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Experienced IP Litigator, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Lawyer Gabriel Ramsey Joins Crowell & Moring

New San Francisco-based partner will focus on technology litigation involving IP, cyber

San Francisco – November 13, 2017: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Gabriel Ramsey as a partner in the firm's Litigation and Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice groups in San Francisco. Ramsey is a leading California trial lawyer who brings more than 17 years of experience handling complex technology litigation, with a particular focus on intellectual property and cybersecurity. He advises clients on investigations and litigation concerning cybercrime, as well as enforcement matters involving patents, trade secrets, fraud, and other commercial disputes.

Ramsey has extensive experience handling high-tech and entertainment-related matters involving copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patent law. A notable aspect of Ramsey’s practice includes representing Microsoft and other leading companies in investigations and civil litigation involving cybercrime, data breaches, trade secret misappropriation, and brand violations. He also handles licensing matters, open-source licensing disputes, and general commercial disputes. He has significant experience in matters concerning computer software, hardware, Internet and networking technologies, video games, cloud computing, new media, and entertainment content. He has represented major technology and entertainment companies, including Facebook, EMC Corp., NVIDIA Corp., NCSoft, Fox Entertainment Group, and The Walt Disney Company.

“Gabe is well known among technology companies for litigating matters of great consequence across a range of IP and licensing issues,” said Philip T. Inglima, chair of the firm’s executive committee. “We are building a litigation powerhouse in California, and Gabe’s arrival provides another important boost to those efforts, while also further solidifying the West Coast presence of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. We are pleased to welcome him to the firm.”

Ramsey joins the firm from Orrick, where he previously served as a co-leader of its Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Group. He has been recognized as one of the top 75 IP litigators in California by the Daily Journal and as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

“Gabe’s significant experience in matters involving cybercrime and data breaches will be of great benefit to clients,” said Evan D. Wolff, co-chair of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Group. “Of particular note is his work defending companies from cyberattacks by proactively pursuing enforcement actions against criminal organizations.”

Ramsey is among several notable California litigators who have joined Crowell & Moring in recent months. Last month, IP and commercial litigation partners Arthur Beeman and Joel Muchmore (San Francisco) arrived from Arent Fox LLP. In June, Kent B. Goss and Valerie M. Goo (Los Angeles), also both IP and commercial litigation partners, arrived from Orrick.    

“Gabe has successfully represented a range of entertainment and technology companies in litigation involving trade secret, patent, copyright and trademark law,” said Jennifer Romano, co-chair of the firm's Litigation Group. “His experience further strengthens the Litigation Group’s capabilities to handle significant technology-related disputes in California and throughout the country.”

Ramsey said, “Crowell & Moring is a leader in trade secrets litigation and has a notable presence in the privacy and cyber space. The firm is the right fit for my clients, providing a broad platform to help them solve their most challenging issues. I am thrilled to join the firm.”

Ramsey earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Trade Secret Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and a member of Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Community, a private network of individuals in the public and private sectors who specialize in digital crimes and security. He is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia.

About Crowell & Moring’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group

Crowell & Moring's Privacy & Cybersecurity Group guides clients across multiple industries through the myriad federal, state, and international laws governing the collection, use, transfer, and protection of data. The Group understands the internal and external threats that clients face to their data and systems and provides end-to-end support, from risk mitigation to incident response and litigation defense. The Group provides practical advice that permits our clients to address privacy and cybersecurity issues in a manner that reflects their business needs and risk exposure. The Group integrates with nearly every other practice group in the firm, including intellectual property, corporate, insurance, white collar, trade secrets, health care, energy, transportation, and government contracts to address the full range of privacy, cybersecurity, and litigation risks faced by clients. The Group publishes the Data Law Insights blog, which includes legal insights on navigating privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, information governance, and e-discovery.

About Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Group

Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Group is known for handling high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation. The group’s litigators handle numerous types of disputes, including fraud, breach of contract, business tort, class action, and financial services litigation. With a powerful group of trial lawyers located across the United States and Europe, we handle litigation across a variety of industries, including health care companies, hotels and hospitality, financial services, transportation (auto, railroad, and airlines), telecommunications, and chemical manufacturing, among others.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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