Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1990.
Brandeis University , B.A., cum laude, 1983.
Memberships & Activities
Admitted to practice in New York; U.S. District Court,
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Committee on Entertainment Law, 2000 to 2004.
Committee on Sports Law, 1997-2000.
Member, New York State Bar Association, 1999 to 2003.
Committee on Intellectual Property of the Commercial and Federal
Mr. Markowitz is an experienced commercial
and intellectual property litigator who has practiced law for more
than twenty years since his graduation from Harvard Law School,
with honors, in 1990. During his career, he has represented
companies and individuals in all phases of civil litigation in state
and federal courts as well as in arbitrations. Mr. Markowitz was
named a New York-area “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine in
Intellectual Property Litigation in 2006 and in General Litigation
in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. In addition, Martindale-Hubbell® has awarded Mr. Markowitz
an AV rating, the highest Peer Review Rating available, in
assessment of his legal abilities and professional ethics. Before
founding Markowitz Law Group, P.C., Mr. Markowitz was a co-founder of Markowitz & Chattoraj LLP and a
litigation partner at Manatt Phelps & Phillips, which merged in 2004
with Parcher, Hayes & Snyder, the boutique litigation firm, where
Mr. Markowitz had practiced law for seven years. Mr. Markowitz began
his career as a litigator by working as an associate at Anderson
Kill & Olick and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
Mr. Markowitz has successfully represented clients in a variety of
litigations concerning, among other topics, copyright, trademark,
advertising, consumer class action, and securities. Notable results
that he has obtained for his clients include:
- Dismissal of more than thirty state and federal actions
sounding in breach of contract, negligence and fraud brought
against a promotions company for a sweepstakes game error that
resulted in thousands of participants believing each had won the
sole $100,000 grand prize;
- Appellant’s voluntary dismissal of appeal and stipulated
agreement to all relief sought by digital rights management
company in appeal on novel Digital Millennium Copyright Act
issues to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal
- Summary judgment in precedent-setting decision holding that
the federal Unordered Merchandise Statute does not provide for a
private right of action in consumer class action alleging
deceptive business practices;
- Summary judgment for members of rap group and their
publishing company in copyright infringement action based on
song featured on group’s double-platinum debut album;
- Dismissal of securities fraud and breach of contract action
brought against investment company for failure to complete $28
million purchase of Broadway lighting company;
- Dismissal with prejudice of RICO action against major
telecommunications company brought by its authorized
- Favorable settlement of invasion of privacy, defamation and
right of publicity action brought against record company and
popular recording artist by artist’s ex-girlfriend on basis of
autobiographical song featured on multi-platinum album; and
- Denial of preliminary injunction motion and voluntary
dismissal of complaint following evidentiary hearing in
copyright action brought against television network and creator
of award-winning television series for purported infringement of
plaintiff’s registered scripts and synopsis.