Larry Weinstein is a partner in Proskauer's Litigation Department. He is co-head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, and also co-head of the Firm’s False Advertising & Trademark Group. Larry is a distinguished trial lawyer and counselor who concentrates 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.
Larry’s clients include medical device and pharmaceutical companies, 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 all the leading independent rating services. U.S. News-Best Lawyers named Proskauer “Law Firm of the Year 2013” in Advertising. Chambers USA, US Legal 500 and US News each gave Proskauer’s advertising litigation practice their highest rating of Band 1 in 2016 and in all previous years in which those publications rated advertising law practices. Larry is one of only three U.S. litigators who received a “Nationwide” Band 1 individual rating for “Advertising Litigation” in Chambers USA’s 2016, 2015 and 2014 editions. His successes are noted by US Legal 500, which has identified Larry as a “driving force” of Proskauer’s “distinguished” practice, “a hell of a litigator,” “an outstanding attorney” and “unquestionably a subject matter expert” in advertising and trademark law who is “worthy of trust” and who “represents his clients zealously.” Chambers USA has called Larry “a brilliant litigator,” “tough, determined and terrifically smart,” and “supremely effective in front of judges.” And Institutional Investor Magazine’s Benchmark Litigation survey has named him as one of New York State’s “litigation stars” in each of the last five years. Larry was inducted into the inaugural class of The Legal 500 Hall of Fame in 2017.
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 an editor of Proskauer’s acclaimed advertising law blog, called Watch This Space: Proskauer on Advertising.