
    • Member, Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Member, Supreme Court of Arizona
    • Member, Task Force on Lawyer Ethics, Professionalism, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, 2016-2017
    • Member, Independent Bar Counsel Attorney Panel, 2014-2016
  • Member, Law360 Legal Ethics Editorial Board, 2017, 2021

资历

教育
  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1996
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, Kansas Law Review
  • M.S., Environmental Health Engineering, University of Kansas, 1992
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, 1990
获准执业地区
  • Arizona
  • 加利福尼亚州
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • 加利福尼亚北区美国联邦地区法院
  • 加利福尼亚南区美国联邦地区法院
  • 加利福尼亚东区美国联邦地区法院
  • 加利福尼亚中区美国联邦地区法院
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Arizona Supreme Court
  • 美国联邦第九巡回上诉法院
  • 美国联邦巡回区上诉法院
  • 美国专利商标局