We are proud to present the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of the Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter. This issue starts with a delightful history of a jurisdictional quirk known as the “Italian Torpedo,” brought to you by Bradley J. Ra- boin. Vishwanath Kootala Mohan and Mari- ah Witt discuss the Supreme Court’s signifi- cant 2017 decision on the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act, Matal v. Tam, 137 S. Ct. 1744 (2017). Knobbe Martins’s Brian Claassen and Jus- tin Gillett recount the achievements of one of their firm’s founding partners, Don Martins, who was honored with the Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler Award at FBA/OC’s Annual Judges’ Night. This issue al- so includes a recap of the successful Behind the Bench event at our federal courthouse, graciously contributed by Andrew Gray and Ra- chel Bosley from Latham & Watkins’s Orange County Office. Final- ly, we introduce you to the Constitution Day program, an exciting new collaboration between the FBA/OC Young Lawyers Division and the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County that brings participating attorneys to local area middle schools to teach interactive lessons about the Constitution and the important foun- dations of our civil rights. Thank you to the authors for all your hard work and, as always, we welcome submissions for the next issue of the Newsletter. Brent S. Colasurdo Editor-in-Chief From the Editor FBA/OC P.O. Box 6130 Newport Beach, CA 92658 (949) 608-9905 www.fbaoc.com info@fbaoc.com Board of Directors To October 2018: Daniel P. Bane David B. Clark Jason de Bretteville Tony M. Diab Douglas J. Dixon Kiara W. Gebhart Andrew R. Gray Hon. Andrew J. Guilford Kenneth B. Julian Joey Liu Deborah Mallgrave Hon. Douglas F. McCormick Christopher H. McGrath Hon. James V. Selna Arjun Sivakumar Dennise D. Willett To October 2019 Hon. David O. Carter Brian C. Claasen Hon. Scott C. Clarkson Kate Corrigan Michael W. DeVries Hon. Jay C. Gandhi Lisa S. Glasser Richard J. Grabowski Joshua A. Jessen Damon D. Mircheff Chase A. Skolnick Chahira Soth Autumn D. Spaeth Hon. Josephine L. Staton Peter N. Villar Matthew K. Wegner Director Emeritus: Hon. Arthur Nakazato Page 2 FBA/OC FBA/OC NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS Brent S. Colasurdo Umberg/Zipser LLP 1920 Main Street, Suite 750 Irvine, California 92614 bcolasurdo@umbergzipser.com (949) 679-0052