Wiley Rein LLP is pleased to announce the addition of veteran trademark lawyer Alan S. Cooper as of counsel in its Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Cooper specializes in trademark, unfair competition law, trademark anti-counterfeiting enforcement and related litigation. Mr. Cooper has more than 25 years of experience representing owners of commercially important marks, including Lexus, Brinks, Toyota, AutoZone, Toshiba, Nike, Goodyear and Godiva.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Cooper has acted as lead counsel in numerous trademark infringement, trademark dilution, trade dress infringement and false advertising actions in federal courts across the country and in inter partes registration proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He also has successfully prosecuted more than 30 civil actions involving the seizure of counterfeit products in diverse commercial areas. His work in this arena further expands the scope of Wiley Rein's growing Trademark Practice.
Wiley Rein Insurance partner Kimberly M. Melvin has been named a "Rising Star" by Law360, her "shining reputation in the field" making her one of "five insurance lawyers under 40 to watch." The accolade recognizes Ms. Melvin's "unique expertise at the nexus of insurance and bankruptcy law" and experience leading "some of the world's biggest insurers through complex professional liability coverage battles."
Ms. Melvin also holds a leadership role in the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, serving as co-chair of the Committee's Bankruptcy & Insolvency Subcommittee and its Professional Liability Subcommittee.
For their demonstrated "ability to work across continents," the 2011 edition of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business has included the firm's International Trade and Privacy Practices in its worldwide rankings.
Several individual attorneys are singled out by Chambers Global as leading lawyers. Privacy Practice chair Kirk J. Nahra is named a Leading Privacy & Data Security Lawyer and is "highly recommended for his great knowledge, fast turnaround and pragmatic approach." John B. Reynolds, III is commended in the privacy law arena for his "ability to command respect, knowledge and practical advice." Mr. Reynolds also is named an "experienced and very highly regarded CFIUS expert" and is recognized as a Leading Lawyer for his work in the areas of Export Controls & Economic Sanctions.
International Trade Practice chair Alan H. Price is named a Leading Lawyer in the area of Trade Remedies & Trade Policy for his handling of litigation and anti-dumping and countervailing duty matters. Charles Owen Verrill, Jr., who serves as chairman emeritus of the group is named a Senior Statesman in the same field.