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Jonah Knobler

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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

New York, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Complex Commercial Actions
  • Appellate
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Anti-Counterfeiting

Areas of Practice

  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Appellate
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Actions
  • False Advertising
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Trademark and Copyright Litigation
  • View More

Profile

Jonah M. Knobler practices in the Firm’s Litigation department. His practice centers on class action defense, false advertising litigation, and food-and-drug law. He also handles copyright and trademark litigation and key appeals.

Mr. Knobler has over a decade of experience representing global and national pharmaceutical, food, beverage, cosmetic, and dietary supplement manufacturers in high-stakes false advertising, consumer protection, civil RICO, and product liability suits. His practice has given him a keen understanding of FDA-regulated industries and the surrounding regulatory landscape. He frequently litigates and publishes on cutting-edge legal topics of interest to these industries, such as standing, preemption, class certification, damages models, innovator liability, and commercial free speech. He also founded and co-edits the Firm’s food, drug, and cosmetic false advertising blog, Misbranded.

In the IP arena, Mr. Knobler has litigated and settled numerous claims of copyright infringement, trademark infringement/counterfeiting, and “hot news” misappropriation. He has represented major media companies, consumer-product manufacturers, and individual artists. Mr. Knobler published one of the first major articles analyzing the copyright implications of Internet streaming and downloading, which has been cited in Nimmer on Copyright, the Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, and U.S. Supreme Court briefing.

Mr. Knobler has also handled high-value appeals across a range of subject areas, from false advertising to product liability to insurance law. He has briefed and/or argued appeals in both the state and federal systems, including in the U.S. Supreme Court and most federal Courts of Appeals.

Recently, Mr. Knobler was named a 2019 “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal, a designation that “recognizes the region’s most promising lawyers ages 40 and under.” Mr. Knobler was named to the National LGBT Bar Association’s 2018 “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40,” which recognizes LGBT legal professionals “who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.” He was also named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” each year since 2017, which recognizes “practitioners…aged 40 or younger [who] have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities…by peers and clients.” Mr. Knobler was listed in the Premier Appellate Lawyers directory in 2021. Premier Appellate Lawyers lists only one attorney and firm in each city and inclusion in the guide is by invitation only.

Mr. Knobler’s active pro bono practice focuses on voting rights and LGBTQ+ rights. For his pro bono work, he was named a 2019 “Defender of Democracy” by Common Cause.

From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Knobler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Knobler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frederic Block of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In 2004, Mr. Knobler held a McCleary Law Fellowship at the Human Rights Campaign.

    Bar Admissions

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits
    • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
    • New York

    Education

    • Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
      • Nathan Burkan Prize for Copyright Law (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
      • Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review
    • Harvard University (B.A., cum laude, 2003)
      • Phi Beta Kappa

    Areas of Practice

    • Anti-Counterfeiting
    • Appellate
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Complex Commercial Actions
    • False Advertising
    • Intellectual Property Litigation
    • Litigation
    • Products Liability
    • Trademark and Copyright Litigation

    Professional Career


    Professional Activities and Experience

    HONORS:

    • Common Cause “Defender of Democracy” (2019)
    • New York Law Journal “Rising Star” (2019)
    • National LGBT Bar Association “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40” (2018)
    • Benchmark Litigation “Under 40 Hotlist” (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
    • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
    • Premier Appellate Lawyers (2021)

    Articles

    Additional Articles

    Blogs

    Antitrust Update

    Antitrust Update Blog is a source of insights, information and analysis on criminal and civil antitrust and competition-related issues. Patterson Belknap’s antitrust lawyers represent clients in antitrust litigation and counseling matters, including those related to pricing, marketing, distribution, franchising, and joint ventures and other strategic alliances. We have significant experience with government civil and criminal/cartel investigations, providing the unique perspectives of former...

    Data Security Law Blog

    DataSecurityLaw.com is the firm’s resource for the latest news, analysis, and thought leadership in the critical area of privacy and cybersecurity law. Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security practice provides public and private enterprises, their leadership teams and boards with comprehensive services in this critical area. Our team of experienced litigators, corporate advisors and former federal and state prosecutors advises on a broad range of privacy and data protection matters...

    Misbranded

    Misbranded is Patterson Belknap’s blog covering false advertising litigation—both consumer class actions and competitor suits—with a particular focus on FDA-regulated products (foods/beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and dietary supplements).

    New York Commercial Division Decisions

    The blog is a source for insights and developments related to practice in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. This blog reviews key developments in the Commercial Division, including important decisions handed down by the Commercial Division and appellate court decisions reviewing Commercial Division decisions. The blog also covers changes and proposed changes to Commercial Division rules and practice, including revisions to the rules since January 2015. The...

    NY Patent Decisions Blog

    NYPatentDecisionsBlog.com is a source for the latest patent decisions from the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. The blog is authored by Patterson Belknap’s Patent Litigation practice group, whose members are highly experienced trial attorneys with extensive technical knowledge. Many have advanced scientific degrees and industry experience in fields such as communications, electrical and electro-optical technology, semiconductor technology, metallurgical...

    Second Circuit Criminal Law Blog

    The Second Circuit Criminal Law Blog is your place to follow the criminal law decisions rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. With a rich 225-year history of legendary judges like Learned Hand and Henry Friendly, the Second Circuit has long been known for writing important and thoughtful opinions on many subjects, including the criminal law. We review every published criminal law opinion handed down by the Second Circuit in order to provide you with a summary of the...

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