- Columbia Law School (J.D.)
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A.)
Law Clerk to the Honorable Louis L. Stanton, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Tamar Lusztig represents plaintiffs and defendants at trial and on appeal in federal and state courts across the country. She maintains a diverse practice, advising individuals and corporate clients in a variety of areas including intellectual property, contract disputes, employment disputes, products liability, and other high-stakes, complex cases.
Lusztig has amassed an impressive docket of high-profile cases, often facing off – and prevailing – against opposing lawyers with twice her experience. Lusztig’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.
A Robust Docket
Lusztig is currently facing off against cosmetics behemoth L’Oréal over its infringement of Lusztig’s clients’ patented cosmetics technology. Lusztig has successfully briefed and argued numerous crucial motions in this matter, including securing a denial of L’Oréal’s motion to dismiss her clients’ complaint, and winning her argument on a case-dispositive claim construction issue. This case is set for trial in early 2021. Read more about the case in CBS’s coverage here.
Lusztig also currently represents Personalized Media Communications, LLC, owner of one of the world’s most valuable patent portfolios (according to an Ocean Tomo study) in a series of cases pending in the Eastern District of Texas against streaming media providers Google, Netflix, and Akamai. In those cases, Lusztig has authored and argued numerous winning briefs, earning the Court’s decision in her client’s favor on each claim construction issue she argued. The case against Akamai settled on favorable, confidential terms in late 2019. The cases against Google and Netflix are set for trial in the fall of 2020.
Lusztig takes seriously her commitment to seeking justice for her clients, no matter what their economic status. In addition to her recent pro bono win for New York University, she recently represented pro bono a former prisoner in a Section 1983 case arising out of an illegal strip search. In this case, key admissions Lusztig obtained in defendants’ depositions led to a sizable settlement for her client just before trial.
Lusztig is admitted to practice in New York, and has appeared and argued in a number of federal and state courts, including in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, D.C.