Dirk Lasater is an associate in Williams Mullen’s Litigation group, where he represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, including intellectual property, commercial contract, financial services, and real estate development.
Dirk Lasater is an associate in Williams Mullen’s Litigation group, where he represents clients in intellectual property, commercial contract, financial services and real estate development disputes.
As an outgrowth of his intellectual property practice, Dirk represents clients in advertising-related matters, including prosecution and defense of false advertising claims brought under federal and state law. In addition, he helps clients avoid litigation through the creation, implementation and maintenance of advertising policies that comply with the Lanham Act, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidance and state law enforcement regimes. Dirk represents clients in intellectual property management issues as well, and he has provided advice to technology, medical and startup clients regarding licensing, brand management and prosecution of trademarks and copyrights.
Dirk also has extensive experience representing financial institutions in litigation arising from the 2008 financial crisis, and he has defended against claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) and various unfair and deceptive trade practice statutes.
Dirk maintains an active pro bono and volunteer practice and has represented individuals seeking political asylum, military service members in guardianship proceedings, consumers alleging fraudulent business practices and individuals seeking to secure rights for animals. He also has helped provide cancer patients with advanced medical directives, including living wills and powers of attorney. Dirk is licensed to practice in North Carolina only.