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Ryan A. Freeman

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Ryan Freeman assists clients with general litigation matters.

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Obtained permanent injunction in federal court against competitor of client that designed a sophisticated scheme to prey on client's market recognition and goodwill for an important dietary supplement brand. Our client, an over-the-counter brand manufacturer, recently acquired several established health care brands. During due diligence, we identified the scheme and filed an action in U.S. District Court for trademark and trade dress infringement and false labeling. To settle the lawsuit, the defendants agreed to a permanent injunction against infringement, abandoned all markets for the competing product, assigned any rights to their infringing marks to our client and paid a confidential but substantial sum to cover our client's attorneys' fees.

2016

Represented a fire extinguisher and fire systems service company involving a fire that occurred in a manufacturing facility located in Newport, Tennessee. Plaintiffs asserted allegations of negligence, breach of contract, breach of warranty and other causes of action. The damages alleged by plaintiffs were in excess of $31.5 million.

2016

Professional Biography

Overview

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Freeman interned in the narcotics and economic crimes sections of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia.

While attending law school, Mr. Freeman worked as a research assistant to Professor Rafael Pardo at Emory University, performing empirical research on bankruptcy matters relating to the discharge of student-loan debts. During his second year, he also led a team of students in writing a certiorari petition to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained permanent injunction in federal court against competitor of client that designed a sophisticated scheme to prey on client's market recognition and goodwill for an important dietary supplement brand. Our client, an over-the-counter brand manufacturer, recently acquired several established health care brands. During due diligence, we identified the scheme and filed an action in U.S. District Court for trademark and trade dress infringement and false labeling. To settle the lawsuit, the defendants agreed to a permanent injunction against infringement, abandoned all markets for the competing product, assigned any rights to their infringing marks to our client and paid a confidential but substantial sum to cover our client's attorneys' fees.

  • Represented a fire extinguisher and fire systems service company involving a fire that occurred in a manufacturing facility located in Newport, Tennessee. Plaintiffs asserted allegations of negligence, breach of contract, breach of warranty and other causes of action. The damages alleged by plaintiffs were in excess of $31.5 million.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Staff Member – Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal (2012 – 2013)
  • Notes and Comments Editor – Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal (2013 – 2014)
  • Recipient – Shapiro Writing Award for Excellence in Consumer Bankruptcy Writing
  • Finalist – Emory Moot Court Spring 2012 Intra-School Competition
Publications
  • "Student Loan Discharge - An Empirical Study of the Undue Hardship Provision of § 523(a)(8) Under Appellate Review," Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Volume 30 (2013)
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2014
    • Dean's Award Winner – International Legal Research, Secured Transactions
  • University of Tennessee, B.S., 2007, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2014

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