Representative matters of Mr. Tracer’s include:

  • UMG Recordings, Inc., et al. v. Grande Communications (W.D. Tex.) and UMG Recordings, Inc., et al. v. RCN Telecom Services, LLC et al. (D.N.J.): Representing the RIAA in two separate copyright infringement actions against two ISPs – Grande Communications and its sibling company RCN Telecom Services – for allowing customers to commit massive infringement using BitTorrent.
  • UAB "Planner5D" v. Facebook Inc. et al. (N.D. Cal.): Representing Princeton University in an action brought by a Lithuanian website alleging copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets against Princeton and Facebook for using digital images and data files from the plaintiff’s site as part of ongoing research into machine vision.
  • MGFB Properties, Inc. v. ViacomCBS Inc. (N.D. Fla.): Representing ViacomCBS and 495 Productions in trademark infringement action brought by owners of the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package & Oyster Bar related to title of MTV Floribama Shore.
  • Successfully defended a manufacturing company against all claims for damages in a multi-party ICC arbitration concerning claims for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Representative pro bono matters include:

  • Wittes v. Dep’t of Homeland Security (D.D.C.): Representing journalist in FOIA litigation seeking DHS records related to intelligence reports generated based on surveillance of First Amendment protected activity.
  • Kennedy v. McCarthy (D. Conn.): Obtained classwide settlement on behalf of Army veterans who received less-than-Honorable discharges due to misconduct attributable to PTSD or other mental health conditions. As a result of the settlement, the Army agreed to reconsider thousands of its discharge status decisions.
  • Akiho v. LeBoeuf (S.D.N.Y.): Obtained settlement on behalf of contemporary music composer who alleged that another work infringed the copyright in one of his compositions.
  • Jam v. Int’l Finance Corp. (US Supreme Court): Filed amicus brief on behalf of Professors of International Organization and International Law.