Firouzeh Nur-Vaccaro, Partner

 

FIROUZEH NUR-VACCARO, Partner

As a partner at Kim Winston LLP, Firouzeh Nur-Vaccaro represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, drawing on her broad experience with commercial litigation for companies both large and small. She has handled a wide range of litigation in state and federal courts that, in addition to intellectual property, includes business torts, insurance coverage, lender liability, and class action law suits. Her experience includes both trials and appeals, as well as representing clients in mediation and arbitration. In addition to her practice in intellectual property law, Ms. Nur-Vaccaro handles all commercial litigation matters for the firm’s clients as well as drafting of commercial contracts.

Ms. Nur-Vaccaro has nine years of experience in commercial litigation at two leading law firms, Paul Hastings in Stamford, Connecticut and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld in Dallas, Texas. While there, she handled a heavy volume of intellectual property litigation, including cases for Qualcomm, Samsung, Kraft and others; represented Schering Plough in litigation related to a new drug application, and represented GE Medical Systems in a series of product liability and insurance coverage cases. Ms. Nur-Vaccaro served on the Pro Bono committee of the Dallas Bar Association and was given an Award of Excellence by the Dallas Bar Association for her pro bono work.

Prior to joining Kim Winston LLP, Ms. Nur-Vaccaro served as senior counsel to Russia’s first private mortgage bank, a subsidiary of Societe Generale, in Moscow, Russia. There she handled a wide range of legal matters, including drafting of international financing contracts, mortgage securitizations, and corporate restructuring issues.

Ms. Nur-Vaccaro received her B.A. with high honors in European Studies from Vanderbilt University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where she was an editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. While at Vanderbilt Law School, she was a finalist in the Appellate Advocacy Competition and served as an intern to Judge William C. Koch on the Tennessee Court of Appeals. An avid traveler, Ms. Nur-Vaccaro is fluent in Russian and Persian.

Ms. Nur-Vaccaro is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Texas, as well as federal courts in those states and in New York.

 

Representative Matters:

Represented Qualcomm in landmark lawsuit against Ericsson involving allegations of patent infringement, unfair competition and violations of the Lanham Act

Represented large pharmaceutical company in arbitration involving hundreds of millions of dollars arising out of new drug development program in Japan

Defended major manufacturer of medical equipment in case alleging claims for breach of warranty and fraud, based on alleged defects in equipment

Defended computer manufacturer in case alleging breach of warranty, based on allegedly malfunctioning computer parts, obtaining complete dismissal of case

Represented a Fortune 50 company in a complex arbitration involving more than $100 million in insured losses on an international loan portfolio

Represented U.S. Trust in defeating class certification in multi-billion dollar case alleging mismanagement of a large cap growth product offered through various brokers

Successfully defended GE Asset Management in two lawsuits related to its real estate investments

Represented large mortgage insurance company in two lawsuits connected to its rescission of insurance coverage for hundreds of fraudulent subprime loans

Represented Treasurer of the State of Connecticut in lawsuit against private equity firm Forstmann Little, resulting in complete jury victory for client on all counts

 

Contact Information:

Phone: (856) 520-8038

Email: firouzehnurvaccaro@kimwinston.com

129 W. Evesham Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043

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Education & Admissions:

Education

J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1997

B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1994

 

Admitted to Practice

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Connecticut

Texas

U.S. District Court, N.J.

U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y.

U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y.

U.S. District Court, D. Conn.

U.S. District Court, N.D. Tex.