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Harold P. Weinberger is a nationally recognized trial lawyer. Harold represents both plaintiffs and defendants in false advertising disputes under the federal Lanham Act, defends clients against class action litigation brought pursuant to consumer fraud statutes, and represents clients in other complex intellectual property and commercial litigations and arbitrations. He also represents advertisers and challengers in proceedings before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus and in appeals before the National Advertising Review Board (NARB).
Harold’s major false advertising matters include his representation of PBM Products, which manufactures store-brand infant formula. In one of the largest false advertising verdicts ever, a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia found Mead Johnson liable for falsely claiming that its Enfamil infant formula provided superior nutrition compared with store-brand infant formula manufactured by PBM.
In addition to advertising and consumer class action litigation, Harold represents clients in matters involving licensing and drug development agreements, copyright, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and other complex commercial litigations and arbitrations. Most recently he represented Johnson & Johnson in a suit against Guidant Corp. alleging breach of a merger agreement. After a bench trial in late 2014 and early 2015, but before decision, the case was settled by payment to Johnson & Johnson of $600 million.
Harold is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a distinction granted to only the top trial lawyers in the country. He has taught a seminar in false advertising law at Columbia Law School.
Last updated October 2018