ROBB HARVEY

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Robb Harvey

Experienced litigator for high-stakes matters

Robb Harvey has more than 30 years of trial experience, appearing in lawsuits in dozens of federal and state courts across the country. His practice focuses on complex intellectual property, entertainment, media, commercial and franchise litigation involving substantial damages claims. A strategist and problem-solver, he has established a reputation among clients and peers as the professional to turn to for expedited results, especially when the stakes are high and involve pressing issues such as a threat to stop business operations or competition, a demand for a prior restraint on publication by a content provider, or the release of a new product or service.

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In Robb's free time, he enjoys outdoor sports and spending time with his family. Robb also spends time working with several non-profit organizations and Bar associations.

Robb's Related Experience

Summary judgment awarded in copyright case for hit country music songwriters

Secured summary judgment for hit country music songwriters after being accused of copying a song by someone who had participated in a songwriters’ workshop. Following extensive fact and expert discovery, the court found a lack of substantial similarity between the hit song and the accusing song.

Waller defends national franchisor in termination case

Lead counsel for a national franchisor in damage restoration industry in termination case involving contract/discrimination claims.

Representation of multiple national franchisors

Represented for decades in litigation multiple national franchisors in the damage restoration, hospitality and restaurant industries as lead as well as local counsel.

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Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1985
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University, Engineering Science, 1982

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Recognitions

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Professional Involvement

  • At-Large Member, Governing Board, American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law
    • Governing Board Member
    • Chair, Nominating Committee (2017-19)
    • Chair, Membership Committee (2016-)
  • Media Law Resource Center
    • Chair, Intellectual Property session 2018 & 2016 bi-annual conferences
    • Facilitator/Publication Torts session for 2014 bi-annual conference
    • Chair, Newsgathering session, 2012
    • Past Chair, Trial Committee
    • past Vice Chair, Newsgathering Committee
  • Served on ABA Litigation Section Subcommittee that drafted Model Trademark Jury Instructions published by ABA (2008)

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Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America, Middle Tennessee Council Executive Committee; Chair, Membership Standards Committee; Legal Counsel
  • Tennessee Advisory Committee on Open Government, appointed by the State's Comptroller (past member, representing Tennessee Association of Broadcasters)
  • Vanderbilt University Bill Wilkerson Hearing and Speech Center, Advisory Board Member

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