Richard P. Sybert

Richard Sybert is a senior partner and Chair of Gordon & Rees’s Intellectual Property practice group. He has a national and international practice representing and counseling major U.S. and foreign businesses in complex litigation and arbitration in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. His areas of expertise include all aspects of intellectual property including trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets; unfair competition including antitrust and trade secrets; and complex commercial litigation including franchise and contracts. He has substantial and successful jury trial experience. He is also a certified commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and is being certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in franchise law.

Mr. Sybert has extensive foreign experience and a significant part of his practice involves consulting on doing business abroad, especially Asia. He is fluent in various languages and is admitted as a solicitor to the High Court of Hong Kong. Prior to joining Gordon & Rees in 2001, Mr. Sybert served as General Counsel and Vice President of Lanard Toys, a Hong Kong based, U.S.-owned toy company with global operations, where he was responsible for the company’s legal affairs worldwide as well as business management of its U.S. operations.
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
MBA., Finance, Anderson School at UCLA
A.B., with great distinction, University of California, Berkeley