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I am a: Man
Relationship Status: Single
Seeking: Networking
Age: 58
Education: Post Graduate
City: Westerly, RI
Country: United States
Profession: attorney
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My Business Name: Lombardo Legal
City: Westerly, RI, 02891, United States
My Profession: Professional Services - Acct, Legal, etc
About my work:
Creative lawyer with more than 14 years of experience as a general practitioner and in-house counsel representing businesses and individuals on a diverse range of commercial litigation matters, including internet-related business disputes. Strong advocate, negotiator, writer, and problem solver with ability to think out-of-the-box to achieve positive, cost-effective results. Additional experience drafting and negotiating business agreements and registering copyrights and trademarks.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT L. LOMBARDO, Silver Spring, Maryland
Principal, 2002 – 2009

Sole practitioner representing businesses and individuals in a general practice that includes civil litigation, contract negotiation and drafting, copyright and trademark registration, and other general business matters. Managed full caseload and all administrative and accounting functions.

Litigation

Represented business in copyright infringement action, filing original complaint, writing brief and arguing case before the Fourth Circuit, and filing Petition For Writ Of Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Ct.

Successfully prosecuted RICO complaint based on copyright and trademark infringement.

Intellectual Property

Obtained hundreds of Certificates of Registration from the U.S. Copyright Office and obtained several Certificates of Registration for Trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Represented clients under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

Transactional

Negotiated and drafted Privacy Policies and Term and Conditions for websites, Common Interest and Confidentiality Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, and Employee Non-Compete Agreements.

Represented small companies and individuals on a broad range of general business matters, including assignments of copyright, development and production agreements, licensing agreements, master use licenses, assignments and transfers of intellectual property, and registration of copyrights and trademarks.

ALS SOLUTIONS, INC., Columbia, Maryland
In-House Counsel, 2000 – 2002

Served as general counsel to internet based business, providing legal and strategic advice to senior management. Reorganized legal department’s policies to ensure regulatory compliance. Established litigation strategies to manage risks, negotiated settlements, handled selected litigation matters, and oversaw outside litigation counsel on others. Negotiated settlements of complex trademark and copyright litigation in federal court. Drafted employee handbook, provided legal training to management and other employees. Reviewed, negotiated, and drafted business agreements and registered copyrights and trademarks.


KNIGHT, MANZI, NUSSBAUM & LAPLACA, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (1994 – 2000)
Associate, 1995 – 2000; Law Clerk, 1994 – 1995

Represented criminal defendants in D.C. and Maryland state and federal courts accused of various felonies, including murder, attempted murder, bank fraud, firearms and drug trafficking, bribery, income tax evasion, and interstate transportation of stolen property.

Tried approximately 50 criminal cases to verdict, including a capital (death penalty) murder trial.
Handled civil matters and drafted and argued appellate matters.

Prior experience in engineering and sales.

REPRESENTATIVE CIVIL CASES

RICO action based on trademark and copyright infringement: ALS Scan, Inc. v. Global Innovations, Inc. et al., District of Maryland, L-03-1028.
Personal jurisdiction issue in copyright infringement action: ALS Scan, Inc. v. Digital Service Consultants, Inc., 293 F.3d 707 (4th Cir. 2002) (cert denied 2003).
Safe Harbor provision of Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998: ALS Scan, Inc. v. RemarQ Communities, Inc., 239 F.3d 619, 620 (4th Cir. 2001) (case of first impression).
Trademark infringement, cyber-squatting, and injunctive relief: ALS Scan, Inc. v. Yomtobian, District of Maryland, AMD 01 CV 332.
Maryland Public Information Act: (filed complaint, wrote appellate brief, and argued in both Court of Special Appeals and the Court of Appeals of Maryland): Attorney General v. Paul Gallagher, 359 Md. 341, 753 A.2d 1036 (2000).
Evidence suppression: (wrote appellate brief and argued in Fourth Circuit): United States of America v. Ricky Darden, 149 F.3d 1171 (4th Cir. 1998).

BAR ADMISSIONS

Licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States of America
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland

EDUCATION

COLUMBUS SCHOOL OF LAW, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, Washington, D.C.
Juris Doctor Degree, 1995

TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, Louisiana
Bachelor of Science Degree, Civil Engineering, 1982
Emphasis in Environmental Engineering

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