Vanessa concentrates her practice in the area of intellectual property litigation. She brings over two decades of experience representing and counseling major U.S. brands, media companies, and Fortune 500 companies on intellectual property issues related to the protection and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents, as well as issues related to breach of contract and unfair competition. She has garnered extensive experience representing and defending clients in various IP and contract-related disputes with a particular focus on the consumer products, fashion, music, computer, media, and technology industries.
Vanessa’s clients also turn to her for strategic management and protection of their IP portfolios and for risk management strategies relating to the use of third-party IP. She has conducted legal reviews and clearances related to product packaging, advertising, social media, websites, software, and data.
Vanessa also has extensive experience in media and entertainment law, including counseling clients on issues involving music licensing, podcasting, webcasting, rights of publicity and privacy, copyright law, trademark law, as well as drafting agreements for software licensing, brand integration, joint marketing, celebrity spokesperson, sponsorship, production, publishing, and music licensing.
Vanessa is a regular speaker at leading IP conferences and seminars and routinely publishes with Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Thomson Reuters Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, AmLaw Daily, and the World Trademark Review Yearbook.
Prior to joining the firm, Vanessa was a partner at another top AmLaw 100 international law firm.
Vanessa earned her BA from Georgetown University and her JD from Georgetown University Law Center.