(PRWEB) January 22, 2016
Shareholder Timothy L. Alger joins global law firm Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in the firm’s Silicon Valley and Orange County offices. Alger was previously a partner at Perkins Coie LLP and also served as Deputy General Counsel at Google, where he directed the company’s litigation, employment legal services, and trademarks worldwide.
“Tim is a veteran of the Silicon Valley technology community, and offers the dedication and unique insight that our clients have come to expect,” said Bill Goines, managing shareholder of the firm’s Silicon Valley office.
Alger brings a diverse legal practice to Greenberg Traurig, serving many prominent media, Internet, and entertainment industry companies against claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, and breach of contract. His responsibilities as in-house counsel included cutting-edge disputes over software patents, privacy rights, and intermediary liability for copyright infringement.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tim to Greenberg Traurig,” said J. Rick Taché, co-chair of the Global Patent Litigation Group, chair of the Orange County IP & Technology Group, and co-managing shareholder of the Orange County office. “His extensive experience litigating cases in the IP and entertainment industries, particularly during his tenure at Google, will be a significant asset to our Intellectual Property Litigation, Media & Entertainment Litigation, and Cybersecurity and Crisis Management practices.”
A former journalist, Alger has successfully defended Internet companies in high-profile free speech cases and continues to represent traditional media.
“Tim is a talented and highly experienced litigator,” said Bruce Fischer, chair of the West Coast Real Estate Practice and co-managing shareholder of the Orange County office. “He has a proven track record of success, and we are fortunate to include him as part of our Greenberg Traurig family.”
Alger received his B.A. from Seton Hall University, his M.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado, and his J.D. from Loyola Law School.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
With more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark and Information Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2013 “Best Law Firms Rankings.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & Media Litigation Group
Greenberg Traurig is recognized as having one of the most experienced and multi-disciplinary team of entertainment attorneys in the world, involved in some of the most sophisticated and cutting-edge cases in the courts today. The diversity of our client base and our industry experience provides us with an advantage when representing clients in complex litigation matters ranging from trademarks, copyrights, right of publicity, to technology, financing, distribution, and partnerships in the entertainment industry.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice develops strategies to address clients’ data security, privacy and information management concerns. The multi-disciplinary team is equipped to advise clients on: data breach readiness and response, including investigations; data privacy and security audits, policies and risk mitigation strategies; cross-border data privacy, including data transfer regulations and security; data privacy litigation, including TCPA claims, class actions and multi-district litigation; cybersecurity insurance; corporate board governance regarding data privacy and security; and employee data privacy.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.