Clint McCord is a partner in the Litigation Department of Edwards Wildman. His practice covers a broad range of civil litigation issues, focusing heavily on commercial disputes, class actions, insurance and intellectual property. Clint has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals in cases involving contracts, copyrights, insurance coverage and bad faith, computer fraud, cybersquatting, trademarks, consumer statutes, commercial torts, employment and real estate. He advises clients on every aspect of a dispute, from pre-lawsuit considerations through judgment or settlement. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal court. Clint spent the first four years of his career in the Los Angeles office of a national firm, after which he spent a number of years developing his litigation practice in boutique trial firms. Prior to law school, Clint worked as a journalist, and was a contributor to U.S. News and World Report
- Represented the nation's top licensor of housing damage estimating software in a $40 million copyright infringement lawsuit against a global engineering and construction firm, including successful defense of motions for dismissal and summary judgment on government contractor defense
- Represented national and regional commercial, property, casualty and health insurers in actions in state and federal court defending against claims for denial of coverage and bad faith
- Represented the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against a consortium of French banks for the fraudulent purchase of a bankrupt insurance company's bond portfolio, including a successful appeal to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the right to intervene in ongoing international litigation
- Represented Lloyd's of London's U.S. legal counsel in defense of class action lawsuit for fraud and malpractice by hundreds of Lloyd's investors
- Represented national media communications agency in repeated successful efforts to obtain injunctions against anonymous cybersquatters under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, including the permanent transfer of infringing domain names to the client
- Represented the nation's largest toy retailer in the largest two class actions in history under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, including a successful motion under 28 U.S.C. § 1407 to consolidate the cases in the Central District of California and the successful defense of motions for class certification in both lawsuits
- Represented the nation's largest real estate investment trust in a $15 million dispute over a commercial property purchase, including knocking out most of the plaintiffs' damages evidence prior to trial
- Represented a production company for faith-based and educational films in defense of competitor's copyright and trademark infringement claims
- Represented minority shareholder in the world’s largest internet baseball scouting company in a derivative action for fraud and oppression, including the forensic analysis and reconstruction of company financial records for the previous ten years
- Represented a large entertainment studio in defense of copyright infringement claims related to its programming, including victories in both the trial court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Recent Speaking Engagements and Publications
- Co-Author, “Do Not Track Me,” Corporate Counsel, May 18, 2011.
- Co-Author, “How to Respond to Recent Developments in Consumer Information Regulation,” Client Bulletin, March 23, 2011.
- Co-Author, "The Descent of Behavioral Advertising Class Actions," The Daily Journal, March 2, 2011.
- Co-Author, “Consumer Privacy Litigation Alert: A Rash of Behavioral Advertising Class Actions Have Been Filed Implicating Company Websites and Mobile Applications,” Client Bulletin, January 21, 2011.