Songmee Connolly has a diverse litigation practice, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes, intellectual property disputes and class action defense. Songmee has represented clients in both state and federal courts, including matters involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement, fraud, contract and statutory and common law unfair competition claims. She is also experienced with corporate internal investigations and has had an active pro bono practice including areas of fair use counseling and inmates' rights.
In law school, Songmee was Senior Articles Editor and an executive editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and president of the Boalt Sports and Entertainment Law Society. She was also a member of the Berkeley Law Foundation and Coalition for Diverse Faculty and Student Body. In law school Songmee also earned the Jurisprudence Award in Entertainment Law and externed for Professors Peter S. Menell and David Nimmer.
- Innospan Corp. v. Intuit Inc., et al., No. 3:10-cv-04422-WHA-JCS (N.D. Cal.): Representing Intuit and Mint Software in defense of trademark infringement, copyright infringement and related state law claims.
- Global Educ. Servs. v. Intuit Inc., et al., No. 2:09-cv-00944-RSL (W.D. Wash.): Defended and successfully settled class action alleging violations of Telephone Consumer Protection Act and RCW 80.36.400.
- Patrafico AG, et al. v. Doss, et al., No. 3:09-cv-02774 (N.D. Cal.): Defended and successfully settled complaint filed by Pez Candy that alleged copyright infringement, trademark infringement and related tort claims against the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia.
- La Russa v. Twitter, Inc., No. 3:09-cv-02503-EMC (N.D. Cal.): Represented Twitter in obtaining dismissal with prejudice of Lanham Act and related state tort claims arising from alleged unauthorized use of name and likeness.
- Neri & Russo Plumbing & Heating, Inc. v. Intuit Inc., No. 2:09-cv-02328-DMC-MF (D.N.J.): Obtained dismissal with prejudice of consumer class action that alleged tort and contract claims arising from company’s sunsetting policies.
- Create-A-Card, et al. v. Intuit Inc., No. 3:07-cv-06452-WHA (N.D. Cal.): Obtained and coordinated cross-border settlement of consumer class action that alleged various tort and contract claims arising from alleged software malfunction resulting in deletion of user data.
- Inter-Mark USA, Inc. v. Intuit Inc., No. 3:07-cv-04178 JCS (N.D. Cal.): Obtained enforcement of EULA and dismissal with prejudice of breach of implied warranty claim on motion to dismiss in consumer class action.