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Laura Stafford

As a Litigation associate, Laura Stafford focuses her practice on complex business disputes, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property litigation. She is experienced in all stages of the litigation process, including pre-suit due diligence, discovery, summary judgment and trial.

Laura has worked on a range of matters in the federal courts, including serving on the successful trial teams in MobileMedia Ideas v. Apple and ADREA v. Barnes & Noble, as well as before the International Trade Commission. She is also experienced in financial services disputes and has been closely involved in the ongoing litigations in Puerto Rico pursuant to PROMESA.

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COVID-19 “Not a Golden Ticket” to Avoid Discovery Obligations

The COVID-19 pandemic has unquestionably had a massive effect on nearly all aspects of American life.  However, now that COVID-19 is and continues to be a known risk, parties should carefully consider when and to what extent it can be invoked to obtain an extension or continuance with respect to discovery obligations.… Continue Reading

COVID-19 and Immunity from Liability

Millions of people across the country are waiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  For businesses, immunity is sought not against the virus but against liability, and, in some cases, businesses have been successful in invoking COVID-19 as a means to do so.  Recently, the Southern District of New York held that the pandemic immunized a … Continue Reading

Use of Technology Assisted Review Finds Support in Northern District of Illinois

In a recent order from Livingston v. City of Chicago, Magistrate Judge Young Kim of the Northern District of Illinois provided useful guidance to litigants in the use of technology assisted review, or TAR. Importantly, Judge Kim affirmed what is known as “Sedona Principle Six,” the notion that a responding party is in the best … Continue Reading
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