Cozen O’Connor: Zecchini, Paula L.

Paula L. Zecchini

Member

Seattle

(206) 373-7213

(206) 621-8783

Los Angeles

(213) 892-7900

Paula L. Zecchini focuses her multi-state practice on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on the Internet, technology, and cross-border disputes. She has over a decade of experience litigating trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising, and defamation claims on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals. Paula also provides clients with strategic guidance on a wide range of issues related to advertising and brand protection, including compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

A skilled and decisive attorney, Paula has tried numerous cases to verdict as lead counsel. She most recently served as lead counsel for GoDaddy in a $30 million, “bet-the-industry” cybersquatting action filed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the defense verdict is widely regarded as one of the top verdicts of 2015. Paula also has broad experience representing clients throughout the appellate process, having briefed and argued appeals before the Second and Ninth Circuits, as well as various state appellate courts, while serving as lead counsel on behalf of clients such as Bank of America, GoDaddy and Sea Shepherd. 

Prior to practicing law, Paula served as a Special Operations soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve, graduating first in her class from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. She now serves as a volunteer attorney with the ABA Military Pro Bono Project and the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, providing legal aid to veterans and service members at home and abroad. In 2015, Paula was selected to participate in the World Affairs Council’s Fellow Program.

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Promotes Eight New Shareholders

August 20, 2018

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of eight members to shareholders: Marc Auberbach, Jonathan Grossman, Aaron Krauss, Daniel J. Luccaro, Barbara Muller, Joseph F. Rich, Nicole Sprinzen, and Paula Zecchini.

GoDaddy Urges Class Cert. Denial Over Microsoft Office Sales

June 05, 2017

Paula L. Zecchini, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, was mentioned in a Law360 article that discusses GoDaddy.com, LLC’s efforts to avoid class certification of a claim under the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act related to the company’s sale of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions.

Paula L. Zecchini mentioned in "GoDaddy Says TCPA Suit Must Involve Automated Dialer"

April 03, 2017

Paula L. Zecchini was mentioned in a Law360 article that discusses GoDaddy.com, LLC's request to an Arizona federal judge for a quick judgment in a proposed class action.

Paula L. Zecchini Mentioned in "Go Daddy Says Lack of Concrete Harm Dooms TCPA Suit"

January 25, 2017

Paula L. Zecchini was mentioned in a Law360 article that discusses GoDaddy.com, LLC’s attempt to dismiss a proposed TCPA class action in light of recent post-Spokeo decisions.

Paula L. Zecchini Mentioned in "GoDaddy Can't Ditch Fraud Suit Over Microsoft Office Products"

July 01, 2016

Paula L. Zecchini was mentioned in a Law360 article that discusses GoDaddy.com, LLC’s attempt to secure an early resolution of a proposed class action brought under Arizona’s Consumer Fraud Act.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Commercial Litigation Department with Two New Members

April 01, 2016

Adds Depth to the firm’s practice in South Florida, Southern California and Seattle.

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Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of California, Riverside, B.A., 2001
  • University of California, Riverside, B.S., 2001

Awards & Honors

Fellow, World Affairs Council (2015)

International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award (2005)

Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, Hardy C. Dillard Award (2005)

  • California
  • Illinois
  • Washington
  • Arizona
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Arizona
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of California

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Consumer Litigation Committee (Co-Chair, Class Action Subcommittee)

Master, Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court

Member, International Trademark Association

Member, World Affairs Council