Samantha Katze is a commercial and intellectual property litigator with experience in a broad range of complex commercial and intellectual property disputes.
As part of her commercial litigation practice, Samantha handles matters involving claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, breach of restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, defamation, and securities fraud, as well as trusts and estates issues. In addition, Samantha litigates direct and derivative claims involving disputes among business owners such as shareholders, LLC members and partners, and defends against class actions.
With respect to intellectual property, Samantha handles matters involving copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement, dilution, unfair competition and false advertising claims. In addition, she represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
Samantha has also litigated issues concerning the Communications Decency Act, the Stored Communications Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
She represents clients across a wide range of industries, including real estate, financial services, retail and consumer products, media, entertainment, healthcare and energy.
Samantha has represented clients in a variety of forums, including the New York state and federal courts; federal courts in California, New Jersey, Texas and Wisconsin; the TTAB; mediations; and arbitral proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce.