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Lisa T. Simpson

Lisa T. Simpson

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

New York, NY, USA

Orrick Partner Lisa T. Simpson represents retail, entertainment, technology and pharmaceutical companies in intellectual property matters, focusing on copyright, trademark, false advertising, right of publicity and licensing disputes.

Representative Engagements

Oracle America, Inc.  Lisa represented Oracle in its recent copyright fair use jury trial against Google over the use of Oracle's Java source code in Google's Android operating system.

Coorstek Medical LLC.  Lisa served as trial counsel, securing judgment in favor of Coorstek, in this trial concerning trade dress rights in the color pink for ceramic hip ball replacements.

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Lisa obtained a victory in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Petitioner Kirtsaeng concerning the application of the Copyright Act's first sale doctrine to foreign-manufactured goods.

DISH Network, LLC.  Lisa represented DISH in its highly publicized copyright and breach of contract disputes with FOX, NBC, ABC and CBS in NY and California concerning DISH's Hopper DVR. She defeated Fox’s and ABC’s three separate motions for a preliminary injunction on DISH's PrimeTime Anytime, AutoHop and Sling features. Lisa and the DISH team also defeated Fox’s two separate appeals in the Ninth Circuit and obtained a favorable summary judgment decision which considered Aereo as it relates to DISH’s Sling feature.

MGA Entertainment, Inc. Lisa represented MGA in its Ninth Circuit appeal regarding its copyright and trade secret dispute with Mattel over the Bratz dolls, obtaining a complete reversal of the District Court's order in MGA's favor. On retrial to a California District jury, Lisa and the team obtained a complete victory for MGA. The jury held that MGA owned the Bratz dolls and Mattel was liable to MGA for $309m on its counterclaims.


  • IP Department of the Year 2016, American Lawyer
  • IP Group of the Year, Law360, 2014, 2016
  • "Top 250 Women in IP," Managing Intellectual Property, 2014
  • "Future Star," Benchmark Litigation,2015-2016
  • List of Top Women Attorneys in the NY Metro Area, New York Times Magazine, 2012-2016
  • "IP Star," Managing Intellectual Property, 2014
  • U.S. Copyright Firm of the Year 2014, Managing Intellectual Property
  • Named as New York Super Lawyer - Metro, 2012-2016
  • Editor, Duke Journal of Law & Contemporary Problems
  • Member, Moot Court Board, Duke Law School



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