Joseph Farris

Joseph Farris

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Partner

San Francisco, California

Joe Farris is a litigator that has represented clients in a broad range of business and intellectual property disputes. He has significant experience in state and federal courts, as well as private arbitration proceedings. Mr. Farris's clients often face emerging legal issues at the intersections of law and technology, including trade secret, copyright, trademark, patent, and unfair competition litigation. He has experience with disputes and litigation involving hacking and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), subpoenas for Internet content and communications, online defamation and harassment, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), works-for-hire disputes, use of web-crawling bots to harvest web content, and more. His work frequently involves extensive computer forensic investigations. Mr. Farris has experience in a variety of business litigation matters such as breaches of commercial contracts, founders' disputes, violations of fiduciary duties, unfair competition, and false advertising. He has also advised and counseled clients on many issues related to employee mobility, including cases involving breaches of employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, and non-solicitation agreements. Before joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Farris was an Assistant District Attorney for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office where he was lead trial counsel in 10 jury trials, nine of which resulted in a conviction. Mr. Farris is a 2008 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where he served as an Article Editor on the Ecology Law Quarterly journal and was a member of the Board of Advocates.

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