Larry Weinstein is a partner in Proskauer's Litigation Department, co-head of the Firm’s False Advertising and Trademark Group and the former co-head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. A distinguished trial lawyer and counselor, Larry focuses on Lanham Act and consumer class action false advertising litigation, advertising challenges before the National Advertising Division and the National Advertising Review Board, trademark, trade secret and copyright litigation and sports, art and other complex commercial cases.
For decades, Larry has represented clients as an advocate in mediations, arbitrations and before other alternative dispute resolution bodies. Putting that experience to use, Larry’s practice also includes acting as an arbitrator and mediator to help resolve advertising, trademark, copyright, entertainment and other complex commercial disputes. Larry is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Arbitrators and its Consumer Panel, and is also a member of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for both arbitration and mediation.
Larry’s litigation clients include medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer products companies, fashion retailers and other owners and advertisers of the world’s most well-recognized brands, as well as sports governing bodies, teams and leagues, gaming companies, an environmental organization, and art collectors.
Larry’s reputation as a preeminent litigator is recognized by leading independent rating services. U.S. News-Best Lawyers recently named Larry its 2021 Advertising Lawyer of the Year. Larry is one of only two U.S. litigators to receive Chambers USA’s top tier ranking for Advertising Litigation in 2020, and he has been top-rated by Chambers USA and US Legal 500 for advertising litigation for many years. In 2017, Larry was inducted into the inaugural class of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for his continued excellence in the field of advertising and marketing litigation. Benchmark Litigation has consistently named Larry a litigation star for many years.
Larry is a frequent speaker on the subject of litigating Lanham Act, consumer class action and NAD cases at the leading conferences on advertising law. Also a prolific author, he is the founder and lead editor of Proskauer’s acclaimed advertising law blog, called Watch This Space: Proskauer on Advertising, which recently was named one of the top 30 law blogs of any type by the ABA Journal.