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Courtney R. Rockett


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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 complex commercial transactions, partnership disputes, securities, antitrust, entertainment and intellectual property.  Representative clients include Tory Burch, LLC, Kunhardt Productions, Inc., Ron Howard, John Lurie, Neil Simon, Sony Corp. and its U.S. affiliates, Zurich Financial Services Group, Fox Paine & Company, LLC, Freestream Aircraft (Bermuda) Limited and Gama Aviation, Inc. 

At Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Ms. Rockett serves as lead strategy counsel for her clients’ most high-stakes, sensitive litigation matters.  She is an aggressive litigator with a strong track record of obtaining exceptionally favorable settlements for her clients, including after taking over and re-framing cases that had already gone far down another road.  Ms. Rockett is currently part of the data privacy and cybersecurity team providing crisis management and response guidance to the firm’s clients. 

In 2014, Ms. Rockett was appointed District Leader for the Ninth Judicial District and member of the Executive Committee of the New York Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.  Ms. Rockett has also been named one of the top lawyers in the New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine.

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 Associations

American Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Selected, New York-Metro Super Lawyers, 2013, 2015, 2016


The Copyright Act of 1976 May Finally Answer the Question About a Tree Falling in the Woods, 45 J. Copyright Soc'y 118 (1997)

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54 BSF Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers in 2013 Super Lawyers Magazine (2013 Super Lawyers)

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Firm Report: January 2008 (Vol. 3, Issue I) (01.22.2008)

Firm Report: July 2006 (Vol. 1, Issue II) (07.01.2006)