Charles Buffon brings vast experience and sophisticated understanding to the complex litigation, antitrust, consumer law and intellectual property issues facing our clients. He is also a recognized “expert in legal ethics,” cited and followed in a recent U.S. Patent Office disciplinary proceeding.
Mr. Buffon's practice encompasses class actions and other complex civil litigation, government investigations and consent negotiations, antitrust advice and dispute resolution, intellectual property litigation, franchise and distribution issues, trade regulation, consumer protection law, Internet security, advertising substantiation and professional conduct law. He has argued both antitrust and intellectual property cases before several Federal Courts of Appeal, appeared in court proceedings in federal and state courts in more than twenty states, engaged in numerous negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal and state government agencies, and has experience both in mediation and as a mediator. He also has extensive experience representing European and Asian luxury, fashion and cosmetic product manufacturers with respect to distribution in the United States.