Why are we the right choice? Simple. We are efficient, innovative, and dedicated to redefining top-tier representation without the overhead. We listen, focus, and create a litigation strategy designed to maximize efficiency, minimize costs, eliminate budget surprises, and deliver results.
The effectiveness of our firm begins with the skills, knowledge, and judgment of our exceptional attorneys. We have deep litigation and trial backgrounds, with more than forty years combined experience handling complex, high-stakes cases for our clients in federal and state courts across the country. Our attorneys also have a broad range of subject matter experience spanning trade secret, employment, false advertising, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, patent, class actions, and complex commercial litigation.
Focused On Results - Not Just The Litigation Process
Our attorneys are in court and arguing before judges and juries on a regular basis. We thrive in the courtroom and think on our feet. We do not approach discovery as a billing exercise. From the very inception of a case, we work to build the story that will be presented in front of a judge or jury, and every step we take in litigation is designed with that end-game at the forefront. This focused approach promotes earlier case resolution and better results for our clients.
Our Attorneys Have Represented The World's Premier Clients
Our attorneys have provided exceptional service to startups, individuals, and many of the world's best known companies, including IBM, Sony, MediaTek, Intuit, SerialTek, Intuitive Surgical, NBTY, Inc., Creative Mobile Technologies, National Semiconductor, Marvell Semiconductor, Shell Oil, Palm, Warnaco, Spring, Impax Laboratories, KV Pharmaceuticals, Charles Schwab, MBIA, and Bank of the West. See what our clients have to say about us.
In-house counsel know that electronic discovery is the biggest sink for time, money, and resources. We have designed and implemented complex litigation hold and review policies for Fortune 500 companies, and we have successfully and efficiently managed massive document collection and review projects for a wide variety of clients. We have worked closely with all of the major e-discovery vendors and we have substantial in-house capabilities for managing electronic documents in a far more efficient manner than a typical large firm. Our technical expertise allows us to design a unique e-discovery protocol at the inception of a case in order to minimize costs and focus on the key evidence that will be required for trial
Our offices are not littered with stacks of boxes and documents. We use custom-designed software and other innovative technology to run a virtually paperless firm. We can locate key documents, testimony, exhibits, and hidden evidence with great efficiency. This results not only in lower bills for our clients, but greater effectiveness at depositions, in court, and in trial.
Innovative Fee Structures
Litigation is notoriously unpredictable and expensive. But it doesn't have to be. Our goal is to provide you with billing options that allow you to predict and control your costs while creating incentives for efficiency. Many firms today pay lip service to alternative billing, but few have embraced it. We cannot promise a perfect billing solution for every situation. But we can offer great flexibility in tailoring our approach to your situation. For example, in addition to routine hourly rates, we have offered our clients:
- Flat fees
- Monthly retainers
- Blended rates
- Contingency fees
- Discount plus success bonus
Our team is well-practiced at handling intellectual property disputes.
Our attorneys have considerable experience in the area of trade secrets, having regularly defended and/or pursued companies and individuals accused of misappropriating confidential and proprietary information.
Trade-secret cases are highly fact specific and our team quickly immerses itself in the technology and business at issue to formulate the best defense to misappropriation claims. Successful trade-secret litigation also requires a keen understanding of the rapid-fire procedural rules that apply in such cases. We regularly respond to emergency motions for Temporary Restraining Orders on behalf of defendants who may have only hours to defend against a filing that threatens to shut down or severely impair the client's business. Our team's deep experience in this field allows us to respond effectively on such a short timetable.
We focus our trade-secret practice on three key areas: (1) Defense and Prosecution of Misappropriation Claims; (2) Information Security and Data Protection; and (3) E-Discovery and electronic evidence. With our comprehensive knowledge of this unique practice area, we manage cases far more efficiently than other firms not experienced in this difficult type of litigation. This translates to lower bills, faster time-to-trial, and better results for our clients.
Our team has technical degrees and industry experience in computer science and aerospace engineering. We have a passion for technology and we pride ourselves on being fast learners as well as excellent teachers. Our attorneys are also seasoned at trying cases in the major patent fora, including the federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Court of Federal Claims. Our passion for technology paired with our extensive trial experience allows to us achieve better results for our clients.
Copyright & Trademark Litigation
Copyrights and Trademarks are intellectual property rights that can be bought, sold, or misappropriated by others, and a complex set of regulations and case law govern this field of litigation. Our attorneys have significant experience protecting the copyrights and trademarks of their clients in federal district courts throughout the United States. We have successfully defended against copyright claims and have defeated attempts to enjoin our clients from using competitors' alleged trademarks.
The lawyers at Singer Cashman LLP have extensive experience litigating a variety of complex commercial cases with outstanding results for both plaintiffs and defendants. Our approach to commercial disputes is both aggressive and innovative, always keeping the client's goals in mind while we pursue the most efficient and effective strategies for success in each case.
We have represented clients in disputes with competitors, vendors, customers, shareholders and business partners. We have experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in cases alleging breach of contract and warranty, fraud, false advertising, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, interference with economic relationships, trade libel and more. Our attorneys have experience litigating commercial disputes in federal and state courts in California, New York, and Massachusetts.
The attorneys at Singer Cashman LLP have extensive experience litigating claims involving non-compete agreements, trade-secret misappropriation, sexual and racial harassment, sex and disability discrimination, whistle-blower retaliation, and wage and hour claims on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We are well versed in navigating the complex regulatory structure that governs the employer/employee relationship, particularly when it comes to the nuances of litigating such claims in California.
Our most active field of employment litigation centers on the enforcement (and invalidation) of non-compete agreements. In California, unlike most other jurisdictions, non-compete agreements are void as a matter of public policy. While this generally provides certainty for in-state employees, complicated issues arise when California-based employers seek to hire employees from other states, or seek to employ employees in other states. Our firm has obtained extraordinary results where California law was applied to prohibit the enforcement of non-compete agreements outside the state of California, even for employees who reside out-of-state.
We offer advice and counseling on any aspect of the employer-employee relationship, including hiring practices, personnel policies, compensation issues and layoffs and terminations. We are familiar with the many employment laws, including the California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the California Family Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FSLA”), the Public Records Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”), and many others.
Our attorneys have handled employment cases involving both state and federal law. They have represented employment clients in court and before government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”), the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.
Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC sought out new counsel to take over a breach of contract/fraud lawsuit that our previous counsel had been unable to settle. We were referred to Benjamin Singer. Within a few months, Ben helped us to secure a settlement that exceeded our expectations. While we often use much larger firms, we were impressed with Ben’s focused commitment to us and to our case. He understood that we needed not only to win, but to win in a way that worked for our business.
Ben provided value far beyond what I expected from a lawyer with no prior exposure to our business. After one meeting and a few follow-up calls, Ben was an expert in both our technology and core business plan. He understood the nuances because he approached my problems like they were his own.
Ben and his firm jumped into a complex and urgent situation on our company's behalf. He quickly got up the curve in the subject matter at hand and created strategic information and conclusions that were instrumental in our go-forward plan. The moment we run into an IP situation next time around, Ben will be the first call.
I've worked with Ben in private practice and as in-house counsel. He is very smart, organized, and self motivated. Because he is excellent at running cases from start to finish, I trust him. That makes my job easier and that's priceless.