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Clinton W. Morrison

Clinton W. Morrison


Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
New York, U.S.A.

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Clint Morrison is an Associate in Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler’s Litigation department.  His practice spans a wide range of practice areas, from complex commercial disputes to white collar criminal defense and investigations, to intellectual property matters. 

Clint’s trial experience includes a six-week securities fraud trial in the Southern District of New York, a three-week patent infringement trial in the Middle District of Florida, and a bench trial in Alabama state court concerning a challenge to the state’s exercise of its eminent domain powers.  Clint also maintains an active pro bono practice; he argued a criminal appeal in a pro bono matter before the Appellate Division, First Department, and he currently serves as the Secretary of the Federal Bar Council’s Public Service Committee. 

Prior to joining Patterson Belknap, Clint served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Amalya Lyle Kearse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 

Representative Matters

Intellectual Property

Represented contact lens manufacturer in patent infringement trial in federal district court, securing jury verdict of noninfringement in favor of our client

Represented international news agency in copyright disputes with other content creators and distributors, including major television network

Defended medical device manufacturer against trademark infringement claims in federal district court

Advised television network in connection with copyright dispute with other television network’s competing program

Complex Commercial Litigation

Represent owner of private infrastructure asset in litigation against the state

Represent major international financial institution in indemnification dispute against another major international financial institution

Represented medical device manufacturer in eight-figure dispute regarding termination of option-purchase agreement

Represented major corporation in connection with multi-million dollar a dispute regarding the termination of a co-branded travel rewards credit card

Represented non-profit company in seeking preliminary injunctive relief in connection with a contract dispute with one if its partner organizations

Advised financial services company in connection with structuring of new business partnership


Represent drug manufacturer in connection with Department of Justice Antitrust price-fixing investigation

White Collar

Represent former hedge fund trader in connection with an investigation into bond marking by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Securities and Exchange Commission

Advise institutional clients on policies with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering laws (AML), and regulations promulgated by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC)


Represented software company in employment dispute with former executive

Pro Bono

Represent currently incarcerated client in appeal of his larceny/burglary conviction in New York State court

Represented indigenous tenant in non-payment proceeding brought by landlord in Yonkers City Court, securing favorable dismissal for our client

Obtained reversal of state agency’s denial of indigenous client’s application for SNAP assistance for her two minor children

Co-authored amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; Federal Circuit
  • New York
  • Massachusetts


  • Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
    • Technical Editor, Harvard Negotiation Law Review
    • Editor, Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law
  • Georgetown University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2009)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience


  • Secretary, Federal Bar Council Public Service Committee
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association


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