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Anne-Marie D. Dao

Associate

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Anne-Marie represents clients in a wide variety of intellectual property, complex commercial, real estate, and class action defense matters. Anne-Marie’s litigation experience includes trademark infringement, copyright infringement, defense of corporate clients against class action suits alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and representing clients in lease disputes in both federal and state court.

Anne-Marie also counsels litigation clients on various business issues and manages disputes through alternative dispute resolution.

Before joining the firm, Anne-Marie was a litigation associate at a law firm in Silicon Valley. There, her work focused on trademark, trade secrets, and copyright litigation as well as complex commercial litigation. She also was in charge of the firm’s pro bono program.

Prior to law school, Anne-Marie worked as an honors paralegal specialist in the Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section of the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.

Education

  • University of California - Davis (JD)
  • University of California - Irvine (BA, with honors)

Involvement

  • Member, J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court
  • Former Executive Committee Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Former Social Media Liaison, Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of California
  • 9th Circuit Reporter, New Matter, Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Chair, Litigation Interest Group, Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of California

Languages

- French

- Vietnamese

Viewpoints

Viewpoint
Read about recent TCPA cases and FCC comment periods on automatic telephone dialing systems, call blocking technologies, and a proposed emergency use exemption to the TCPA.
Viewpoint
In this issue, we look at industry comments on the FCC’s report on robocalling and efforts to urge the agency to reconsider its reassigned numbers database proposal. In addition, we examine a recent circuit split on what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) in the Third and Ninth Circuits and what that means for TCPA defendants. The split follows the D.C. Circuit’s May 2018 decision in ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission, which set aside the FCC’s “unreasonably expansive interpretation” of what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system.

This issue provides insurance information for companies facing TCPA lawsuits and identifies the types of policies and provisions that may offer coverage. You will also find an update on the status of the proposed reassigned numbers database as well as information about a new FCC Public Notice, released August 10. Comments on the Public Notice are expected to lay the groundwork for the FCC’s next major action on call blocking and methods to eliminate illegal robocalls.

This issue includes an update on activity at the FCC, specifically the agency’s progress in evaluating comments received in several ongoing TCPA proceedings. In addition, in our Class Action Update, we look at the current understanding of what constitutes an ATDS and why, in the wake of ACA International, it may be more difficult for plaintiffs to demonstrate that the companies they are suing used ATDS devices.

After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia released its highly anticipated decision in ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission, courts have been addressing issues raised in that case. We previously summarized the opinion — which raises four issues, one of which is what constitutes an Automatic Telephone Dialing System (“ATDS”).
In this issue, we look at recent TCPA-related activity at the FCC, including the agency’s reevaulation of some TCPA rulings as well as a notable fine levied against a robocaller for malicious spoofing. In addition, in our Class Action & Litigation Update, we look at recent district court rulings offering different interpretations of what constitutes an ATDS, and consider where this split between the circuits leaves TCPA defendants.

This month we consider the Ninth Circuit’s pending Crunch ruling and how the decision may affect parties defending TCPA cases. You’ll find the story in our Class Action & Litigation Update. Our Legislative Update offers a quick review of the recent US House and Senate hearings on illegal robocalls. For a roundup of TCPA-related developments at the FCC, please see our Regulatory Update.

Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. was recently successful in obtaining dismissal of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Class Action Complaint filed against it by Amy Viggiano. The reason? Because Ms. Viggiano failed to properly opt-out of receiving text messages.

On May 18, 2017, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a copyright infringement complaint and added further to a circuit split on when copyright “registration” occurs for purpose of filing a copyright infringement complaint.

Events

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2016

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