Fee-Shifting Effect of Choice-of-Law Clauses
Senior AssociateNew York
Igor Margulyan is a senior associate in Orrick's New York office and a member of the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. Igor focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on resolution of cross-border business disputes.
Igor has represented a variety of individual and institutional clients before state and federal courts as well as arbitration tribunals in matters involving breach of contract actions, licensing disputes and intellectual property matters. Having worked on many international matters, Igor has substantial experience in handling unique aspects of cross-border litigation, including advocating issues of foreign law, supervising cross-border discovery and addressing pendency of parallel foreign proceedings.
Igor has been a key member of a team that presently represents Russia's largest commercial bank in federal court proceedings arising out of a breach of contract action governed by Russian law, following a series of summary judgment victories that Igor and the Orrick team secured for the bank. In that case, Igor and the team also successfully argued for and obtained a prejudgment attachment of defendant's assets
Recently, Igor was the lead associate on a team that represented Canon Inc. and its affiliates in a patent licensing dispute with a non-practicing entity. In that case, Igor and the team secured multiple summary judgment victories for the client on various claims involving developing areas of contract and patent law, such as enforceability of "no-challenge" clauses in licensing agreements and validity of retroactive sublicenses.Igor is a native speaker of Russian.