Harold P. Weinberger
Lecturer in Law
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York NY 10036
Harold P. Weinberger is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In his 40 years of practice, all at Kramer Levin, Mr. Weinberger has handled all types of complex civil litigations in courts all over the country and in arbitrations, in areas ranging from intellectual property (licensing, false advertising, trademarks and copyright), contracts, mergers and acquisitions and real estate, among others. Mr. Weinberger has tried dozens of case to juries, judges and arbitrators and argued appeals in the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.
Mr. Weinberger heads Kramer Levin’s Advertising Group and is among the leading litigators in the country in that field. He regularly advises clients on prospective advertising and has been lead counsel in the litigation of many significant false advertising cases under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Weinberger has also defended class actions under state consumer fraud statutes, and has represented clients in connection with advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Mr. Weinberger has spoken on issues relating to advertising at cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry legal conferences and at ABA, PLI and other CLE seminars. He has authored numerous publications on the Lanham Act and related false advertising issues. Mr. Weinberger has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America in Advertising Law (2007-2011). He is listed in Chambers USA — America’s Leading Lawyers (2006-2011) and Legal 500 US (2009-2011). He has been listed in all issues of Super Lawyers (2006-present), a special supplement to The New York Times, and in 2009, 2010 and 2011 he was ranked among the top 100 in the New York metro area. Mr. Weinberger was named to the 2011 Lawdragon 3000, composed of "...an amazing compilation of attorneys from the 'finalists' stage who set the standard for excellence." Additionally, the 2008, 2010 and 2011 editions of Benchmark: Litigation singled out Mr. Weinberger as one of New York’s "Litigation Stars."
Mr. Weinberger obtained a J.D. degree magna cum laude from Columbia Law School in 1970 and served as law clerk to the Hon. Paul R. Hays, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, from1970 to 1971.