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Deborah's practice focuses on intellectual property matters, including trademark and copyright, information technology and new media.

Honors & Recognitions

  • IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property magazine 2016-17
  • The Legal 500 United States for Trademarks (2016)
  • Euromoney’s ExpertGuides (2016)
  • The Legal 500 -Intellectual Property - Trademarks, non-contentious 
  • NY “Super Lawyers” Top Women Lawyer for Intellectual Property 
  • New York “Super Lawyers” in Intellectual Property
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law (Trademarks)

Community & Professional Activities

  • International Trademark Association, ADR Committee (Member 2018)

  • Practising Law Institute Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace (Chair 2017-present; Speaker 2015-present)

  • Fordham Fashion Law Clinic, Volunteer (2016-present)

  •  Featured Volunteer, International Trademark Association Bulletin, August 1, 2012, Vol. 67 No. 14

  • International Trademark Association, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee (Member 1998-present; Chair 2011-12; Vice-Chair, 2010-11)



  • New York Law Journal, Newspaper Reporter (1988-91)


Speaking Engagements

  • PLI New York Center, 06.30.2017
  • Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2014 - 2017
    PLI Practising Law Institute July 2014-17
  • INTA Roundtable "Dissecting the U.S. Trademark Application
    INTA Roundtable Program, 2014
  • Cardozo's Semi-annual Fashion Law Symposium
    Moderator, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2013
  • CLL Restaurant, Food & Hospitality Seminar
    Speaker, 2008
  • Bridging the Gap: Intellectual Property
    Chair and Moderator, New York State Bar Association, 2005
  • U.S. Trademark Clearance, Registration and TTAB Proceedings
    Guest Lecturer, St. John's University School of Law, 2004
  • U.S. Trademark Prosecution
    Chair, International Trademark Association Roundtable Program, 2003


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Fordham University School of Law (JD 1994)

St. Lawrence University (BA 1984)


  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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