Lisa T. Simpson, a partner in the New York office, is a member of Orrick's Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups and currently serves on the firm's Management Committee. Her practice focuses on the representation of retail, entertainment, technology and pharmaceutical companies.
Lisa has handled a variety of matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts, ranging from matters involving copyright, trademark, trade name, false advertising, rights of publicity, libel and defamation; to product liability and consumer class action litigation; to domain name, contract and licensing disputes. Lisa served as trial counsel to Oracle in the recent Oracle v. Google jury trial regarding whether Google's use of the Java APIs in Android was fair use under the Copyright Act. She also served as counsel to DISH Networks, LLC in its copyright litigation with the broadcast networks over various features offered by DISH's Hopper DVR, including AutoHop and Sling, defeating three preliminary injunctions, obtaining favorable rulings on both AutoHop and Sling from the Ninth Circuit and obtaining a favorable summary judgment decision which considered Aereo as it relates to DISH's Sling feature. Lisa also served as counsel to Supap Kirtsaeng on his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, securing a 6-3 decision in Mr. Kirtsaeng's favor on the issue of copyright's first sale doctrine and its applicability to good manufactured abroad, and was on the trial team that secured a jury verdict for MGA Entertainment, Inc. in its copyright and trade secret dispute over the Bratz dolls.
Lisa has been recognized as a "Top 250 Women in IP" and has received recognition for her legal achievements from Benchmark, American Lawyer and Super Lawyers. Lisa currently serves as Partner-in-Charge, Firmwide Campus Recruiting and Hiring Partner for the New York Office. Lisa is also a member of the Professional Development Committee (PDC).