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Practice Areas

Litigation, Copyright, Technology, Trademarks and Brands


Eleanor M. Lackman is a nationally recognized practitioner in IP, media,and entertainment law. Her practice encompasses media and entertainment defense, copyright and trademark litigation and counseling,and trademark branding, prosecution,and licensing. She is a skilled

advocate, having successfully argued and won multiple high-profile federal appeals, preliminary injunction motions,and other motions on the merits,in addition to repeatedly securing victories as lead trial counsel. The media and entertainment industries routinely call on her to draft amicus briefs in the most closely watched cases in the country, while major brand owners in a wide range of industries entrust her with their branding,counseling,

licensing, prosecution, and enforcement needs.

Eleanor co-chairs the Litigation and Trademark practices and sits on the firm’s Executive Committee. As part of her commitment to the media, entertainment, sports, and technology industries, Eleanor splits her time between CDAS’s offices in New York and California, and she is admitted to practice in both states.

Professional Memberships

-Copyright Society of the USA:Co-National Chapters Coordinator; -International Trademark Association:International Amicus Committee

-Media Law Resource Center, Litigation and Copyright&Trademark Committees

-Copyright Alliance, Amicus Committee

-The Recording Academy, Entertainment Law Initiative Judge


Co-Author, Trends and Developments USA, Chambers Global Practice Guides Trade Marks 2018