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.