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Andrew F. Halaby

Andrew F. Halaby

Partner| Phoenix

An experienced business trial lawyer, registered patent attorney, and former professional engineer, Andy Halaby focuses his practice on intellectual property and technology litigation and professional responsibility matters.

Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation. Andy has served as lead counsel in dozens of intellectual property cases, including patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, cyberpiracy, trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, and deceptive advertising cases. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, in matters ranging from six to nine figures of liability exposure, involving many different products and services. Andy has litigated intellectual property matters throughout the western United States, including but not limited to the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California; the Districts of Arizona, Utah, and Montana; and the Superior Courts of Arizona and California.

Professional Responsibility and Other Matters. Having focused upon professional responsibility issues for many years, Andy also counsels lawyers and law firms on professional responsibility matters. The Chair of Snell & Wilmer’s Ethics Committee, he also serves as a member of the State Bar of Arizona Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and as a member of the Supreme Court of Arizona’s Independent Bar Counsel Attorney Panel, whose members serve as volunteer bar counsel investigating and prosecuting disciplinary complaints on the Bar's behalf.  From 2011 through 2014, he chaired the State Bar of Arizona’s Conflict Case Committee, which performed similar functions.

Andy also has widely varied commercial litigation experience, including securities, lender liability, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, derivative action, class action, ERISA, False Claims Act, data security, corporate governance, commercial real estate, trust and estate, corporate defalcation, defamation, and other complex commercial litigation matters. He has represented banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and broker-dealers, among many others.

  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1996)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, Kansas Law Review
  • University of Kansas (M.S., Environmental Health Engineering, 1992; B.S., Civil Engineering, 1990)
  • Adjunct Professor, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
    • Patent Litigation
    • Professional Responsibility
    • Trademark and Unfair Competition Law (2008-2011)
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Conflict Case Committee (2005-2014)
    • Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Intellectual Property Law
      • Editor, Landslide® magazine
      • Patent Litigation Committee, Willful Infringement Subcommittee, Co-Chair
    • Business Law Section
      • Business and Corporate Litigation Committee
    • Center for Professional Responsibility
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2016-present)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Copyright Law, Commercial Litigation (2013-2016)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • All Saints' Episcopal Church, Junior Warden and Vestry
  • University of Kansas School of Law Alumni Board of Governors
  • Valley Leadership, Class XXV
  • Genesis Program, Inc., Advisory Board
  • All Saints’ Episcopal Day School Tiger Dads Club
    • Co-Chair (2012-2015)
  • Phoenix Public Library Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • International Science and Engineering Fair
    • Board of Directors (2003-2005)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program
    • State Bar of Arizona Top Pro Bono Attorney (2005)
  • Black & Veatch, Consulting Engineer (1990-1993)
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office