Courtney R. Rockett
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Area of Practice
St. John's University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1998; Valedictorian; St. John's Law Review, President's Scholarship
University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., magna cum laude, Marketing, 1992; Beta Gamma Sigma; Blackstone-McGinnis Scholarship, Dean's List
Hon. Joseph M. McLaughlin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2000-2001
Hon. William C. Conner, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1998-1999
New York and Connecticut
United States Courts of Appeals: Second Circuit and Seventh Circuit
United States District Courts: Southern District of New York
Courtney R. Rockett's main practice area is complex civil litigation, with emphasis on antitrust, securities, entertainment, intellectual property, and complex commercial transactions. Representative clients include Zurich Financial Services Group, Fox Paine & Company, LLC, Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Mike Nichols, Neil Simon and Ron Howard.
At Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Ms. Rockett has been involved on the plaintiff side of major antitrust actions, including the representation of a regional sports and entertainment network in carriage and antitrust disputes with cable and satellite distributors. Ms. Rockett represents numerous authors, producers and directors, and provides strategic advice and consultation services to a variety of entertainment companies. Ms. Rockett has represented a multi-billion capital markets firm and its global financial services parent in a variety of cases involving complex structured products, derivatives and securities. Ms. Rockett was a member of the team that asserted novel federal securities fraud claims on behalf of Carl Icahn in connection with an effort by King Pharmaceutical shareholders to effectuate in improper merger with Mylan Corporation by engaging in a form of vote-buying through complex hedging transactions. Ms. Rockett was also a member of the team that exposed a $100 million Bahamian hedge fund fraud and was elected to membership on the fund's liquidation committee.
Before joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Ms. Rockett was an associate at the law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel. While there, her practice included asbestos-related class actions, real property, entertainment, antitrust, and intellectual property litigation. Representative cases included the defense of a major music distributor in an antitrust class action, and defense of a television network involving the successful challenge to copyright protection over one of the most famous speeches in history.
Selected Professional Awards and AssociationsAmerican Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
Selected Publications and Presentations
The Copyright Act of 1976 May Finally Answer the Question About a Tree Falling in the Woods, 45 J. Copyright Soc'y 118 (1997)
The BSF Report: Spring 2013 (03.08.2013)
Litigation Notes (Firm Newsletter Spring 2011)
Firm Report: January 2008 (Vol. 3, Issue I) (01.22.2008)
Firm Report: July 2006 (Vol. 1, Issue II) (07.01.2006)