Kaleb McNeely

Kaleb McNeely



As an associate in the Trial Group, Kaleb practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation, representing clients in a variety of contractual and tort-related disputes.

Kaleb’s litigation experience includes bankruptcy, employment, consumer finance services, patent, trademark, securities, antitrust, environmental, hospitality, and corporate governance matters. He has litigated cases in federal and state courts in multiple jurisdictions, as well as before the International Trade Commission.  Kaleb also advises clients on consumer warranty issues.

Kaleb is a frequent contributor to Dorsey’s critically-acclaimed IP Blog, TheTMCA.com, which focuses on legal developments in the world of Trademarks, Copyrights, and Advertising. TheTMCA.com was named one of the “Top 50” law blogs by the ABA Journal in 2017.

Education & Admissions

Columbia Law School (J.D., 2010), Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Thomas Aquinas College (B.A., Liberal Arts, 1997)


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Japanese (proficient)


Representative Litigation

  • Achieved favorable settlement for water filtration distributor in multi-million dollar litigation with manufacturer.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for multinational toy manufacturer in multi-district trademark litigation.
  • Represented multinational card brand in multiple TTAB trademark cancellation proceedings.
  • Represented nutritional supplements company in trademark action. 
  • Defended housewares distributor in patent infringement action.
  • Represented corporate defendant in multiple antitrust class action suits.
  • Advised electronics manufacturer regarding online consumer warranty issues. 
  • Represented Ugandan LGBTI rights organization in lawsuit against U.S.-based anti-gay campaigner.
  • Represented multinational footwear manufacturer in trademark infringement action in the Southern District of New York and related state court breach of contract action.
  • Secured favorable settlement for corporate defendant in breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract action in the Southern District of New York.
  • Achieved favorable settlement for corporate client and its officers in a shareholder action in Delaware Chancery Court for alleged breaches of fiduciary duties related to a merger worth nearly $1 billion. Represented same client in an appraisal action arising out of that merger.
  • Represented multinational corporate client in defending against complex, multi-party environmental claims in various domestic and foreign jurisdictions.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for resort owner in its action for breach of fiduciary duty against a hotel management company. Represented same client as special litigation counsel in related bankruptcy proceedings before U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii.
  • Defended high-tech manufacturer in multi-district patent infringement action (International Trade Commission and multiple district courts) and procured favorable global settlement of matter.
  • Achieved favorable settlement for corporate director in an action for alleged breach of fiduciary duties in connection with proposed corporate transaction.
  • Procured favorable settlement for individual plaintiff in an employment matter relating to failure to pay promised compensation.

News & Resources


Twombly at the TTAB – Abandonment Allegations Found Sufficient
Third Circuit to Debt Collectors: “Use Your Real Name”
“No beer flow” – NHL sues seller of Stanley Cup-themed beer cups for trademark infringement
Major Companies Receive FTC Warranty Warnings
Vegas Hockey Team Faces Off Against The U.S. Army Over Trademark Dispute
OCC’s Proposed Charter for Fintech Companies in Limbo
"Plausibility in the Eye of the Beholder: Circuits Address How to Read Twombly," American Bar Association Antitrust Magazine
Law Firm Attempts to Resist Subpoena by Arguing CFPB is Unconstitutional
Much Ado About Shoe Designs – Favorable Rulings for Adidas on Summary Judgment in Skechers Trademark Dispute
A Review of the Law Governing Qualified Written Requests
Eleventh Circuit: Arbitration Clauses Are Like Makeup – They Only Cover So Much
LVL XIII and Louis Vuitton Go Toe-To-Toe Over Toe Plates
Unwanted Baggage: Asset Acquisition and Successor Liability
CFBP Supervisory Highlights – January 2016 to April 2016
The Long Arm of the CFPB
"When is an Administrative Action Barred by the Dodd-Frank Act’s Three-Year Statute of Limitations? Never, According to the CFPB," Consumer Financial Services Legal Update
Louis Vuitton and My Other Bag – Do You Get The Joke?
Superman, Superdad, and the Limits of a Trademark Parody Defense
"'Is This The Party To Whom I Am Speaking?': Third Circuit Okays TCPA Suit Against Bank Over Call Meant For Roommate," Consumer Financial Services Legal Update
"The Beginning of the End of Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Finance Contracts?," Consumer Financial Services Legal Update
Recent Changes to the Law Governing Qualified Written Requests, Consumer Financial Services Blog

News & Press Mentions

Super Lawyers Recognizes 19 Dorsey Lawyers in New York

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Technology
  • Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management


  • Listed as a “Rising Star” by New York Super Lawyers, 2018
Kaleb McNeely