Raymond J. Dowd is a member of Dunnington’s litigation and arbitration, intellectual property, advertising, art and fashion law, international and Italy desk practice areas. He has served as lead counsel in high-stakes, high-profile litigations and arbitrations in New York for over two decades. His book Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters/Westlaw) has received critical acclaim. Acting as a fiduciary by serving on non-profit boards has shaped his practical problem-solving approach and perspective.
Business disputes form the core of Mr. Dowd’s practice. He works with a lean, experienced team, including trusted experts, to contain, avoid, minimize, and settle disputes. Matters often involve foreign law and conflict-of-laws principles, service or discovery in foreign jurisdictions. Mr. Dowd regularly represents television broadcasters in disputes relating to brand protection and content distribution in the United States, particularly anti-piracy work. Ground-breaking litigation to recover artworks lost during World War II has gained amicus curiae support from Holocaust survivors and heirs.
Mr. Dowd represents individuals, corporations, non-profits and governments in a wide range of matters. Trust and estates matters include contested probate proceedings through trial and disputes involving, trusts, heirship and decedents’ estates. Contested matters include copyright and trademark disputes, shareholder actions, business dissolutions, contract disputes, licensing disputes and contested audits or accounting proceedings, including bench and jury trials, arbitrations and administrative proceedings, emergency applications for injunctive relief, quashing subpoenas, obtaining, enforcing and collecting judgments.