DLA Piper Ex-Partner Opens Anti-Counterfeiting Firm

Law360, New York (December 21, 2009, 5:19 PM EST) -- A former DLA Piper LLP partner has launched a New York-based anti-counterfeiting and trade protection boutique to serve companies in industries such as fashion and luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, eyewear, sporting goods and software.

The Gioconda Law Group, helmed by Joseph Gioconda, opened its doors Monday.

Gioconda, most recently an equity partner at DLA Piper and who worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP before that, has 13 years' experience working on domestic and international trademark and anti-counterfeiting cases.

The idea for an anti-counterfeiting boutique sprouted six months...
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