Carole E. Reagan’s practice focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. She has successfully represented business clients across a diverse array of industries, as well as prominent individual clients, in trademark, trade secret, and copyright litigation, consumer class actions, contract and real estate disputes, and unfair competition and other business tort matters. Carole is experienced in all aspects of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling through appeal. She also has substantial experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Representative clients include: Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Bed, Bath & Beyond, Inc., Shea Homes and Mission Viejo Company, Target Corp., Ralphs Grocery Co., El Torito Restaurants, Inc., and Playmates Toys. Carole was named in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America® list for Intellectual Property Litigation.
In addition to litigation, Carole regularly advises clients on other trademark matters, including trademark selection and use, registration of business and product names and logos, as well as infringement policing and domain name disputes.
Carole currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Law Center, Orange County’s provider of pro bono volunteer legal services, committed to providing access to justice for the County’s low income residents. She has handled several matters on a pro bono basis, including asylum, housing, and family law cases. She also provides pro bono trademark services for HomeAid America.
Carole has over 20 years of big firm experience. Prior to joining Umberg Zipser LLP, Carole was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and before that was of counsel at Morrison & Forester LLP.