Tamara L. Kapaloski
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Tamara L. Kapaloski

Associate
kapaloski.tammy@dorsey.com

Overview

Tammy helps her clients resolve their intellectual property and general business disputes both prior to litigation and through every stage of the litigation process.
Tammy has substantial experience assisting clients with their trade secret, employee mobility, trademark, trade dress and patent infringement issues, and also capably handles commercial disputes such as breach of contract and business torts.  Tammy has over a decade of experience assisting clients with their litigation needs and is skilled in all facets of complex civil litigation.

Education & Admissions

Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2004)

University of Utah (B.A., 1998), Magna Cum Laude

Admissions

  • Utah
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Experience

Representative Litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation:

  • Tammy assisted her client in pursuing its trade dress and trademark infringement rights and in asserting claims for false advertisement.  Tammy played a central role in successfully obtaining a preliminary injunction to protect her client’s trademark rights. 
  • Tammy played a leading role in a complex intellectual property dispute concerning theft-of-invention and trade secrets related to technologies aimed at driving nuclear waste classification and providing alternative waste disposal options.
  • Tammy obtained a favorable settlement and permanent injunction after top-level employees violated restrictive covenants in employment agreements and took trade secrets to new employer. 
  • Tammy successfully settled a dispute related to online terms and conditions (“clickwrap agreement”).
  • Tammy successfully litigated breach of non-compete obligations on behalf of a client leading to a favorable settlement.
Commercial Litigation:  
  • Tammy played a leading role in complex litigation involving a dispute between a manufacturer and a supplier under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Tammy successfully represented an insurance company in an action against one of the world’s largest reinsurance brokers.  After a nine-week jury trial, the trial team obtained a $24 million jury verdict on behalf of the client. 
  • Tammy obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of her client after a former employee brought an action related to the ownership of the company.  

Industries & Practices

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Tuesday Night Bar
  • David K. Winder IP Inn of Court
Tamara L. Kapaloski