Genga & Associates, P.C. represents clients in civil matters (as defendant or plaintiff) in various federal trial and appellate courts, including the Central and Northern District Courts of California, appellate courts in the Ninth and Federal Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court, in addition to representation in California state court and commercial arbitration forums. Our staff has extensive experience in all aspects of federal and state commercial litigation. Representations include routine lawsuits, as well as matters of extraordinary complexity, such as multi-tiered commercial litigation involving issues of contract enforcement and related business torts, including fraud, interference, trade secret misappropriation, trade libel, federal and state unfair competition and breaches of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing; entertainment issues, such as copyright infringement, trademark infringement, passing off, federal false designation of origin claims, rights of publicity and privacy, implied contract/idea submission claims, film and television financing agreements, and royalty/accounting disputes; and technology related litigation involving copyrights and/or the DMCA, patents, trademarks, open source software licenses, Internet domain names, trade secret misappropriation, microchip “mask” works, technology contracts, venture capital/startup financing disputes, CAN-SPAM defense, electronic discovery and e-evidence, Internet-related defamation claims, and online identity theft/phishing scams.
Our litigation clients expect (and get) sound advice, creative strategies that help manage costs but garner positive results. We always operate with a cost-conscious mentality, whether attempting to reach an informal out-of-court settlement at an early stage in the litigation (which, unlike many large, uber-litigious firms, we see as a successful outcome) or pursuing aggressive representation in pre-trial proceedings, at trial or during the appellate process.