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Terra Hittson

Terra Hittson


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

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Terra Hittson is an Associate in the Firm's Litigation department. In 2019, Ms. Hittson served as a law clerk to the Hon. Paul G. Gardephe in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Representative Matters

Represented a leading manufacturer of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery in a trademark and trade dress dispute with a competitor, culminating in settlement.

Represented national news media entity in a trademark dispute, culminating in settlement.

Represented media entity seeking a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order under the “hot news” doctrine for a live, televised event.

False Advertising
Represented major pet food manufacturer against Lanham Act false advertising claims asserted by a competitor, culminating in settlement.  Simultaneously litigated false advertising counterclaims against that competitor and novel third-party claims against the competitor’s advertising agencies.

Represented one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical, consumer health, and medical device manufacturers against Lanham Act false advertising claims asserted by a competitor, culminating in settlement.

Represent major financial institution in multidistrict class action litigation alleging violations in the structure and practices of the payment card industry.

Represented European bank in a putative class action alleging manipulation of the silver market, winning dismissal of all claims at the motion to dismiss stage.

Represented major pet food manufacturer in a fraud case against its ingredient suppliers.

Represent Fortune 500 company on appeal to recover losses from its insurers.

Represented hedge fund as a creditor in bankruptcy proceedings, culminating in settlement.

Represented a major pharmaceutical and medical device company against claims of patent infringement, culminating in settlement.

Pro Bono
Represented four Iraqi torture victims in litigation under the Alien Tort Statute for war crimes and torture at Abu Ghraib prison.

Represent four NYC public high school students in a putative class action seeking equitable access to public high school sports.

Advised employer on healthcare related matters, including the illegality of transgender discrimination in the provision of health care insurance.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York


  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 2014)
    • Managing Editor, Columbia Law Review
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • University of Chicago (B.S., 2010)
Areas of Practice

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

Misbranded is Patterson Belknap’s blog covering false advertising litigation—both consumer class actions and competitor suits—with a particular focus on FDA-regulated products (foods/beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and dietary supplements).


  • Contributor to www.AntitrustUpdateBlog.com

  • Co-Author, Second Circuit Requires Antitrust Pleading to Provide Factual Support for All “Necessary Premises,23 IP Litigator, no. 2, March/April 2017, at 27.

  • Contributor, Antitrust Year in Review (United States), ABA Section of International Law (2015)

  • Co-Author, EU Pursues Questionable Antitrust Case Against Google, Law360 (June 1, 2015)

  • Co-Author, The Robinson-Patman Act – Issues Presented by the Club Channel: The Clorox Case, Inside Counsel (July 7, 2015)

  • Suzanne B. Goldberg, Terra Hittson & Kevin Hu, The Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Its Scope, History, and Prospects, in Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical Guide (Christine Michelle Duffy ed. Bloomberg BNA 2014)

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