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Joseph C Gioconda, Esq

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Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Joseph C. Gioconda has an impressive track record both inside and outside the courtroom. He has successfully litigated cases against some of the toughest counterfeiters and infringers, and has recovered multi-million dollar judgments and permanent injunctions against companies selling illicit merchandise and infringing his clients' Intellectual Property rights. He has also assembled and managed teams of lawyers and investigators across the globe to combat counterfeiters in the factories, storerooms and underground hideaways where they operate.

Mr. Gioconda spent nearly a decade as a partner and associate at the prestigious litigation powerhouse KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP, a firm that is widely known for having some of the best Intellectual Property lawyers in the United States.

Mr. Gioconda was most recently an equity partner of the world's largest legal service provider DLA PIPER LLP (US), which represents more than half of the Fortune 250. He was responsible for the Trademark Litigation and Anti-Counterfeiting practice in the firm's New York office.

Mr. Gioconda earned his law degree from YALE LAW SCHOOL where he edited three law journals. He also worked with the UNITED STATES SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITEE drafting intellectual property-related legislation along with Senator Grassley and Senator (now Vice President) Biden.

Mr. Gioconda is widely quoted in the international press in the field of anti-counterfeiting, and has been a commentator in THE NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, on CNN and MSNBC. He has been profiled in the book KNOCKOFF: THE DEADLY TRADE IN COUNTERFEIT GOODS, by British author Tim Phillips.

Mr. Gioconda has also worked at the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK), assisting in the prosecution of major crimes and frauds. He was appointed SPECIAL COUNSEL TO THE KING'S COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE and successfully defended convictions for violent crimes on appeal. Mr. Gioconda has personally trained hundreds of U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL agents to identify and seize spurious merchandise at the nation's borders.

He founded the Gioconda Law Group in 2009 to create a law firm that would focus exclusively on providing high quality brand protection litigation, investigations and strategic counseling.

Mr. Gioconda is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, to numerous Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, United States Federal District Courts, and to the Bar of the State of New York.

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