Randi W. Singer

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Randi W. Singer

Randi W. Singer

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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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, precedent-setting 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 encompasses all phases of litigation, from motion practice to bench and jury trials, with a particular expertise in preliminary injunction proceedings. Ms. Singer has been repeatedly recognized in the Legal 500, Chambers USA, and Benchmark Litigation, and selected as a New York Super Lawyer. She also has been named a "Rising Star" in Media and Entertainment by Law360.

Ms. Singer has taught Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law as an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law. She is a popular speaker whose speaking engagements include panels and discussions concerning copyright, advertising and other intellectual property issues for 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.

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JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

Graduate, magna cum laude

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Career History
Partner
Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Adjunct Professor, Trademarks & Unfair Competition Law
Prior

Celebrating over 80 years of excellence in legal education, St. John’s School of Law has produced lawyers who have distinguished themselves in practice, government, and the judiciary. Among our graduates are former New York governors Mario M. Cuomo and Hugh L. Carey, former Court of Appeals Judges Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Theodore T. Jones, and the School’s former Dean and former Court of Appeals Judge Joseph W. Bellacosa. The law school plays a prominent role in the New York City legal community, imbuing all that it does with the University’s Vincentian tradition.

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United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (in case citations, S.D.N.Y.) is a federal district court. Appeals from the Southern District of New York are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit). The Southern District is one of the most influential and active federal district courts in the United States, largely because of its jurisdiction over New York's major financial centers.

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Secretary, Consumer Affairs Committee
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The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Apergy Corp. purchases Nalco Co. /Upstream Energy Business from Ecolab, Inc.

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HarbourVest Partners LLC, Knowlton Development Corp., Inc., Cornell Capital LLC (Private Equity) purchase Zobele Holding SpA from DH Private Equity Partners LLP

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First Eagle Investment Management LLC, First Eagle Holdings, Inc. purchase First Eagle Alternative Credit LLC from THLP Debt Partners LP

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YWCA - Academy of Women Leaders
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