Gary Reback

Gary Reback is of counsel in the Litigation Practice Group of Carr &¬†Ferrell. Mr. Reback specializes in intellectual property and trade regulation litigation and counseling. He has represented many of Silicon Valley’s best known companies in high profile litigation and transactions and has won many technology cases in the Federal trial and appellate courts around the country, including Lotus v. Borland in the United States Supreme Court.

Over the years, Mr. Reback has been named to the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” list by the National Law Journal, The “Elite 100″ by Upside Magazine, the “Top 100″ by Micro Times, and “Lawyers of the Year” by California Lawyer Magazine. He has been profiled in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, The Financial Times, and Business Week, among other publications.

Perhaps best known for authoring the widely read “White Paper” successfully opposing Microsoft’s acquisition of Intuit, Mr. Reback was counsel for the Anonymous Amici, opposing the Justice Department’s first consent decree with Microsoft. He is generally credited with spearheading the efforts leading to the U.S. Government’s prosecution of Microsoft.

Mr. Reback has written articles for Forbes and other business publications and is an advisor to a number of Silicon Valley start-up companies. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his law degree from Stanford University.

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December 14, 2009
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January 28, 2010
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January 28, 2010
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February 4, 2010
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February 4, 2010
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February 11, 2010
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February 18, 2010
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