Howard S. Hogan is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Fashion, Retail and Consumer Products Practice Group. Mr. Hogan’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling, including trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret matters. He represents and advises many luxury brands and other prominent companies in the retail and consumer products space in connection with the prosecution and defense of intellectual property infringement actions. Mr. Hogan has played a key role in the Gibson Dunn team that has secured several important precedents in the battle against counterfeits, including Gucci America, Inc. v. Bank of China, which established that U.S. courts can freeze assets and order discovery concerning Chinese bank accounts in appropriate circumstances, Gucci America, Inc. v. Frontline Processing Corp., which established that credit card processors may be held liable as contributory infringers for knowingly processing sales of counterfeits, Tiffany & Co. v. Forbse, which established that plaintiffs can obtain post-judgment asset restraints against counterfeiters and the banks that hold their assets, and Nike Inc. v. Wu, which shut down approximately 1,200 websites and awarded $1.035 billion in damages.Mr. Hogan is currently part of the team representing Kering, S.A. and its affiliated companies in a lawsuit against the Alibaba Group and Taobao over the sale of counterfeits through their online marketplaces.
With Lois F. Herzeca, Mr. Hogan is the co-author of the treatise Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers (PLI 2013). He also co-authored of the trademark and domain name chapters of Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace, published by Bloomberg BNA in conjunction with the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Hogan received his J.D., cum laude, from NYU School of Law, and he clerked for the Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, from 1999-2000.