Mr. Proctor, a Quinn Emanuel partner since 2006, focuses his practice on complex, high-stakes trial, post-trial and appellate litigation, with particular emphasis on intellectual property disputes involving copyrights, trademarks, design patents or trade secrets. Mr. Proctor also has an extensive background in complex tort and contract actions, including those involving claims of fraud, unfair competition and RICO violations. Mr. Proctor has represented Samsung in its design patent and trade dress “smartphone wars” with Apple, Mattel in intellectual property battles with MGA, Snapchat in defending against partnership claims brought by an alleged co-founder, and other entities and individuals in prominent disputes nationwide.
Mr. Proctor’s recent successes include: obtaining (and defending on appeal) a trade-dress injunction halting sales of competing product, prior to trial; defeating requests for permanent injunctions, despite verdicts and judgments of liability; obtaining vacatur of a nine-figure judgment on appeal; and obtaining orders rejecting purported nine-figure fraud claims on summary judgment.
Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Mr. Proctor graduated in the top 2% of his class from New York University School of Law, and clerked for the Hon. Charles P. Sifton, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Proctor has been voted a Southern California Rising Star.