Lauren Emerson co-chairs the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group at Leason Ellis where she helps clients establish and enforce intellectual property rights. Lauren counsels household names and new ventures alike across a diverse array of industries including consumer products, fashion, payment technology, energy, telecom, medical devices, retail, software, automotive, and food and beverage. She has developed a niche publishing practice working primarily with individual authors. She also advises several non-profit organizations. Lauren has significant experience managing global trademark portfolios, crafting complex rights agreements, tackling thorny prosecution issues in China, and representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Federal litigation highlights include cases pertaining to film, architecture, toy sprinklers, sippy cups, romance novels, and in-dash navigation systems. WTR, WWL and Super Lawyers have recognized Lauren’s passion for her practice and commitment to client service. Outside of the firm, Lauren channels her enthusiasm into involvement with industry organizations, including INTA, AIPLA and NYIPLA. Lauren currently serves as Chair of the AIPLA’s Copyright Law Committee and co-chairs the NYIPLA’s Trademark Law & Practice Committee. Lauren is frequently invited to speak at industry and legal events on topics ranging from Copyright 101 to complex issues involving the DMCA and has authored a number of amicus briefs. She holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Dartmouth College. Before attending law school, Lauren enjoyed a prior career in licensing at Pokémon USA, Inc.