Lee Popkin

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Lee Popkin is a litigator in Proskauer’s New York office. She focuses her practice on intellectual property disputes and general commercial litigation. In the intellectual property context, Ms. Popkin represents clients from diverse industries in a wide range of matters in federal courts and the trademark office. Lee also regularly contributes to the firm’s false advertising blog, Watch This Space: Proskauer on Advertising Law.

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Last month, the Sixth Circuit held that photographs of “premium cuts” of meat on pet food packaging were not enough to mislead a reasonable consumer into believing that the kibble was made from these high-end ingredients.  Wysong v. APN, 889 F.3d 267 (6th Cir. 2018). In 2016, Wysong Corporation, a pet-food manufacturer, sued six other pet-food manufacturers asserting that the packaging used by their competitors was deceptive under the Lanham Act because the lamb chops…
We recently posted about the risks associated with veil-piercing claims and the ways in which fund managers can protect themselves from exposure to these claims. Our first post on veil-piercing focused on Delaware standards, while this post discusses California law. California law differs in several important respects from Delaware law on this topic. If a company is subject to suit in California, there are increased risks even if the company is incorporated elsewhere.  Courts…
A veil piercing claim can be a worst-case scenario for a private fund manager dealing with a struggling portfolio company investment – the company fails, and ensuing legal claims are brought not only against the portfolio company, but also against the fund and its GPs. How can fund managers manage that risk? Limited liability is a hallmark of the corporate structure. Yet the legal doctrines of veil piercing and alter ego permit courts to “pierce”…