Fred Warder is a general litigator and Chair of the Firm's Law Firm Defense group. Fred’s practice covers the broad spectrum of general commercial litigation, and has focused on defending law firms and lawyers against malpractice and related claims and on prosecuting and defending intellectual property and consumer fraud disputes. In the law firm defense arena, he has represented clients ranging from international firms to solo practitioners accused of malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, disciplinary violations and related claims. In the intellectual property arena, Fred has prosecuted and defended false advertising, trademark and consumer fraud claims between competitors and in class actions for a wide variety of products and services. He appears frequently in federal and state courts on behalf of clients, has served as a mediator in partnership disputes, and speaks frequently at bar association, CLE and industry events. Fred serves as the Firm’s co-General Counsel.
Law Firm Defense
False Advertising & Consumer Fraud
Alternative Dispute Resolution | Class Action Litigation | Complex Commercial Actions | Consumer Products | False Advertising | False Claims Act and Whistleblower Defense | Intellectual Property Litigation | Law Firm Defense | Law Firms | Litigation | Trademark and Copyright Litigation
HONORS: Thurgood Marshall Award (2008); Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation and Super Lawyers for Professional Liability Defense; Listed in Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s “IP Stars” for New York; Received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest "AV" rating
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: “Timely Ethics Issues: Interacting With Witnesses, Firm General Counsel,” Federal Bar Council (2017); “Law Firms, Ethics and Cybersecurity,” Practising Law Institute Webcast (2016); “Effective Impeachment and Rehabilitation in the High-Stakes Legal Malpractice Case,” American Bar Association National Legal Malpractice Conference (2016); “Client Files: The Rules of Professional Conduct and Beyond,” New York City Bar Association (2016)
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