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Troy Greenfield

Overview

Troy brings a unique perspective and skill set to his clients’ business deals. As a go-to business trial attorney for almost thirty years, he has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of a myriad of financing, energy, real estate, and other business transactions. While Troy continues to protect his clients’ interests in courtrooms and before regulatory agencies around the country, he also acts as outside general counsel helping to structure transactions that stand the tests of time and market fluctuations.

Building sound financial foundations

Troy’s considerable experience trying complex financing disputes affords him the vision necessary to anticipate and avoid potential problems that could threaten an otherwise successful transaction.

Energy industry advocate

Cost of capital and rate of return are just a couple of the challenging issues addressed in regulatory litigation. Troy’s experience presenting complex, technical issues to juries in federal and state courts around the country allows him to effectively advocate for large energy customers and utilities before regulatory agencies.

Experience

Experience

Finance and Securities

  • Representing the SEC-appointed receiver in Aequitas ‎matter, arising from the alleged fraudulent use of over $600 million dollars of investor funds.
  • Served as lead trial counsel in a successful $375 million fraudulent transfer and equitable subordination action for the Yellowstone Club, proving that a global financial institution engaged in predatory lending.
  • Secured summary judgment dismissal of $26 million securities claims against one of the most prominent broker-dealers in the country.

Energy

  • In 2018 alone, successfully negotiated contracts for the provision of 280 MW of electricity, including the construction of associated multi-million dollar facilities.
  • In a matter with extensive national media coverage, secured a permanent injunction preventing disclosure of confidential, proprietary data of a large, multi-state utility.

Intellectual Property

  • Successfully defended a manufacturer against multi-million dollar trade practices claims brought by a competing foreign manufacturer in Illinois federal court.
  • Successfully defended a prominent international vacation and hospitality provider against multi-million dollar copyright infringement claims brought by a photographer in Washington federal court.
  • Assisted numerous clients in rebranding and securing registration of market-leading trademarks.

Memberships & Awards

Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Complex Commercial Litigation Institute, Member
  • Schwabe Board of Directors, Member

Awards

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent, Peer Review Rated
  • Washington Super Lawyers, Commercial Litigation (2008-2016)
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Top Lawyer in Intellectual Property award

Resources & Ideas

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Copyright in the Arts,” Kirkland Arts Center

Speaker, “Copyright and Trademarks for Authors,” Pacific Northwest Writers Association

Speaker, “Surveys in Trademark Litigation,” Defense Research Institute Intellectual Property Seminar

Speaker, “Trademarks and Copyright for General Counsel,” PwC Corporate Counsel Forum.

Community Activities

Community Activities

  • King County Boys & Girls Clubs, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Bainbridge Island Little League, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Coached hundreds of children and young adults in hockey and fast-pitch softball

Services

Education

Admissions

Washington State Courts 

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington 

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington 

Oregon State Courts 

U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Outside The Office