Ian Gore
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  • U.S. Military Academy (West Point), distinguished cadet (B.S.)
  • Harvard Law School, cum laude (J.D.)
Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Dennis Jacobs, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2013-2014

Ian Gore

Ian Gore has successfully litigated a variety of complex, high-stakes commercial disputes for plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts, state courts, administrative tribunals, and arbitrations. His extensive experience includes cases in the following areas: antitrust and competition law, energy, trade secrets, patents, products liability, franchise law, class actions, contracts, and other commercial disputes. Gore has been deeply involved with all aspects of commercial litigation, including discovery, dispositive motions, trials, and appeals.

Gore’s recent successes include:

  • Defending Uber in its battle with Google’s Waymo over self-driving car technology. Waymo was seeking damages of over $2 billion in the highly publicized case. Gore and the team from Susman Godfrey got all of Waymo’s experts’ damages opinions struck and after opening statements and the presentation of four days of evidence, the team secured a settlement for Uber.
  • Representing a class of Ohio landowners seeking unpaid signing bonuses for oil and gas leases conveyed to a major oil company. Gore successfully defeated a motion to compel arbitration. The case is ongoing.
  • Defending a manufacturer of wearable fitness tracking devices in a patent infringement proceeding before the International Trade Commission. Gore’s work resulted in the complainant withdrawing its complaint shortly before trial.
  • Defending Walmart in several product liability disputes in federal and state courts across the country relating to portable gasoline containers. Several cases have concluded with favorable dispositive motion decisions or settlements on favorable terms.
  • Defending one of the largest Wendy’s franchisees against Wendy’s in a franchise compliance dispute. The case had significant implications for the relationship between franchisors and franchisees, particularly within the Wendy’s franchise system. Resulted in a favorable settlement with Wendy’s purchasing all of client’s 140 franchised restaurants.

Prior to joining the firm, Gore clerked for the Honorable Dennis Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This experience gave him unparalleled insights and knowledge into the workings of the bench.

Prior to law school, Gore served as a military intelligence officer in the United States Army. During that time, he deployed in support of operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gore is admitted to New York, and has appeared and argued in a number of federal and state courts, including in California, Delaware, Arkansas, New York, Texas, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Arizona, and the International Trade Commission.


Honors and Distinctions
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State of Washington
  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Federal Bar Council