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Career Experience

Attentive & Experienced Counsel


New York 
New Jersey 
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York 
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey



Union College (B.A., cum laude)
Brooklyn Law School (J.D.)


Super Lawyers - New York Metro

Top Women Attorneys - New York Metro

Best Lawyers in America 2020, 2022, 2023 - Copyright Law

Westchester Area's Outstanding Attorneys

Westchester Area's Outstanding Women Attorneys 

Westchester Area's Outstanding Young Lawyers

New York AI IP Excellence Awards - Best Trademark Attorney 2018

Top Attorneys - New York Metro Area's Outstanding Young Lawyers

New York State Bar Association 2022 Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteer Award

Pro Bono Partnership 2019 Volunteer of the Year

Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Award for Excellent Service (Inaugural Recipient)

New York State Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award


Chair, Board of Directors, 2013-Present


Associations and Pro Bono Activities

New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports (EASL) Law Section

  • Chair, 2004-2006

  • Executive Committee, 2000-Present

  • Editor, EASL Journal, 2000-Present

  • Editor, EASL Blog

  • Chair, Publications Committee

  • Creator and Co-Chair - EASL Pro Bono Committee 

  • Organizer and Volunteer, Pro Bono Legal Clinics


The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

New York Foundation for the Arts

  • Authored Intellectual Property and Contracts chapters in The Profitable Artist: A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts

BrandTwist’s Brand School


Broad River (Connect, Reflect & Grow)


Rivertown Chamber of Commerce’s Women In Business


  • Chair, Community and Volunteer Services Committee

  • Member, Westchester Advisory Committee

  • Executive Committee Member, Westchester Women

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar Presenter - New York Foundation for the Arts Copyright 101 Webinar 

  • Speaker - Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts "Copyright 101"​

  • Speaker/Panelist - Conference on Sports & Entertainment Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

  • Solo Guest - “Hearsay Culture” radio show, KZSU

  • Frequent Guest Lecturer - NYU Masters in Music/Business/Law Course 

  • Frequent Guest Lecturer - Brooklyn Law School Entertainment Law Clinic

  • Frequent Guest Lecturer - Hunter College Undergraduate Course: “Popular Music and the Music Industry”

  • Lecturer - Columbia University CTA Seminar Series: “Understanding and Managing Intellectual Property”

  • Lecturer - Manhattan School of Music

  • Lecturer - National Academy of Continuing Legal Education

  • Guest Lecturer - Various NYU Music Business Program Classes

  • Co-Organizer and Presenter - NYU Music Business Association Workshop

  • Co-Organizer/Presenter - EASL/St. John’s University School of Law Entertainment Law Symposium

  • Speaker/Panelist - NYSBA and Brooklyn Law School Spring Speaker Symposium: “Current Issues in CyberLaw” 

  • Speaker/Panelist - Brooklyn Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Symposium 

  • Speaker/Panelist - Philadelphia VLA program: “That’s Entertainment! Entertainment, Music and Film” 

  • Speaker/Panelist - Case Western Reserve School of Law CLE program: “Copyright in the Digital Age” 

  • Speaker/Panelist - St. John’s University School of Law Inaugural Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium

  • Speaker/Panelist - NY City Bar program: “Careers In Intellectual Property”

  • Regular Instructor - “HFA University - Copyright 101” classes to HFA management and employees

  • Judge - BMI Moot Court Competition Quarter Finals - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 

  • Judge - BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition

  • Judge - Blind Brook High School Mock Trial Competition (Westchester County, NY County-wide competition)

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