Mr. Auster has experience at all phases of litigation and dispute resolution, including drafting complaints and pre-trial motions, taking depositions, overseeing discovery and document review, and participating in trial proceedings. Some of his notable recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:
- Sirius XM and Pandora in trial proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board to determine sound recording performance royalty rates.
- eBay in a series of copyright and trademark infringement lawsuits in California federal court.
- National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation in litigation related to the restructuring of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and other Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bankruptcy proceedings.
Mr. Auster also maintains an active pro bono practice. He recently secured a favorable verdict for an asylum seeker at a hearing in U.S. Immigration Court. He also represents disadvantaged students with special needs in administrative proceedings. Mr. Auster has also taken and defended numerous depositions on behalf of the New York City Law Department in various tort actions against the City.
In 2020, Mr. Auster received a Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award for an article he co-authored entitled “Music Licensing Overhaul Signed into Law,” which originally was published in Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal.
Mr. Auster received his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham IP, Media and Entertainment Law Journal and a Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholar, and received his B.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.