Resume

Counsel, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP [www]
2010 – present

Providing intellectual property and technology counsel and litigation services, including

  • Devised and implemented successful strategy to acquire misappropriated Twitter handle
    on behalf of technology company;
  • Advising graphic design firm regarding intellectual property matters, including trademark
    prosecution, and social media legal issues;
  • Counseling financial services technology start-up on trademark and IP issues;
  • Litigating on behalf of minority shareholders over misuse of corporate intellectual
    property, including famous marks;
  • Tried case on behalf of Metropolitan Transportation Authority against Lockheed Martin in
    $300+ million complex contract, software/technology, and construction dispute, conducted
    depositions and took trial testimony of software engineers and expert witnesses, and
    engaged extensive motion practice, including successful partial summary judgment;
  • Represented technology company to protect its trade secrets and trademarks against
    infringement and to resolve contract disputes;
  • Successfully overcame initial refusals by the U.S. Trademark Office to register trademark
    for foreign corporation;
  • Advised foreign counsel on U.S. trademark issues for the benefit foreign client; and
  • Advised media website on terms and conditions, membership policies.

Providing complex commercial litigation counsel and corporate advising, including

  • Vindicated improperly-terminated physician’s employment and tenure rights in state court;
  • Successfully appealed negative federal jury verdict on behalf of hospital defendant in
    employment matter leading to entry of full judgment in favor of our client;
  • Defeated insider trading action brought by FINRA Market Regulation, getting all charges
    dismissed (post-hearing briefing work);
  • Pursuing damages on behalf of investment advisor firm members against bank that reneged on loan agreement; and
  • Advising employees on severance and separation issues.
Associate, 2010-2015
Counsel, 2016-
Visiting Research Fellow, Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy [www]
2010 – 2011

Collected and evaluated scholarly writing on intellectual property as barrier to entry for World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)-commissioned research project. Contributed to the final report, which was published by WIPO.


Attorney, Salloway Law Group, P.C. [www]
2009 – 2010

Advised clients on potential claims and defenses in substantive areas including copyright, trademark, contracts, and real estate. Assisted out-of-state counsel with New York State procedural requirements. Evaluated strategic needs of the firm for acquisition and retention of clients, and expansion of business.


Litigation Associate, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
[www]
2005 – 2009
Summer Associate, 2004

Developed and implemented litigation strategies in collaboration with senior attorneys. Drafted pleadings, discovery requests and responses, motions, memoranda and correspondence. Conducted and defended depositions. Individually represented pro bono clients in personal legal matters, such as Social Security appeals, asylum, divorce and child custody. Substantive areas included trademark disputes, internal investigations, complex financial and accounting litigation, and securities litigation.

Representative matters included:

  • Defending international accounting firm in complex, large-scale fraud litigation arising from massive corporate bankruptcy
  • Investigating and seeking to shut down a wide-ranging products counterfeiting and distribution network on behalf of consumer products manufacturer
  • Conducting an internal investigation arising from allegations of stock options backdating at a medical services company
  • Evaluating potential claims and litigation risk arising from misrepresentations discovered after the conclusion of a merger agreement on behalf of major healthcare products manufacturer
  • Defending a major investment bank against a claw-back claim arising from large, complex bankruptcy, resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Engaging in research and strategy on behalf of major consumer electronics manufacturer in contract-based arbitration.
  • Advising commercial real estate developer on options arising out of threatened default by major tenant.

Fordham University School of Law [www]
LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law,  2010
  • Staff, Volume XX, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal

University of Pennsylvania Law School [www]
J.D., 2005
Honor:
  • James Wilson Fellowship in Law and Technology

Activities:

  • Articles Editor, Volume 7, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
  • Associate Editor, Volume 6, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law Research Group (Drafted and edited a new penal code, rules of criminal procedure, sentencing guidelines and prosecution guidelines for the Republic of the Maldives, a constitutionally Islamic nation, in addition to other projects as part of a faculty-supervised working group)

Public Service:

  • Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Economic and Cyber Crime Unit (Spring 2003)
  • ALI/ABA, Publications Office (Fall 2004)
  • National Constitution Center, Educational Office (Spring 2005)
Princeton University [www]
A.B. in Public and International Affairs (Woodrow Wilson School), 2002
Senior Thesis:
  • Fences Rather than Walls: Targeting Policy as a Solution to Global Internet Jurisdiction Disputes (Assessed policy approaches to jurisdictional issues posed by the Internet)

Publications:

  • Copyright Enforcement in the Cloud, 21 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 403 (2011) [pdf]
  • Co-author, Codifying Shari’a: International Norms, Legality and the Freedom to Invent New Forms, 2 J. Comp. L. (UK) 1 (2007) [pdf]
  • Comment, A Vintage Conflict Uncorked: The 21st Amendment, The Commerce Clause, And The Fully-Ripened Fight Over Interstate Wine And Liquor Sales, 7 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 279 (2004) [pdf]

Bar & Court Admissions/Professional Affiliations

  • New York, admitted 1/2006
  • New Jersey, admitted 12/2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • American Bar Association [www]
  • New York State Bar Association [www]
    • Member, Social Media Law Committee, Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, 2013-present
    • Coordinated and presented CLE programs on social media defamation
  • New York City Bar [www]
    • Member, Information Technology Law Committee, 2011-2014
  • New Jersey State Bar Association [www]
  • Copyright Society of U.S.A. [www]