Geoffrey Potter is a Partner and Chair of the Firm’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Practice Team. A highly-experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Potter litigates counterfeiting and product diversion cases on behalf of major corporations in diverse industries worldwide. These cases primarily involve counterfeit products with the potential to cause serious injury or death, including counterfeit medical devices, pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, beverages, health and beauty aid products, agricultural and industrial chemicals, and other consumer, industrial and electronic products. In addition to this work, Mr. Potter also litigates cases for and against financial institutions and investment funds, as well as cases concerning accountant liability, defamation, consumer and shareholder class actions, unfair competition, copyright, breach of contract and fraud. He has also conducted numerous securities and employment arbitrations and internal investigations involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, accounting improprieties and employee malfeasance. Outside of litigation, Mr. Potter counsels clients on integrated risk reduction solutions and best practices for avoiding counterfeiting problems. He advises on proactive methods to secure products and packaging against counterfeiters and diverters and on the development of programs to guard and monitor distribution channels.
J.D., 1988, New York University School of Law; B.A., 1984, Cornell University