Andrew Berger is counsel to the New York firm of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP where he uses his breadth of experience and creativity on behalf of his clients.
Andrew litigates copyright and trademark cases protecting his clients’ intellectual property from infringement. Many of the issues he litigates are at the cutting edge of the Internet and new technologies. Andrew also helps his clients monetize their intellectual property through licensing, joint ventures, sales and related transactions.
In addition, Andrew has broad commercial litigation experience. His clients have included the Government of Ecuador, the Women’s Professional Tennis Association and a Channel Islands investment company based in Southern Spain.
He graduated from Cornell University and Cornell Law School and is the past president of the Cornell Law Association.
Andrew currently holds leadership positions in national bar and copyright organizations serving as co-chair of the Copyright Subcommittee of the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of the ABA and as trustee and a member of the executive committee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. In 2011 Andrew won the award for the most outstanding subcommittee chair of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee and also in that year won the Outstanding Service Award from the Copyright Society.
Andrew lectures on copyright and trademark issues at Cornell Law School, John Marshall Law School in Chicago and at the New School in N.Y. He also taught trial practice at Hofstra Law School for 15 years. He was recently inducted as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society and in 2012 was named a Super Lawyer by his peers in Intellectual Property Litigation.
He frequently writes and speaks about intellectual property topics before bar and industry groups, including the Copyright Society, the PLI Advanced Program on Copyright Law, the Cornell Entrepreneur Network, the ABA and the American Conference Institute. He is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the National Law Journal about IP issues. Avenue Magazine lists Andrew as one of New York’s top litigators. His published articles may be found here. Andrew is also an avid Twitter user; his handle is @IPInBrief.
Over twenty-five years ago Andrew founded the Litigators Club, a group of about twenty lawyers that meets with judges to discuss matters of common concern regarding litigation in the federal and state courts. The judges from the Second Circuit who have been guests of the Litigators Club include Judges Leval, Livingston and Katzmann and Justice Sotomayor, before she joined the Supreme Court. The state court judges who have been guests of the Litigators Club include Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals.
Andrew lives in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn with his wife, a federal prosecutor, and a hyper-active Border Collie named Buster.