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Greenberg Traurig Expands the Los Angeles Office with Intellectual Property Attorney Joseph Geisman

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Santa Monica, CA -- The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced today that Joseph Geisman has joined its Intellectual Property and Technology Practice as of counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Geisman served as intellectual property counsel at the Motion Picture Associations of America, Inc. (MPAA) for the past three and a half years.

Geisman’s practice focuses on copyright, trademark, right of publicity, entertainment, media, technology, Internet and First Amendment matters, including related litigation. He also counsels clients on the development, protection and prosecution of intellectual property rights, prosecutes trademark applications and manages intellectual property portfolios.

“Joe’s copyright and trademark experience, coupled with his recent position as a former in-house counsel, make him a great addition to our firm,“ said Jeff Scott, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office. “His practice complements our firm’s media and entertainment transactional and litigation groups, as well as our trademark and brand management team.”

Geisman holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he graduated order of the coif, and a B.A., cum laude, from UCLA.

With more than 200 full-time intellectual property attorneys and agents, Greenberg Traurig provides full-service patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. The firm’s Intellectual Property Practice has been ranked by IPLaw 360 and IP Law & Business as the most frequently hired trademark and patent practices for prosecution and litigation. Our trademarks and brand management team has been ranked No. 1 by CSC Trademark Insider for six consecutive years, and has received the National Law Firm Award for the past two years.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2009 NLJ 250. In the U.K., the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Studio Santa Maria in Milan and Rome and W’Law Weber Wicki Partners Ltd. in Zürich. The firm was Chambers and Partners' USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards. For additional information, please visit

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