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I specialize in complex litigation in the areas of intellectual property - copyright, trademarks and patents, commercial law, labor and employment law, constitutional law and international law.  In addition to other courts, I am admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Trademark: 30%
    19 years
  2. Copyright: 30%
    24 years
  3. Employment: 23%
    29 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    24 years
  5. Arbitration: 7%
    29 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

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Bass Law Firm

551 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10176-0001


NYCurrently registered 198003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Included in Registry of Preeminent Women AttorneysMartindale2012
Included In "Registry Of Preeminent Women Attorneys"/ 1st EdMartindale-Hubbell2011
Selected To Sit As Judge On "Mock" Supreme Court - New YorkAmerican Bar Association _Nat'l Appellate Advocacy Competition2011
Selected to Sit As Judge On "Mock" Supreme Court - D.C.American Bar Association _ National Appellate Advocacy Competition2011
Named to Top Women Lawyers in Northeast ListArrive Magazine2011
named to Top Women Lawyers in New York City ListAvenue Magazine2011
Rated "AV 5.0 Preeminent"Martindale Hubbell's Highest Peer-Review Rating2010
MemberCambridge Who's Who2010
Named One Of Ten "Stand Out" Appellate AttorneysNational Law Journal2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of the Bar of New York CityMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' Association; Committees: ADR and Arbitration; Cyberspace Law CommitteeMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar Association; Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Sports Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tasini v. The New York Times et al.Successful
Construction Accident Case With Far-Reaching ImplicationsSuccessful
RICO and Other Commercial Claims On Behalf of Overseas AirlineSuccessful
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal Scholarship NetworkHealth Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate2012
The New Republic"Even The Most Conservative Supreme Court Justices Have Already Found Mandates Constitutional," co-authored w/ Harvard Prof. Einer Elhauge2012
Legal Scholarship Network"Catch 411:' Does Section 411 of the Copyright Act Restrict the Subject Matter Jurisdiction of Federal Courts Over Copyright Actions?"2009
Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 3"Pennies For Their Thoughts?: The Value Of Writers' Digital Rights"2003
Legal Times, April 16, 2001"When a Copyright Ends: The Tasini Case Demonstrates How Infringing Works In A Digital World,"2001, April 24, 2001"Copyright Protection In A Digital Age: Free-lancers Fight For Equal Protection As Creations Go Online"2001
Legal Times, May 14, 2001"Argued and Lost: Publishers Are Still Pushing Already Discredited Legal Theories"2001
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1, N.Y. State Bar Association"Tasini v. New York Times: Scourge? Or, Straightforward Statutory Construction?"2000
Intellectual Property, a Legal Times Magazine"Free-lancers Ride Again,"2000
Legal Times, October 25, 1999"Electronic Pie Must Be Shared: Fairness for Free-lancers,"1999
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, N.Y. State Bar Association"The Tasini case: Micro-Film and Macro-Questions,"1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Graduated Magna Cum LaudeN/A
Massachusetts Institute of Technologymathematical logicN/AN/A
Harvard-Radcliffe CollegeN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Yale Mock Trial InvitationalJudge, Yale Mock Trial Competition - December 5, 20102010
LEL Annual CLE Conference, Nov. 7-10, 2007, Philadelphia, PAInvited to Present Appellate Argument in Mock Trial2007
6th Annual Conference On Doing Business Online: E-Business & information Technology Law, Nov. 4, 2002, San Francisco, CA""Trends and Developments in Internet Litigation"2002
6th Annual Conference on Doing Business Online: E-business & Information Technology Law 2003, Sept. 30, 2002, New York, N.Y."Trends and Developments in Internet Litigation"2002
"The Law, Technology & The Arts Symposium", Nov. 1, 2002, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio"Copyright In The Digital Age: Reflections On Tasini and Beyond"2002
New York State Bar Ass'n Intellectual Property Fall Meeting, Oct. 13, 2001, Bolton Landing, New York"Copyright's Cyber-Future After The Tasini Case"2001
a day-long Symposium, Sept. 24, 2001, New York, N.Y.Co-Chair and Panelist, "Electronic Rights After Tasini"2001
a day-long Symposium, Oct. 3, 2001, Los Angeles, Ca.Co-Chair and Panelist, "Electronic Rights After Tasini"2001
57th Inter American Press Association General Assembly, Oct. 16, 2001, Washington, D.C."On The Internet and Intellectual Property,"2001
26th Annual Intellectual Property Institute, Nov. 16, 2001, Anaheim, CA"Tasini and Beyond: Authors' and Publishers' Digital rights, Remedies and Strategies,"2001
"Life After Tasini" SymposiumScheduled Presentation, "Digital Fast-Forward,"2001
"Copyright Law 2001," Washington, D.C."Who Controls Electronic Rights In The Digital Marketplace"2001
Meeting Of The Philadelphia Chapter, Copyright Society"On The Implications Of The District Court's Decision in Tasini v. New York Times,"1999