biography

Tony’s practice covers commercial litigation and government relations, and intellectual property (IP) and technology counseling.

Commercial Litigation and Government Affairs

Tony’s litigation practice covers a wide variety of commercial and technology-enforcement matters in various industry sectors, including at the state and federal trial and appellate levels, and before specialized tribunals.

Representative Litigation Matters Include

  • Injunction against EPA in Federal Advisory Committee Act action concerning development of the Pebble Mine in Alaska
  • Securing injunctions and money judgments for trademark and copyright infringement against Internet cyber pirates for streaming TV shows and movies
  • Anti-spam litigation on behalf of Internet Service Providers
  • Dismissal of products liability action against Italian consumer products manufacturer
  • Dismissal of putative class action alleging consumer fraud against major consumer software manufacturer
  • Insurance coverage actions
  • Injunction against online defamation
  • Contract, trade secrets, and restrictive covenan...
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  • Presentations & Teaching Experience
    • Panelist at the NTT Security/IBM “Executive Cybersecurity Summit: Countdown to the 2017 NY Cybersecurity Regulations for Financial Services,” December 7, 2016
    • Presenter, “Advertising Class Actions: The Latest Litigation Fad,” Steptoe & Johnson Webinar, New York, NY, November 19, 2013
    • Presenter, “The Internet Big Bang Seminar: Implications for Financial Services Brand Owners,” Steptoe & Johnson, New York, NY, September 12, 2013
  • Select Publications
    • “Where to Turn for Cyber Assistance?”, InsuranceThoughtLeadership.com, October 9, 2019 (co-authored with Stuart Panensky, FisherBroyles, LLP and Brian Robb, Underwriting Director and Cyber Industry Leader, CNA Insurance)
    • “Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: A New Reality for Brand Owners?”, American Bar Association Landslide® magazine, October 1, 2018
    • “Dot Exemption: Privacy, ICANN and the Need for Flexibility in ‘All Applicable Laws,’” gTLD.club, April 11, 2014
    • “ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse: Protecting Your Brand in the Impending Internet Expansion,” Steptoe & Johnson Intellectual Property Advisory, October 21, 2013
    • “The Internet Big Bang: Evolving Secondary Liability Considerations and Litigation Risk Management Strategies for New gTLD Registries [PDF]”, Bloomberg BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report, September 19, 2013
    • “Potential Implications for TLD Operators and Registrants of ICANN’s Newly Adopted gTLD Safeguards,” Steptoe & Johnson Intellectual Property Advisory, July 9, 2013
    • “Trends and Long-Term Enforcement Issues in the New gTLD Pool,” World Trademark Review, October 2012
    • “Litigation Financing and Non-Lawyer Investment in Law Firms,” New York Law Journal, December 15, 2011
    • “The Price of Discovery in New York Courts ‘Requester pays’ rule may not be ironclad but take advantage of it whenever possible,” New York Law Journal, October 4, 2010
    • “POWs Versus Torturers: Forensic Evaluation of Military Personnel,” The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, September 1, 2009
  • Recent Media Coverage
    • Bloomberg BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report, “New TLD Contracting Moves Ahead; Attorneys Concerned About ICANN’s Amendment Option,” September 11, 2013
    • Maryland Daily Record, “Surge of New Cases Could Give Teeth to Anti-Spam Laws,” May 8, 2011
  • Professional Affiliations and Memberships
    • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
    • International Trademark Association (INTA) Internet Committee (2014-2015); Social Media and Mobile Platforms Committee (2016-2017)
    • ICANN Implementation Advisory Group for Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice; ICANN Metrics & Reporting Working Group, Charter Drafting Team

    Anthony A. Onorato

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Credentials

Admissions

New York
District of Columbia
Virginia
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, EDNY
U.S. District Court, SDNY
U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown Law Journal
Duke University, A.B., Cum Laude, Pi Sigma Alpha

Prior Law Firm Experience

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Practice Areas