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Firouzeh Nur-Vaccaro, Partner at Kim IP

Firouzeh Nur-Vaccaro

Partner

As a partner at Kim IP, Firouzeh Nur-Vaccaro represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, drawing on her broad experience with commercial litigation for companies both large and small.  She has handled a wide range of litigation in state and federal courts that, in addition to intellectual property, includes various kinds of complex commercial litigation.  Her experience includes both trials and appeals, as well as representing clients in mediation and arbitration. In addition to her practice in intellectual property law, Ms. Nur-Vaccaro manages commercial litigation matters for the firm’s clients.

Prior to joining Kim IP, Ms. Nur-Vaccaro practiced commercial litigation at two leading law firms, Paul Hastings in Stamford, Connecticut and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld in Dallas, Texas.  While there, she handled a heavy volume of intellectual property litigation, including cases for Qualcomm, Samsung, Kraft, Schering Plough, and GE Medical Systems.  Ms. Nur-Vaccaro served on the Pro Bono committee of the Dallas Bar Association and was given an Award of Excellence by the Dallas Bar Association for her pro bono work.

In addition, Ms. Nur-Vaccaro has served as in-house counsel for two large corporations: (1) GE Captial, where she helped lead the Litigation Center of Excellence, and oversaw the company’s complex litigation matters, including selection and supervision of outside counsel; and (2) at a subsidiary of Societe Generale, in Moscow, Russia, where she handled a wide range of legal matters, including drafting of international financing contracts, mortgage securitizations, and corporate restructuring issues.

Ms. Nur-Vaccaro received her B.A. with high honors in European Studies from Vanderbilt University, where she graduated summa cum laude.  She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where she was an editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.  While at Vanderbilt Law School, she was a finalist in the Appellate Advocacy Competition and served as an intern to Judge William C. Koch on the Tennessee Court of Appeals.  An avid traveler, Ms. Nur-Vaccaro is fluent in Russian and Persian.

Ms. Nur-Vaccaro is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Texas, as well as federal courts in those states and in New York.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:
  •  Represented textile designed in copyright infringement action against major home furnishing store, resulting in satisfaction of both monetary and non-monetary demands
  • Represented plaintiff fragrance packaging company in trade secret action in New Jersey District Court
  • Represented individual partners of well-known coffee company in trademark licensing and partnership dispute in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, resulting in amicable resolution of all issues
  • Represented plaintiff roofing company in trademark infringement action, resulting in successful name change and monetary settlement
  • Represented defendant in copyright lawsuit involving licensing of sports memorabilia
  • Represented Qualcomm in landmark lawsuit against Ericsson involving allegations of patent infringement, unfair competition and violations of the Lanham Act
  • Represented large pharmaceutical company in arbitration involving hundreds of millions of dollars arising out of new drug development program in Japan
  • Defended major manufacturer of medical equipment in case alleging claims for breach of warranty and fraud, based on alleged defects in equipment
  • Defended computer manufacturer in case alleging breach of warranty, based on allegedly malfunctioning computer parts, obtaining complete dismissal of case
  • Represented a Fortune 50 company in a complex arbitration involving more than $100 million in insured losses on an international loan portfolio
  • Represented large mortgage insurance company in two lawsuits connected to its rescission of insurance coverage for hundreds of fraudulent subprime loans
  • Represented Treasurer of the State of Connecticut in lawsuit against private equity firm Forstmann Little, resulting in complete jury victory for client on all counts
SERVICES:

Litigation (IP & Commercial)

Local Counsel

Agreements

Arbitration & Mediation

ADMISSIONS:

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Connecticut

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. District Court, N.J.

U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y.

U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y.

U.S. District Court, D. Conn.

U.S. District Court, N.D. Tex.

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

EDUCATION:

J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law

B.A., Vanderbilt University