EducationJ.D., Boston University School of Law, 1985
B.A., Cornell University, 1982
New York State Courts
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
I EmpoWERED AMBITION WHEN I ASSISTED THE MANAGEMENT TEAM OF A GROUP OF FOOD COMPANIES TO DELIVER STELLAR RESULTS ON BRAND ENFORCEMENT, GROW THEIR IP PORTFOLIOS AND INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE COMPANY'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
My Practice Areas Are:
Trademark and Copyright Litigation
Trademark and Copyright Clearance and Counseling
Intellectual Property Portfolio Management and Growth
Global IP Licensing and Strategies
I have worked with:
Private equity funds/family offices with portfolios of food companies
Cheese and ice cream manufacturers, retailers and distributors
Jewelry, fabric and furniture designers
Founder and lead singer of a hard core band
Start-up eyewear company
Start-up sock company
Film production companies
MY GREATEST STRENGTHS ARE:
Keeping my eye on the client's goals in litigation
Delivering value for clients
Being invested in outcomes
Enjoying my work, my clients and my partners
Mentoring associates and being accessible
I WANT YOU TO KNOW:
I was appointed in 2017 by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Trademark Public Advisory Committee ("TPAC") of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
I have practiced IP law for over 30 years and have loved every day.
I function as In-house counsel to food and dairy companies.
WHAT MAKES ME UNIQUELY ME IS:
I am a native New Yorker and was born and raised in Queens.
I own and ride a Vespa.
I am a fan of Liverpool Football Club and have been to Anfield Stadium 3 times.
MY PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES ARE:
Member — TPAC
Board Chair of Nomi Network
Board Member — Cornell University Adult University
Legal Advisor — Women Across Frontiers Global Magazine
Member and Presenter — American Cheese Society
Member — Federation Internationale Des Counsels En Propriete Intellectuelle ("FICPI")
Committee Member — INTA
Industries of Focus
Cheese and Dairy
Wine and Sports Beverages
Textiles and Furniture
Eyewear, Clothing and Socks