Rachel Leah Pearlman is a partner with the firm. She has experience in many different areas of intellectual property law including patent prosecution, copyright and trademark litigation and licensing. Ms. Pearlman focuses her practice on information technology law and is especially active in the computer systems, computer science, Internet, and the fashion industry. Before joining the firm, Ms. Pearlman worked in the intellectual property practice at Dickstein Shapiro LLP in New York City. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of New York and the District of New Jersey, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Pearlman worked in the information technology field for almost a decade. During this time, she was employed as both a programmer and a project manager. She also served as vice president of a small consulting company, where she managed the design, development, and implementation of core systems for major financial institutions, leading non-profits and Fortune 500 companies.
Ms. Pearlman received her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Brooklyn Law School (2007). She holds both a B.S. (1997) and an M.S. (2000) in Science and Technology studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While at Brooklyn Law School, she served as Symposium Editor on the founding board of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial, and Commercial Law. She was also a staff member of the Journal of Law and Policy. A member of both the trial and appellate advocacy divisions of the Moot Court Honor Society, she served as Vice President of Trial Advocacy and competed and won many advocacy competitions. Ms. Pearlman was a winner of the National Trial Advocacy Competition for Region II and was presented with both the New York State Bar Association’s Tiffany Cup and the American College of Trial Lawyers Lewis F. Powell Jr. Medal for Excellence in Advocacy. She also won the National Civil Rights Trial Competition and was awarded Best Advocate. Ms. Pearlman placed third in the International Trademark Association’s Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition and was awarded Best Advocate. Finally, she was a finalist in the Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition.
Ms. Pearlman has co-authored articles for Patent Law, published yearly by the Practising Law Institute. Her most recent article is entitled Opinion Letters, Representation Issues and the Impact of the In re Seagate Decision. In 2008, she was recognized for her work counseling pro se litigants in connection with the New York Family Court Project and received the Pro Bono Service Award.