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Norman C. Simon

Partner

Phone: 212.715.7816 Fax: 212.715.8054 New York

Norman C. Simon is a seasoned trial lawyer who maintains a diverse litigation practice with a focus on advertising law. A co-chair of the Advertising Litigation Group, Mr. Simon represents global brands in false advertising disputes under the federal Lanham Act and in class action litigation brought pursuant to consumer fraud statutes, as well as in challenges before the National Advertising Division (NAD) and National Advertising Review Board (NARB). He also draws on his knowledge and years of courtroom experience to help clients avoid costly litigation, counseling them on a variety of advertising-related issues, including prospective claims, advertising clearance, and claim support.

 

Chambers USA — which rates Kramer Levin’s advertising litigation practice as one of the nation’s best — recognized Mr. Simon in 2013 and 2014, noting that he has done “excellent work in Lanham Act false advertising cases.” Legal 500 US — which also ranks Kramer Levin as “‘one of the best’ advertising litigation firms” in the nation — has recognized him as a “leading lawyer” in the field for five years (2009-2014), a lawyer his clients describe as a “great commercial litigator” known for his “practical approach and deep expertise,” and who “consistently delivers a high level of service and results.”

Mr. Simon’s commercial litigation experience is broad and includes employment, contract and licensing disputes. He recently represented a large financial institution in a federal action brought by a former high-level employee alleging various breaches of contract; all claims were successfully dismissed on summary judgment. Many of the matters Mr. Simon undertakes on behalf of companies and individuals are in connection with complex and high-profile investigations. For example, he led a team investigating estate claims on behalf of the Unsecured Creditors Committee of Residential Capital, LLC, a major mortgage services company, in the largest Chapter 11 case filed in 2012. Mr. Simon defended Bear Stearns in the criminal investigation of the collapse of two hedge funds related to the subprime mortgage crisis, as well as in related civil derivative cases. He also represented a senior scientist of a major pharmaceutical company in government investigations and civil proceedings involving the development and marketing of a leading pain medication.

Mr. Simon serves as the chair of Kramer Levin’s E-Discovery Practice and is a member of its Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Security Practice. He advises clients on data retention obligations, has conducted internal investigations on data loss, and handles electronic discovery litigation disputes.

A member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Mr. Simon has litigated a large number of pro bono cases — several of which have been high profile and precedent-setting in the area of LGBT civil rights. He also serves as co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation.

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J.D., cum laude, New York University School of Law, 1997
  • Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law, 1996-1997
  • Staff Editor, Annual Survey of American Law, 1995-1996
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B.S./B.A., summa cum laude, Binghamton University, 1994  
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New York, 1998
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New Jersey, 1997
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U.S. Supreme Court
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U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
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Honorable Alan B. Handler,  New Jersey Supreme Court, 1998 - 1999
    -New York City Bar Association
    -American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law (Private Advertising Litigation)
    -LeGal
    -Out in Law - Member of Leadership Board
    -New York Intellectual Property Law Association
    -Binghamton University Harpur Law Council
    -Lambda Legal - National Leadership Counsel
    -Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation Co-chair, Board of Directors
    Honors and Distinctions

    -Chambers USA Leading Lawyer Nationwide in Advertising Litigation (2013-2014)
    -Legal 500 US Leading Lawyer in Marketing and Advertising (2009-2014)
    -New York Super Lawyer for business Litigation (2011-2014)