#KiaBeKnowin
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Attorney | strategist | party guest extraordinaire

 
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About

I’m a New York City-based attorney and digital strategist with over a decade of experience advising clients and organizations on the practical applications of an increasingly digital world. I’ve represented a wide variety of clients in the entertainment, fashion, e-commerce, arts, advertising, nonprofit, and media industries. On any day of the week you might find me serving as in-house counsel for a nonprofit healthcare organization, acting as Of Counsel/trademark specialist for a boutique NYC law firm, or advising select clients on intellectual property (IP) and business strategy matters.

Prior to practicing law, I was engaged as a social and digital media strategist for large, international organizations. This experience infuses my law practice with a unique perspective and insight into the spaces in which my clients build, promote, and protect their businesses. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working in other diverse fields including anti-violence advocacy, race and ethnicity relations, criminal and family law, and legal marketing.

When I’m not wearing my lawyer hat, I’m planning a trip, laughing in the group chat, snuggling with my cat, watching movies, starting (not finishing) a book, and generally trying to love life.

 

 

Education

B.A. | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D. | Temple University Beasley School of Law
LL.M | Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Bar Admission

New York State

Areas of Focus

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Currently Into: Parisian cocktail bars, historical Fiction on Netflix, my cat's purpose in life, high-cut swimsuits, K-Beauty, designing a backyard oasis, yogurt in glass containers, champagne on weeknights, and hitting “unsubscribe”.

 
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Podcasts & Presentations

Upcoming… #IRLCONN | May 2019

Legal Basics | Craft Industry Alliance | May 2018

Know Your Rights | Freelancer's Union | June 2017

Jenny Odegard and Nakia Hansen | Alt Trademarks Podcast by Alt Legal | 2017

Private Lives, Public Spaces: A conversation on privacy, anonymity, and safe spaces online | DVAP Advisory Group | 2014

There for the Taking: Protecting your intellectual property and avoiding infringement | DVAP Advisory Group

HipHop/Pop Culture Influence on Youth | National Resource Center on Domestic Violence | 2014

Blackface Christmas | Postbourgie | 2012

Drive More Revenue from Your Social Strategy | PivotCon | 2012

 

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What do you need?

Trademarks

Contracts, LLCs, strongly-worded letters, etc.

Business strategy consulting; thought partnership

For select referrals. Please inquire directly.

Not offering these services at present. Check out Odegard Law, LLP or reach out for a referral.

Select, limited engagements.

 
 
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you’re welcome to reach out with inquiries for speaking, working together, quotes for articles, referrals and to give compliments … glowing, fabulous compliments.