Tony Falzone is the Deputy General Counsel at Pinterest, Inc. where he handles intellectual property issues and lots more.
Prior to joining Pinterest, Tony was a Lecturer at Stanford Law School and a co-founder of its Fair Use Project, which he led as its first Executive Director from 2006 to 2012. In the course of his work at Stanford, Tony represented conductor Lawrence Golan in his challenge to Congress’s constitutional power to remove works from the public domain, which he argued before the Supreme Court of the United States. He also represented visual artist Shepard Fairey in copyright litigation against The Associated Press over Fairey’s “Obama Hope” posters, and represented RDR Books as trial counsel in its copyright and Lanham Act dispute with J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers over the Harry Potter Lexicon. Those cases followed notable victories on behalf of the producers and distributors of the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed in litigation against Yoko Ono Lennon and EMI Records, on behalf of Professor Carol Shloss in her lawsuit against the Estate of James Joyce.