Contingency Copyright Litigation
Sen Law is dedicated to the proposition that all clients deserve sterling representation. Some clients find that they prefer to enforce their copyrights and and other intellectual property on a contingency or modified billing basis. These clients include established companies that prefer to allocate their share of the risks and rewards associated with litigation with their attorneys, and individual artists and early-stage companies that have limited operating capital to conduct copyright litigation.
There are many ways to structure your retention relationship with an attorney, such as a fixed-price for services rendered on a per-project basis or an hourly rate for services rendered. Our attorneys will conduct litigation on behalf of a client for an agreed upon share of any settlement or damages that are obtained in a contingency-based copyright case. Our attorneys thus share the risks and incentives associated with conducting litigation with our clients. Our compensation in your copyright infringement case is tied to the outcome and you will not owe attorneys’ fees if we do not recover damages or a settlement.
Retaining attorneys on a contingency basis is sometimes compared to obtaining insurance. A client can hedge against the possibility they will have to pay attorneys fees on a case in which they receive an unfavorable result, or in situations where attorneys fees comprise a substantial portion of the resulting damages or settlement.
We also represent clients in copyright cases under hybrid retention structures, under which you are responsible for a portion of our services on an hourly basis and supplement the remainder on a contingency basis. A successful attorney-client relationship may take many, many different forms. Sen Law believes that in tailoring our retention relationships with our clients so that it provides an optimal allocation of risks and incentives, for both our firm and our clients.