Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that Jon Baumgarten, a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office, has been named one of the area's top copyright and trademark lawyers by Legal Times magazine.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Baumgarten has been one of the country's leading copyright practitioners, anchoring Proskauer's trial and appellate teams in a number of successful, precedent-setting intellectual property cases under the Copyright Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Amendments. In addition, he has argued major cases of copyright doctrine for the U.S. Copyright Office and been instrumental in a range of other matters.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Mr. Baumgarten served as general counsel of the U.S. Copyright Office and was instrumental in the creation and administrative implementation of the Copyright Act of 1976, which completely overhauled the U.S. Copyright Law and the agency's regulations and practices and in the United States' then emergent leadership in international copyright.
Jeffrey D. Neuburger, Robert E. Freeman and Kristen J. Mathews will join Proskauer Rose LLP as partners in the New York office.
Mr. Neuburger, Mr. Freeman and Ms. Mathews join Proskauer from Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP, where Mr. Neuburger was chair of the Technology, Media and Communications Department, Mr. Freeman was head of the Sports Practice, and Ms. Mathews was head of the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group. They will also be accompanied by two associates. All will be part of Proskauer's Technology Practice Group and its newly-formed Technology, Media & Communications Practice Group, which will be headed by Mr. Neuburger.