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Lee Popkin

Lee Popkin


Lee Popkin is an associate in the New York office, where she focuses on complex commercial litigation, including product liability and intellectual property disputes.  She has represented clients in state and federal courts across the United States, argued dispositive motions and appeals, taken and defended depositions, prepared witnesses for trial testimony, examined witnesses at trial, and argued trial motions.  Most recently, Lee was part of the trial team that secured two significant victories for the high-profile Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cases.

Lee also devotes significant time to pro bono matters, and was recently recognized by KIND for her work representing two sisters from El Salvador fleeing gang violence.

In addition to her active practice, Lee regularly contributes to the Firm’s false advertising blog, Watch This Space: Proskauer on Advertising Law.

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Veil-Piercing Under California Law – Heightened Risks for Fund Managers

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Veil Piercing/Alter Ego Determinations – How Fund Managers Can Protect Themselves

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