Tamar Lusztig represents plaintiffs and defendants at trial and on appeal in federal and state courts across the country. Tamar is a seasoned trial lawyer with substantial courtroom experience, representing her clients in a wide variety of matters regarding intellectual property, antitrust, contracts, and other high-stakes, complex cases.
Tamar has amassed an impressive docket of high-profile cases, often facing off – and prevailing – against opponents with substantially more resources than her clients. Tamar’s clients and colleagues look to her for her strategic acumen, judgment, and composure under pressure to help secure victory in bet-the-company cases
- Tamar has won multiple jury verdicts on behalf of Dutch telecommunications company Koninklijke KPN N.V. (“KPN”):
- A $287 million breach of contract victory against Samsung, in which the jury awarded every penny of the damages model Tamar presented after deliberating for less than three hours. Read more about this case in Texas Lawyer or here.
- A $31.5 million jury victory against Swedish giant Ericsson over patent infringement claims relating to telecommunications networks. Tamar put on KPN’s entire damages case, including directing the examination of KPN’s expert and cross examining Ericsson’s damages expert. The successful verdict concluded a more than five-year dispute between the companies, with the jury awarding KPN the entire damages model outlined by Tamar and her team, plus finding willfulness. Read more about this case in Texas Lawyer, Law360 or here.
- Tamar represents the City of Baltimore and a certified class of municipalities and other issuers in a $12 billion antitrust dispute pending in the Southern District of New York against numerous major banks related to their price-fixing of bond rates.
- Tamar represented the California Institute of Technology (“Caltech”) in pursuing its seminal Wi-Fi patents against Samsung. This case settled on confidential terms shortly before trial.
- Tamar represented New York University in a lawsuit brought by FASORP, a Texas organization that claims the university discriminates against white men in its efforts to foster diversity in its faculty and on the NYU Law Review. Tamar briefed and won her client’s motion to dismiss before the district court, and briefed, argued and won the appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. You can read the Second Circuit’s precedential decision here, listen to Tamar’s winning argument here, and read more about the case here, here, here, and here.
- Tamar achieved victory for a research hospital in a confidential AAA arbitration with a major international pharmaceutical company regarding a licensing dispute. Tamar cross examined each fact witness her adversary presented, obtaining testimony the Tribunal relied on heavily in its decision securing Tamar’s client a multi-million-dollar award.
- Tamar successfully prosecuted a patent infringement case against AT&T over pioneering Internet technology invented by Tamar’s client. Tamar briefed, argued, and won multiple motions, including a critical claim construction motion in which the Court adopted all of her client’s positions. This case settled on favorable, confidential terms soon afterwards.
- Tamar represented a former prisoner in a Section 1983 case arising out of an illegal strip search during her incarceration. Key admissions Tamar obtained in the defendants’ depositions led to a sizeable settlement for her client on the eve of trial.
- Honorable Louis L. Stanton, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Columbia Law School (J.D.)
- The University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A.)
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- Deducting the Cost of Sex Reassignment Surgery: How O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner Can Help Us Make Sense of the Medical Expense Deduction, 3 Colum. J. Tax L. 86 (2012)
Leadership & Professional Memberships
- Fellow, American Bar Foundation