Areas of Focus
Jackie Siegel handles high-stakes intellectual property (IP) and commercial litigation involving clients’ most important brands and business assets. Her in-depth experience in both subject areas uniquely positions her to efficiently address IP-related disputes that arise out of mergers and acquisitions and contract obligations.
Retailers, investors, technology providers and marketing firms, from startups to some of the world’s largest technology and consumer products companies, value Jackie’s focus on protecting and enforcing their IP and contractual rights. Her IP work includes copyright and trademark infringement, violation of the right of publicity, and trade secret misappropriation. Jackie’s commercial litigation practice ranges from simple contract disputes to complex M&A-related litigations, representation and warranty insurance disputes, and indemnification claims. Jackie also has significant experience overseeing complex e-discovery programs.
When claims arise, Jackie guides clients through the dispute process with strategies aimed at achieving positive outcomes as quickly and painlessly as possible. If litigation is unavoidable, she works to narrow exposure while ensuring clients are prepared and comfortable throughout the process. She balances an aggressive, detail-oriented approach with practical advocacy rooted in her clients’ business objectives.
Before she joined Davis+Gilbert, Jackie practiced complex commercial and securities litigation as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Defended a global consumer goods company, along with its advertising agency and numerous major broadcasters, publishers, and streaming platforms, in a lawsuit concerning ownership of a recording of a major brand’s iconic jingle. Our motions to dismiss substantially narrowed the case, leading to the dismissal and withdrawal of the plaintiff’s trademark, right-of-publicity and unfair-competition claims. Settled the lawsuit on favorable terms after limiting potential copyright damages through a series of discovery rulings on “indirect profits” and filing meritorious motions for summary judgment and to amend our counterclaims to assert a fraud claim.
Obtained dismissal of an action against an adtech company specializing in technology that blocks malicious online advertising when a competitor sued for alleged trade secret misappropriation. Court granted our motion to dismiss in its entirety, protecting our client’s reputation and its most important asset, its technology.
Represented a manufacturing company in a suit to recover funds that a counterparty was wrongfully refusing to release from escrow following a corporate divestment. Obtained a prompt and favorable settlement that avoided protracted litigation and also set the tone for the parties’ future dealings.
Secured a judgment as a matter of law that exonerated a chief executive and his hedge fund management company from a consultant’s claim for an unwarranted finder’s fee. The federal court’s decision, which found that a jury’s verdict for the plaintiff had been unsupported by the evidence, resolved years of litigation and was affirmed on appeal.
Resolved copyright infringement and other intellectual property claims asserted by a graffiti artist against a global marketing and communications firm and its client in connection with the alleged unauthorized use of the artist’s mural in social media posts.
Defending investor in popular fast-casual vegan restaurant chain against contributory trademark infringement claims alleged by the chain’s founder.
Insights + Events
- Press Mention World Trademark Review | On the Move: Davis+Gilbert Announces 2020 Promotions
January 10, 2020
- Publication Intellectual Property Magazine | American Graffiti
September 19, 2019
- Alert Street Art, Copyright Infringement, and De Minimis Use
September 4, 2018
- Publication PR Week | Battling the Real ‘Fake News’
February 2, 2018
- Alert Battling the Real “Fake News”: FTC Reaches Multi-Million Dollar Settlement with Internet Marketers for False Celebrity Endorsements
November 30, 2017
- Alert When Is a “Firm Offer” Really Firm When Negotiating Talent Agreements? When the Term Sheet Says So
June 1, 2017
- New York University School of Law (J.D., 2010)
- Executive Editor, New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy
- Duke University (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2006)
- New York
- U.S. District CourtSouthern District of New York
- U.S. District CourtEastern District of New York
- U.S. Court of AppealsSecond Circuit
Member, Davis+Gilbert IT Committee
Member, Davis+Gilbert Women's Forum Committee
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, Associate Board, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts