Litigation Expertise: Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis has a broad range of experience in commercial and civil litigation.
We have represented small and large companies, as well as partnerships and individuals in a diverse mix of litigation matters. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants. Because the firm provides zealous and conscientious service in each of its engagements, we have achieved a prominent reputation in the following practice areas:
Victims of consumer overcharges, wage and hour abuses, or Ponzi schemes, to name but a few, are individually powerless to protect their interests. The cost of litigation outstrips the loss that an individual victim has suffered. The power of class actions is to bring together a group of victims, perhaps as many as 5,000,000 or more that have been damaged month after month, or it may be a group of employees or patients overcharges in the emergency room, or it may be investors that have been the victims of a Ponzi scheme. In all cases, the power of the group against a large opposing force puts the class of victims in a position to protect itself. FBBC has successfully protected consumers, employees and Ponzi victims and recovered as much as $332,000,000 for a single group of consumers. Frustration, fear and cost can immobilize an individual victim. With FBBC, the victim takes control.
Lenders sometimes take actions that may affect their borrowers. When this happens, it is essential that quick action be taken to minimize damage to the borrower. The founding partners at FBBC have been protecting their clients in lender liability cases for over thirty five years. FBBC has successfully litigated against some of the largest banking institutions in the country, including, Bank of America, Union Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, UBS, GECC, East West Bank, Bank of the West to name but a few. The banks have their stable of talented lawyers from some of the largest firms in the country. FBBC levels the playing field.
Successful business litigation requires a combination of careful strategy, dedicated preparation and effective delivery. With over thirty five years business and litigation experience, FBBC is uniquely positioned to understand that business litigation must have a business purpose. A plan designed to accomplish that goal is at the heart of every FBBC designed strategy. Careful thought at the planning stage saves not only time and money, but maximizes the probability of business and litigation success. Intelligently aggressive litigation gives FBBC clients the strategic advantage.
Intellectual Property Law
FBBC has a diverse intellectual property practice. At one level, the firm aggressively litigates intellectual property disputes on behalf of its clients. The firm has extensive experience in litigating intellectual property cases in both state and federal court. At another level, the firm works with its clients to identify and secure protection for their intellectual property assets. Whether through copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or a combination of these, the firm formulates an intellectual property protection program to provide broad protection. Where appropriate, the firm also assists clients in securing intellectual property protection abroad, through its relationship with intellectual property attorneys around the world. Recognizing the interrelation between protection and enforcement, the firm is uniquely able to provide its clients with a comprehensive protection strategy designed for swift and effective enforcement through litigation, when needed.
FBBC handles a wide range of issues for its clients in the entertainment industry, involving both transactional matters and litigation. FBBC has represented motion picture screenwriters, directors, producers, and actors; recording artists, musicians and music producers; authors; lifestyle/reality television celebrities; and network newscasters, to name a few. The firm also assists its clients in securing commercial endorsements and merchandising rights, and in the production of fine art, animation, video games, and mobile apps. Because of FBBC’s experience litigating disputes in the entertainment industry, the firm brings a unique perspective to the negotiation and drafting of agreements for its clients. As with its broader intellectual property practice, the firm assists its entertainment industry clients in securing their rights, by contract, license, or through registration with the appropriate government agencies around the world. And, when necessary, FBBC also assists its clients with the enforcement of their rights through strategic litigation.