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Founder and principal of Rome & Associates, A.P.C., Eugene Rome is an accomplished litigator and transactional attorney representing clients in both the United States and abroad in the areas of intellectual property law, domain name disputes and art law. He also possesses a wealth of experience in entertainment and business litigation.
Mr. Rome represents clients in matters involving Internet disputes as well as financial and electronic payment processing. For example, recently, Mr. Rome obtained a $2.4 million verdict with $1.45 million in punitive damages in a breach of oral agreement and fraud case arising out of a failed referral relationship in the complex international payment processing space. Mr. Rome has also prosecuted several payment processing disputes against foreign banks, during which he successfully established jurisdiction over the foreign banks in the United States and secured favorable settlements with the banks’ co-defendants.
Mr. Rome serves as outside counsel to domain name registrars, web service providers, lead generator companies and other Internet businesses. In a mass typosquatting case, he procured a $1.3 million judgment against all registrants of the infringing domains as well as individuals and companies monetizing the infringing domains. His domain name practice includes representing clients in intellectual property, compliance issues and other legal proceedings involving:
· Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
· Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)
· Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA)
· Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM) and analogous state law provisions
In addition to his work in Internet and business law, Mr. Rome has developed a niche in art law. Serving as co-counsel, he provided case strategy, discovery and litigation support in securing an $800,000 judgment in a forged artwork case on behalf of a Parisian art gallery. He has also litigated ownership issues to prominent Warhol works, represented partners in art promotion disputes and handled insurance disputes arising out of damaged and stolen art.
Mr. Rome is admitted to practice in California, both in federal and state courts. He is fluent in Russian and speaks conversational French.
Languages spoken: English, Russian
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Mr. Rome has a sharp legal mind and an affinity for creative solutions to a wide range of business situations. Whether transactional or litigation Mr. Rome has the knowhow and tools to meet and surpass his clients’ needs and expectations. I highly endorse this attorney.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Principal||Rome & Associates||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Fox & Spillane||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|ABA Antitrust Law Section publication||Visa Requires Change to Merchant Agreements||2006|
|The Green Sheet||Visa Requires Change to Merchant Agreements||2006|
|Loyola Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of California at Los Angeles||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|