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John C. Thomure Jr. Joins Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.


Tuesday, October 08, 2013

John C. Thomure, Jr., who has relocated to New York from the Michael Best & Friedrich law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has joined Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.. John adds his experience to our Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Customs, International Cargo and Regulatory Compliance Groups. He is a general commercial litigator qualified to assist clients in almost any kind of business dispute. He has handled a variety of disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets, trademarks, non-competes, commercial agreements, fiduciary duties, shareholder disputes, U.S. Customs investigations, penalty, seizure and forfeiture proceedings.

John co-founded his former firm’s Non-Competition and Trade Secret Protection group and served as the co-head of the group for many years. He has extensive experience representing companies and groups of individuals when employees leave to start or join a competing business. John also assists clients in purchasing, selling and licensing trade secrets. Clients often ask John to advise them on policies and procedures to protect their confidential information from economic espionage and draft employment agreements for employees that include restrictive covenants. He has written and spoken extensively on protecting trade secrets and commercially valuable confidential information.

In addition to litigation, John represents start-ups and privately owned businesses in general corporate matters and serves as the outside general counsel of a logistics company advising management on corporate, regulatory and litigation matters.

Firm Honors

The Legal 500 United States recommended Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman as a Top Tier Firm in the field of Copyright. It also recommended us in the fields of Trademark litigation and Trademark counseling. Richard Dannay was listed individually in the “Leading Lawyers” list, and ten CLL lawyers were given editorial recommendations: Eric J. Shimanoff, Jonathan Z King, Richard Dannay, Richard S. Mandel, Tom Kjellberg,Lawrence W. Greene, Lynn S. Fruchter, Mary L. Kevlin, Midge Hyman and William M. Borchard.

Managing Intellectual Property magazine issued its first edition of “IP Stars” in June, 2013 based on its research involving over 1,000 interviews and surveys. CLL was listed in National Tier 1 for Copyright and in National Tier 2 for Trademark Prosecution and Trademark Contentious matters.

Super Lawyers, named 12 of our partners in their New York list for 2013: William M. Borchard, Baila H. Celedonia, Arlana S. Cohen, Richard Dannay, Lynn S. Fruchter, Morton David Goldberg, J. Christopher Jensen,Jonathan Z. King, Richard S. Mandel, Ronald W. Meister, Mark Montague and Anastasia Zhadina.

Best Lawyers in America, 2014 edition, named as a “Lawyer of the Year” our partners Morton David Goldberg for New York City Information Technology Law (and also listed for Copyright and Trademark Law and Intellectual Property Litigation) and Mary L. Kevlin for New York City Trademark Law (and also listed for Intellectual Property Litigation). Also named in the Best Lawyers list for 2014 were William M. Borchard (Copyright and Trademark Law), Baila H. Celedonia (Copyright and Trademark Law), Richard Dannay (Copyright Law and Intellectual Property Litigation), J. Christopher Jensen (Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation), Thomas Kjellberg (Copyright Law) and Ronald W. Meister (Commercial and Intellectual Property Litigation).



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