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"I appreciate the creative and financial investments required to create brands and the critical role intellectual property law plays in protecting those brands."



Kate focuses her practice on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation in both federal and NYS courts. She represents clients in matters involving trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, business torts, domain name disputes, and various breach of contract issues.

Kate’s research and writing experience includes drafting proposed district court decisions and orders, preparing appellate briefs, and editing content for the LexisNexis Technology Innovation Law and Practice textbook.

Prior to joining Barclay Damon, Kate served as a law clerk to two judges, including Chief US District Judge for the Northern District of New York Glenn Suddaby.

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


  • Spanish

Representative Experience

  • Represented a multi-national consumer goods corporation in a distributor contract dispute that was resolved favorably after discovery and prior to trial.
  • Defended a municipality, its former mayor, several employees, and the city council in an action by two businesses that asserted NY statutory and constitutional challenges to a lease. Drafted the summary judgment motion and cross-motion briefs that resulted in the court’s dismissal of the case against the municipal clients following an oral argument on the motions.
  • Represented a health care provider in a trademark infringement action that was favorably resolved prior to trial.
  • Represented a family-owned food products company in a trademark infringement action against a luxury hotel and casino and helped negotiate a favorable settlement before trial.
  • Secured a US copyright registration for a client’s jewelry design.

Prior Experience

  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York to Chief Judge Glenn Suddaby, TEF Law Clerk
  • Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, Attorney
  • Superior Court of New Jersey to Judge Ralph DeLuccia, Jr., Law Clerk
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Research Assistant to Technology Commercialization Professor Theodore Hagelin
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Teaching Assistant to Legal Communications and Writing Professor Aliza Milner
  • Bergdorf Goodman Corporate Office, Assistant Buyer
  • Ann Taylor Corporate Office, Assistant Merchandiser

Selected Community Activities

  • Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School, Former Fashion Communications Adjunct Professor

Selected Honors

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Scribes Legal Writing Award, 2012
  • Syracuse University College of Law, L. Frederick E. Goldie Publication Award for Legal Scholarship, 2012
  • Syracuse University College of Law, CALI Award for Legal Communications & Research, 2011

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, “Social Security Appeals Decision Making” CLE and Panel Discussion With Judge David Peebles

Selected Publications & Media

  • Syracuse University Journal of International Law and Commerce, “Fashioning a Solution to Design Piracy: Considering Intellectual Property Law in the Global Context of Fast Fashion”
  • LexisNexis Technology Innovation Law and Practice, Editor


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