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Dale Cendali is a nationally recognized leader in the field of intellectual property litigation, having successfully litigated and tried numerous high-profile cases, and having argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Her practice encompasses copyright, trademark, false advertising, patent, Internet, and trade secrets law, as well as defamation, the right of publicity, privacy, complex contract disputes and similar areas. Dale heads Kirkland's Copyright, Trademark, Internet and Advertising practice group.
Dale was named one of 25 "Icons of IP" by Law360. The National Law Journal selected Dale as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America." The Journal had previously named her one of "America's Top 50 Women Litigators," one of the "50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America," and one of "The Most Influential Lawyers" for media and entertainment. Dale has repeatedly been ranked as a "top tier" lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers USA, which describes her as "one of the best lawyers in the country" in her field, "renowned for her strong track record", "intellectual acuity" and "tough, hard-working attitude"; a "smartly aggressive" and "superb litigator" who "thinks quickly on her feet and vigorously defends her clients." Euromoney Legal Media Group also named Dale as "Best in Copyright [in] the Americas" at its inaugural Americas Women in Business Law Awards in 2012 and in 2013, and in 2014 was awarded "Best in Trademark [in] the Americas." Dale has been repeatedly included in Benchmark Litigation's "The Top 250 Women in Litigation", and was also selected as a Litigation Star in Benchmark Appellate. She was also selected as one of the "20 Most Influential Women in IP Law" by Law360. Managing Intellectual Property named her trial victory for J.K. Rowling on the high-profile "Lexicon" fair use case as the "Copyright Trial of the Year." IP Starshas named Dale one of the "Top 10 Women in IP." Dale was listed as one of Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers in America in the 2013-2014 guide. The Legal 500 U.S. recognized Dale as a "leading lawyer" in the area of trademark litigation. The World Trademark Review recognized Dale as a "Trademark Experts' Expert." IP Law & Business recognized her as one of the "Magnificent Seven – IP's Best Young Trial Lawyers." Dale was selected for The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Intellectual Property Law. She also has repeatedly been named by Super Lawyers among "The Top 100 New York Lawyers" and "The Top 50 Female New York Lawyers," and was profiled in the feature story "Truth, Justice and the Cendali Way" in the 2007 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Dale was also named "Outstanding Litigator: New York" at Managing IP's North America Awards in 2017. The American Lawyer profiled her as one of the high-profile lateral hires in 2009. Dale has been recognized by the Harvard Law Bulletin as one of Harvard Law School's "Nifty 50," celebrating 50 of Harvard Law School's alumnae.
Dale is also an adjunct professor at Harvard Law School, teaching copyright and trademark litigation. She is also a prolific writer and has long been active in the bar. In 2010, INTA elected Dale to serve as Counsel, the highest ranking position in the organization for an outside counsel. She also previously chaired INTA's Dilution and Enforcement Committees and currently chairs its inaugural Copyright Committee. Dale was also the Vice Chair of the Copyright Division and chair of the IP Special Issues Division for the IP Section of the ABA, and served on Council for the ABA IP Section. Dale is the former Chair of the Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and currently serves as chair of its IP Council, overseeing all of the City Bar's IP Committees. Dale is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Law School.
Last Updated 27th July 2017