January 8, 1945 - December 9, 2019
Baila was an esteemed partner at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. for more than 34 years. After graduating from Monroe High at age 16, she entered the School of Margaret Morrison at Carnegie Tech. She subsequently studied and graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where she was managing editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. In 1975 while pregnant with her second child, Baila graduated summa cum laude and had the distinction of being the school’s first woman valedictorian. Baila specialized in general civil, intellectual property, and entertainment litigation before all State and Federal Courts and Trademark Tribunals. Before starting at Cowan, Baila worked as a law clerk to Honorary Richard Owen, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York. During her time as a partner at Cowan, she served on the executive committee and as hiring partner. Baila went on to be an adjunct assistant professor at Brooklyn Law School, and chair of many boards, including the International Trademark Association and American Intellectual Property Law Association. After her retirement from Cowan, Baila's impact on the firm's culture, practice and reputation continued to be felt, even to this day, through the numerous attorneys she partnered with, mentored and trained.