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Founding Partner Fred Newman Named a Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal


New York, NY—September 3, 2019—Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP founding partner Fred Newman has been named a Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. He is one of only 31 attorneys selected to the 2019 list. His profile is available here.

Throughout his career, Fred has handled an array of commercial litigation matters, and has won numerous jury trials, bench trials, dispositive motions, and appeals in federal and New York state courts. Most recently, Fred won a $120 million decision in a precedent-setting trial over royalties for the Palm restaurant intellectual property, establishing the proper measure of damages for licensing famous name trademarks. In other groundbreaking cases, he served as lead counsel for Market Data Corporation in a suit against Dow Jones that settled before trial for $202 million, and successfully defended Paula Zahn’s talent agent in a highly-visible suit by Fox News after she left for CNN immediately before the 9/11 attacks, creating the right of first negotiation that is commonly used today in the media and entertainment fields.

Fred founded HNRK with Laura Hoguet and Dorothea Regal in 1996, and since then, has helped establish the firm as one of New York’s oldest and most successful women-owned law firms.

Fred is the fourth HNRK partner to be recognized in The National Law Journal’s Trailblazers series. Earlier this year, Randi May was named an Employment Trailblazer, and in 2018, Dorothea was named an Elite Boutique Trailblazer and John Kenney was named a White Collar Crime Trailblazer.



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