Overview

Theodora focuses on trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, enforcement, litigation, and transactions.  She is especially interested in assisting under-resourced businesses and communities to develop and protect their intellectual property, often a missing component of community economic development services.  She has a particular interest in helping future fashion designers to achieve their goals.

Theodora is the daughter of Haitian parents, and she is fluent in Haitian Creole and conversational/intermediate French.

“When out of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, working out, mentoring college-bound students, and attending Broadway shows.”

Honors & Recognitions

James Lipscomb Scholarship Recipient, The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (May 2019)

Featured in Katten Muchin Rosenman’s IP KattWalk quarterly newsletter (January 2019) 

Student-Parent Award Recipient, The Childcare Council at CUNY (2018). 

Shirley Stewart Farmer Scholarship Recipient, The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (May 2018)

Women’s Public Service Scholar & Edward T. Rogowsky Scholar, Hunter College-CUNY (2009)

Community & Professional Activities

International Trademark Association (INTA) (2019 to 2020)

American Bar Association (Member, Intellectual Property Law Section) (2021 to Present)

American Intellectual Property Law Association (2018 to 2020)

New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Member, Amicus Briefs Committee)

(2021 to Present)

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (2016 to 2019)

The New York City Bar Association (2016 to Present)

- Member, Trademark and Unfair Competition Committee (2019 to 2021)

- Student Member, Education & The Law Committee (2018 to 2019) 

Experience

Experience

Theodora’s experience has included legal research; drafting memoranda; infringement investigations; litigation discovery and affidavits; and appearances and arguments in Civil, Supreme, and Small Claims courts.  She also has participated in various outreach programs.

She is a graduate of the Intellectual Property Transactions Bootcamp, New York Intellectual Property Association (2021).

Prior Employment

The New York City Law Department (Assistant Corporation Counsel) (2019 to 2022)

Fish & Richardson (Law Clerk) (2019)

Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP (Legal Extern) (2019)

Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) (Legal Intern) (2018-2019)

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (Legal Intern) (2018)

New York City Council (Legislative Intern) (2017)

Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights (Law Clerk) (2017)

The New York Public Library (Community Outreach & Technology Training Associate) (2011 to 2016)

Education

City University of New York School of Law (JD 2019; CUNY Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor and Footnote Forum Editor)

Hunter College-CUNY (BA 2011; Vallone Academic Achievement Award and Deans List)

Yale University School of Management (2010; Student Member, pre-MBA Leadership Program)

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
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