Randi W. Singer
is a litigation partner in the New York office. Ms. Singer's practice focuses on copyright and Lanham Act false advertising and trademark litigation, as well as privacy, social media, music licensing, First Amendment, right of publicity and other intellectual property issues.
In addition to complex commercial litigation matters and bankruptcy proceedings, Ms. Singer has successfully represented and counseled clients on a wide variety of copyright, advertising, trademark and state unfair trade practices issues involving a broad spectrum of consumer products and services such as over-the-counter drugs, razors, toothpaste, paint, financial services, food, cosmetics, luxury goods and consumer electronics. She has achieved significant litigation victories for clients, including declaratory judgment for The Walt Disney Company and Marvel Comics in a copyright ownership case involving numerous iconic Marvel characters, a high-profile win for eBay following a bench trial involving allegations of trademark infringement, a complete defense verdict for Procter & Gamble after a three-week jury trial involving claims of false advertising, and summary judgment for GlaxoSmithKline in a suit alleging trademark, false advertising and trade secret violations. Ms. Singer's extensive litigation experience ranges from motion practice to bench and jury trials, with a particular expertise in preliminary injunction proceedings. She has been recognized in The Legal 500, Chambers USA, and Benchmark Litigation.
Ms. Singer has taught Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law as an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law. Her speaking engagements include panels and discussions concerning copyright, advertising and other intellectual property issues for various organizations such as the Copyright Society, the National Advertising Division, the Practising Law Institute, the American Conference Institute and the New York State Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property. Other professional affiliations include the International Trademark Association (INTA), the New York State Bar Association, the Private Advertising Litigation subcommittee of the ABA, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she served four years as Secretary of the Consumer Affairs Committee.
She is the New York head of Women@Weil
, Weil's women's affinity group, the winner of Weil's first-ever mentoring award, and was inducted into the YWCA's Academy of Women Leaders. Her pro bono efforts include successes for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and Sanctuary for Families, as well as extensive legal support and counseling concerning ambush marketing for NYC2012, New York City's bid for the 2012 Olympics.
Ms. Singer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. After receiving her JD from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Ms. Singer clerked for the Honorable Richard Owen, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York.