Attorney & Business Counsel
In addition to affordable hourly rates, the Firm is open to alternative fee arrangements - contingency, flat fee, project-based, or hybrid - that allow clients to pursue their legitimate claims or defenses without attorney fees dominating their decision-making.
A.E. Engel & Associates, LLC
Founder and Principal
Jun 2009 - Present
Federal and state court practice focused on general commercial litigation and counseling, with a special emphasis on representing individuals, start-ups, and small to medium sized businesses. Substantive practice areas include intellectual property litigation and counseling, including representing authors, entertainers, inventors, and software engineers and web designers.
DL Rothberg & Associates, P.C.
Jun 2007 - Jun 2009
Federal and state court practice, ranging from representation of small family businesses in state court actions to participation in nationwide MDL litigation in the SDNY. Honed skills in drafting initial pleadings, significant document, deposition and expert discovery, and substantive motion practice, which resulted in dispositions favorable to clients.
Feb 2003 - Feb 2006
Drafted briefs, pleadings, discovery documents, legal memoranda, contracts, and settlements in various areas of commercial litigation, including intellectual property, entertainment, major commercial agreements, arbitration, fraud, securities, employment, and ERISA. Argued substantive and procedural motions, negotiated settlements, advised in-house counsel, engaged in depositions.
Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (now Wilmer Cutler Hale & Dorr)
Jun 2000 - Dec 2002
Engaged in all levels of commercial litigation. Advised in-house counsel on employment matters, including discrimination and non-compete claims. Assisted in bankruptcy proceedings. Drafted legislation, wrote legal opinion to House Subcommittee on pending legislation, and assisted other lobbying efforts. Received pro bono service award.
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Law Clerk to Hon. Napoleon A. Jones, Jr.
Aug 1999 - Jun 2000
Drafted bench memoranda and draft opinions and served as courtroom deputy.