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Andrew Berger

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

New York, NY, USA

Andrew Berger uses his breadth of experience and creativity to assist his clients to monetize their intellectual property through licensing, joint ventures, sales and related transactions. Andrew also litigates on behalf of those clients to protect their intellectual property from infringement. Many of the cases he has handled successfully are at the cutting edge of the Internet and new technologies.

Further, Andrew has litigated complex commercial matters, including on behalf of the Government of Ecuador, the Women's Professional Tennis Association and a Channel Islands investment company based in Southern Spain.

He graduated from Cornell University and Cornell Law School and is the past president of the Cornell Law Association, the alumni body representing the more than 9,000 graduates of that school.

Andrew currently holds leadership positions in national bar and copyright organizations serving as co-chair of the Copyright Subcommittee of the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of the ABA’s Litigation Section and as trustee and a member of the executive committee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. In 2011 Andrew won the award for the most outstanding subcommittee chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee and also won the Outstanding Service Award from the Copyright Society.

Andrew has lectured on copyright and trademark issues at Cornell Law School, John Marshall Law School in Chicago and at the New School in N.Y. He also taught trial practice at Hofstra Law School for 15 years. He recently became a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, is included in Fortune’s  2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Intellectual Property Law, in the 2012 legal elite list published in Avenue Magazine, in the American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel's 2012 top ranked intellectual property attorney listing, and in New York Super Lawyers for 2012.
He frequently writes and speaks about intellectual property topics before bar and industry groups, including the Copyright Society, the PLI  Advanced Program on Copyright Law, the Cornell Entrepreneur Network  and the American Conference Institute. He is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the National Law Journal about IP issues. Andrew writes an IP blog called IP In Brief  commenting on trends and transformation in copyright and trademark which is at www.ipinbrief.com. He is also an avid Twitter user; his handle is @IPInBrief.
Over twenty-five years ago Andrew founded the Litigators Club, a group of about twenty lawyers that meets with judges to discuss matters of common concern regarding litigation in the federal and state courts. The judges from the Second Circuit who have been guests of the Litigators Club include Judges Leval, Livingston and Katzmann and Justice Sotomayor, before she joined the Supreme Court. The state court judges who have been guests of the Litigators Club include Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals.

Andrew lives in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn with his wife, a federal prosecutor, and a hyper-active Border Collie named Buster.


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