Simon Frankel focuses his practice on copyright and trademark litigation, Internet privacy and technology disputes, consumer class actions, and legal issues related to visual art. He is chair of Covington’s Intellectual Property Rights practice group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He has been consistently recognized as a leading intellectual property lawyer by several publications, including Best Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation.
Mr. Frankel has handled a wide range of copyright and trademark matters, including working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on anti-counterfeiting programs and policy work before the U.S. Copyright Office in rule-making and other proceedings as well as right of publicity and false advertising disputes. He has also led defense of numerous consumer class actions, including unfair competition and false advertising claims under California Business and Professions Code Section 17200, and Internet privacy claims under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Mr. Frankel is a recognized authority in the field of art law, where he has handled disputes involving cultural property claims, title disputes, moral rights claims, and resale royalties. He teaches a class on Art and the Law at Stanford Law School.