Daniel Scott Schecter is a litigation partner in the Century City office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Schecter previously served as Vice-chair of the firm's global Litigation & Trial Department and Chair of the Los Angeles Litigation & Trial Department. His practice focuses on litigating and trying to verdict intellectual property, technology, and entertainment cases and complex business disputes.
Mr. Schecter has represented clients in a wide range of matters involving trade secret misappropriation; software development and implementation; trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent infringement; false advertising and unfair competition; motion picture and television distribution; violation of rights of publicity; and class action defense. Mr. Schecter also has represented a number of clients in disputes arising out of merger and acquisition transactions and financings, insolvency proceedings, and fiduciary duty and other claims against directors.
Mr. Schecter’s clients include motion picture and television studios, major sports franchises; premier technology and e-commerce companies; entertainment and sports labor unions; consumer products companies; and major private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies.
Before joining Latham & Watkins in 1994, Mr. Schecter was a law clerk for Senior Judge Irving Hill of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Schecter was named by IP Law & Business as one of the top 50 intellectual property attorneys under age 45 for 2008; ranked as one of the top 10 copyright lawyers in California by the Daily Journal; identified as a leading litigator in the Euromoney Institutional Investor Benchmark: Litigation 2008 guide (with the guide noting that he "contributes to the firm's strong reputation in intellectual property disputes"); and recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation from 2009 to 2016.